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plate of pork and apple casserole with sliced new potatoes and carrots

Pork and apple casserole

A tasty duo of pork and apple, cooked with mixed vegetables and served with potatoes and carrots. Freeze the extra portions for handy future meals.

Serves: 4 portions

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 20-25 mins

Suitable for vegetarians? Y

Ingredients

  • ¼ small onion, peeled
  • 1 wedge green pepper
  • 1 medium mushroom
  • 1 slice courgette
  • ½ small apple, peeled and cored
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 100g minced pork
  • ½ garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 50ml water
  • 50g canned tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium new potato
  • 1 heaped tbsp carrot, peeled and sliced

Method

  1. Dice the onions, mushrooms, peppers, courgettes and apples.
  2. Heat the oil and fry the pork mince with the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the peppers, courgettes and mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes
  4. Add the apples, tomatoes and water to the pan. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add a little more water during cooking if needed.
  5. Meanwhile bring a small pan of water to the boil, add the potato and cook for 5 minutes, then add the carrot and cook for a further 5 minutes until both are cooked. You can microwave if preferred.
  6. Chop or mince the cooked casserole with cooked mashed potatoes to the desired consistency. Serve a ¼ of the mixture on a plate with the new potatoes and carrots as a finger food.

Try with other vegetables such as broccoli or frozen mixed veg.

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