Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Today I thought it was time to get my old friend out.





I made Pork Hotpot.

I had a Pork Tenderloin in the freezer but you can just use any pork.







1 large or couple small onions
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
150g Mushrooms
300g Carrots
1 Tbsp of Mixed Dried Herbs
900g potatoes
Pork ( I used the whole of this tenderloin)
1 1/4 pints of vegetable or chicken stock
salt and black pepper


Very simple just slice up the carrots, onions, potatoes and mushrooms.

Seal the pork in a frying pan.

Then just start assembling layers in any order you like and finish of with a layer of potatoes. Season each layer and add a sprinkling of the herbs.

Pour over the hot stock and then just leave  to cook.


This is enough for 4 generous servings, we will be having the same again tommorow night.

This came in around £1.10 a portion.


This warmed us right up as it has suddenly gone really cold here, it was really tasty.






I don't know about you but I find the simplest meals are often the nicest.

 I love the slow cooker it saves time, washing up and money.



16 comments:

  1. It's funny, I was just looking at my slow cooker yesterday and thought that it would be in use again very soon. These tasty meals are what we like best at this time of year.

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  2. It looks very nice. To be honest I use my slow cooker all year, although I did wonder on one hot day why the hell I was making stew mis-summer!!

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    1. Well its handy for chilli's, curry throughout the year as well x

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  3. A couple of years ago I bought a slow cooker. Great excitement ... I thought this would be a super gadget (from one who doesn't usually buy gadgets) but what I found was that no matter what I cooked in it, it all came out tasting exactly the same, whether chicken, beef or lamb. Goodness knows what I was doing wrong, but perhaps I might give it a go again ...
    Margaret P

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    1. I have a couple slow cooking books there is lots in there.

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    2. Yes, I bought a couple of slow-cooking cook books, all buoyed up at the thought of something different, but still the food all came out tasting much the same. This doesn't happen, incidentally, when I cook the traditional way using my Neff circotherm oven, it cooks everything perfectly (mind you, I look after the blighter; it's now 15 years old. It had a professional clean yesterday - I have it cleaned professionally about once every 9 or 10 months - and it's like a new oven. But I intend to dig out the little slow cooker and have a go again, perhaps with chicken pieces and make a chicken casserole, coq au vin style. I think these gadgets were invented for people who were out at work all day so they could return home to a meal. I don't actually need to use it, but it seems daft to have loitering in the cupboard when it might be doing something useful. Otherwise, slow cooker, it's the charity shop for you ...
      Margaret P

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    3. It is true it is handy for working folk, I do like to cook with the oven, but when we are busy or out it is nice to come home to a hot meal.

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  4. My old friend is coming out tomorrow when I get up after nights. I'll be making a batch of chicken and vegetable curry.

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  5. Mmm souns lovely, think i will be making this one ths week!
    I love my slow cooker andnuse it all year, i do joints of meat in it which is great when you dancy a roast in the summer as the house doesnt get as hot !
    Kay xx

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    1. Yes it works wonders on meat, so tender x

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  6. I completely agree with you about the simplest meals often being the best. I love my slow cooker and it's definitely the weather for nice hot meals xx

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    1. Hi Cheryl it went really cold her yesterday but today is the opposite.

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  7. I'm on holiday in Scotland and brought my slow cooker with me. We had beef stew on Sunday and (as it's now known) YOUR pulled pork on Tuesday. It has meant we can go out for the day and come back to a delicious meal. Yours looks lovely. X

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    1. Well done, a good way to save money, it is expensive if you have to eat out, have a fantastic time, x

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