Slow-Cooked Pork with Apple Gravy

I bought a slow cooker last month. It’s taking me a while to get my head around preparing everything early in the day and setting it all going at the right time, but I’m pretty sure that once I get into the habit, I will begin to love it.

One recipe I tried recently was for pork shoulder, one of the cheaper pork cuts. I never, in my wildest dreams, could have imagined that this chunk of ugly-looking meat could taste so good! It was so tender that when I tried to remove it from the cooker to carve, it simply fell apart.

It tasted pretty darn good cold the next day, too! Unfortunately, all the photos I tried to take were incredibly unflattering for the poor pork, so you’ll just have to use your imagination…or better yet, try it and see it for yourself!

Slow-Cooked Pork with Apple Gravy – serves 4-6

1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 pork shoulder – the cheaper kind of pork roast works well
2 t dry mustard
1 t ground cumin
2-3 t dark soy sauce
1 t salt
3 apples
1 T brown sugar
1 T cornflour or arrowroot

Coat the inside of your slow cooker with non-stick spray or brush lightly with a little oil.

Place rosemary in the bottom of the cooker.

Measure mustard, cumin and salt into a shallow bowl; add enough soy sauce to make a paste. Spread the paste over each surface of the pork and place in the slow cooker.

Core the apples and cut into quarters; place between the pork and the side of the slow cooker.

Cook on high for three hours. Push the apples further down in the pan and cook a further two hours.

Remove pork from the cooker and set aside. Place the remaining juices and apples in a small pot with the brown sugar and cornflour and heat until thickened, mashing the apple as you stir.

Recipe: 100 Great Ways to Use Slow Cookers and Crock Pots – Simon and Alison Holst


9 thoughts on “Slow-Cooked Pork with Apple Gravy

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  2. made it!!! Soooo yummy!!! and I had to use coconut aminos instead of soy because of gluten allergy. Wow, this is going to be a hot fave in our house.

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  5. I’ve just gone from today’s post (15th Oct) through all your food links and bookmarked them all! What amazing-looking meals! Thanks for creating such a treasure trove of great ideas πŸ™‚

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