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Monday, 14 December 2015

Pork Casserole with Sunshine Peppers

Has it been dull and grey where you live? This time of year can often feel grey and drab. There is also the added pressure of getting things all done and ready in time for Christmas! 
How about cheering yourself, and your dining table up, with this recipe idea - I've called it 'Pork Casserole with Sunshine Peppers' because I thought for a change I'd pick some bright and cheerful colours to put in with the meat. This is what I used and how I made it ... I can also tell you it didn't hang around on the plate long either ...delicious was the word used when the meal was complete!



Ingredients
Serves 2 / 3
0.450kg diced leg (or shoulder) of pork 
1/2 large red pepper
1/2 large orange pepper
1/2 large yellow pepper
1 carrot
1 onion (you can use white or red) sliced
mushrooms, a handful 4 - 6
salt and black pepper for seasoning
mixed herbs 
gravy / stock (of choice) about 3/4 pint (to cover meat etc)




Method
Wipe / wash meat and all vegetables with water before using
Put oven on to warm up. Gas 4, Electric 180
Dice up meat into approx 1 inch 'chunks' and place in oven proof casserole dish
Remove skin from onion and slice, add to casserole dish 
De-seed, as appropriate all, peppers and cut into square pieces, add to casserole dish
Peel and slice carrot and add to casserole dish
Slice or quarter mushrooms and add to casserole dish
season with salt and black pepper
add herbs of your choice - I used dried mixed herbs
Make up your stock and pour over meat and vegetables to cover
Put lid on casserole dish, place in warmed oven, cook for approx 1 1/2 hours until meat is tender.

Tip - I usually gently stir all ingredients at least twice during cooking 

Whilst casserole is cooking prepare any accompanying vegetables

Serve on warmed plates and enjoy

How about this tip for preparing onions:


First slice off the top of the onion (leave the root on for the moment), then remove the papery skin and any brown outer layers.
To chop the onion, cut in half from top to bottom. Put the cut side down and make a number of horizontal cuts towards, but not quite reaching, the root. Then make as many vertical cuts through the onion, again not quite reaching the root. Holding the onion very firmly and with the knife blade at right angles to the first set of cuts that you made, slice down vertically - the onion will fall away in small pieces as you go. Continue cutting until you reach the root, which you can now discard.

To slice, trim the root off, then cut in slices moving from the root end towards the top. Leave as slices or separate each one out into rings.

All onions are best prepared just before you use them.


Read more about onions here

All the best Jan

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pork is generally a reasonable price and we eat it at least once a week. Dish does look colourful.

Jenny S

Jo said...

It looks delicious. It's definitely grey and drab here at the moment so food such as this is very much appreciated.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the casseroles with the meat and veggies cooked in one pot. This dish sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jenny
Yes, pork is a reasonably priced meat ... whether you eat it as a Roast, as Chops, or in a casserole. Glad you liked the look of the 'colourful' dish.

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jo
Yes the weather may be mild, but the colour of the skies are not inspiring ... so I thought a dish like this may be the answer, and bring more colour to the day!

Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Eileen
I do agree, one pot style meals are brilliant ... and saves on the washing up too!
Hope you have a brilliant week.

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Jennifer said...

Hi Jan, thank you for your kind comments on my blog lately. It's always nice to hear from you. This recipe looks really delicious. I like peppers a lot, and am always looking for different ways to use pork. It's a very healthy meat. I will save this recipe and try it sometime. Thanks for sharing. :)

Gail said...

I make a similar yet not as healthy. I add mushroom soup.

Thanks for your kind comments. I have to try and solve problems with materials on hand and can get creative. This fix will work for a few years and by then maybe I can buy new siding or will have more sacks.

I'm glad you like the poem.

Have a very blessed week.

DeniseinVA said...

Another winner Jan, thank you :)

Carla from The River said...

Yummy...the idea of all the peppers. Yummy!
I will be trying this one. :-))
Thank you,
Carla

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jennifer
Glad you liked the look and sound of this recipe idea ... it's a good one for the family, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Gail
That sounds a good idea to add soup to a casserole - my dear mum used to add a vegetable soup / stock to many of the casseroles she made, and they did taste great!

Hope your week is going well - many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Denise
"Another winner" ... thank you, though I say so myself, it does taste good!

Hope your week is going well - many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Carla
I think the colour of the peppers do look great and each pepper has slightly different nutritional elements too, have a look here
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=50&tname=foodspice

Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

The Happy Whisk said...

I'll pass on the pig, but gladly take a big bowl of peppers.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Ivy
Peppers of all colours are just great aren't they.
I quite like putting them on skewers and perhaps adding tomatoes ...
Well you could add anything that you would like. The grandchildren love tucking into pepper sticks (and celery and carrot sticks) it's great to see them eating and thoroughly enjoying them.

All the best Jan

Lisa said...

Pork and peppers is usually a winner in this house.
A plate of sunshine is a feast inside and out.
Lisa x

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Lisa
I love that " A plate of sunshine is a feast inside and out. "

Many thanks for your comment

All the best Jan