Braised Pork

Ok, so my promise to blog more regularly hasn’t really been fulfilled over the past few weeks. Partly life has gotten in the way, and partly because of an unreliable internet connection.

Anyway I hope this recipe will make up for it.


This recipe was cooked in a conventional oven, but could be easily adapted for a slow cooker. Follow the recipe to step 3, and then place ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-9 hours.



Olive oil – 1 tablespoon

Red onioins – 2 (sliced)

Balsamic vinegar – 2 tablespoons

Pork leg – 3lb/1.2kg

Chicken oxo cube

Potatoes – 4 medium sized (halved)

Carrots – 3 (chopped)

Celery – 3 stalks (chopped)

Worcester sauce – 2 tablespoons

Seasoning – salt, pepper, mixed herbs and sage.

Equipment: Chopping board, knife, lidded casserole


  1. Heat the casserole dish, add the olive oil and onions. Fry on a medium heat until softened.
  2. Add balsamic vinegar and sautee.
  3. Remove excess fat from the pork, season and sear on all sides.
  4. Add the vegetables, stock cubes, seasoning and Worcester sauce.
  5. Add boiling water until Pork is almost covered.
  6. Bring to boil, cover and place in preheated oven (160°C/ Fan 140°C/ Gas 3).
  7. Cook for 3 hours.
  8. Remove meat to carve (though it’ll probably fall apart more than more than slice!). The stock can also be reduced if a thicker gravy is desired.



4 comments on “Braised Pork

  1. Looks like perfect pulled pork!

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