Pork Shoulder with Apple, Sage and Seasonal Beans

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5 / 5
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Suitable cuts:
Pork shoulder or hock
Temperature:
Gas mark 4, 180°C, 350°F
Serves:
Between 4 and 6 people
Cooking Time:
120 minutes
Ingredients:
  • 900g (2lb) Pork shoulder or hock, cut in large chunks
  • 15mlsp (1tbsp) Oil
  • 1 Onion, peeled and quartered
  • 4 Large sprigs sage
  • 1 Cooking apple, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 3 Eating apples, cored and quartered
  • 400g (approx) Can flageolet beans, black eye beans or a mixture
  • 300ml (1/2pt) Pork stock
  • 150ml (1/4pt) Apple juice
  • 50g (2oz) Fresh or frozen seasonal beans or peas - e.g. broad beans
Method:
Pre-heat the oven.

Heat the oil in a large ovenproof casserole pot. Add the chunks of pork and brown them on all sides. Next add the onion, sage, apples (reserve one eating apple), canned beans, stock and apple juice.

Bring to the boil, cover with a lid and place in the oven for 2 hours until the meat is falling apart. After 1½ hours cooking add the reserved apple quarters and seasonal beans, stir and continue cooking.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve with seasonal vegetables and chunks of bread.