Apple & Cider Pork Banger Stew

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Pork
  • Soups and Stews
  • Soups, Stews & Potjies

Cuisine

  • South African

Cooking Methods

  • Braising
  • Frying

Serves

4

Prep Time

90 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Ingredients

    8 Food Lover's Market Pork sausages
    200 g Food Lover's Market bacon, chopped
    2 medium apples, cored and cut into round slices
    1 1/2 tsp Food Lover's Market crushed garlic
    6 pickling onions, halved
    1 tsp (heaped) flour
    1 tbsp Food Lover's Market olive oil blend
    375 ml Cider (strong & dry)
    1 Bay leaf
    1 tsp Butter
    1 tsp (rounded) teaspoon freshly chopped thyme, plus a few sprigs
    Food Lovers Market Freshly ground salt and black pepper

Directions

    Place the pan over a medium heat, add the olive oil and once hot, add the sauages. Cook until golden brown and almost cooked through.
    Remove the sausages from the pan and set aside.
    Place the halved onions in the same pan and over a medium to low heat, saute for about 10 minutes ( keep the lid on ).
    Once cooked, remove from the pan and place on the same plate as the sausages. Put the chopped bacon and garlic into the pan, on a medium heat, gently fry for about 4 minutes.
    Sprinkle in the flour to soak up the juices, then gradually stir in the cider.
    Put the sausages back in with the bay leaf, fresh thyme and some freshly ground black pepper and salt.
    Now put the lid on and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
    In the mean time, gently fry the apple slice in a little butter until soft and golden.
    Once the cider has reduced and thickened, take off the heat and add the apple slices to garnish the dish.
    Serve hot with fluffy mash potatoes or some crusty sourdough bread.
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