Pork, Apple & Sage Stew

Time: 90 minutes

This is a super flavorful comfort dish that only takes about 90 minutes in total! It is a dish that is so comforting, it is great to share and let others know you are there for them…

Music Selection: Rachel Platten – Stand By You

Ingredients:

1 kg pork shoulder, cut into cubes

1 large onion, finely diced

1 leek, finely chopped

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 celery stick, chopped

3 apples, cored, peeled and sliced

1 litre cider (apple is great)

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

¼ cup freshly chopped sage

Salt/pepper

Cheddar Cheese Dumplings

Directions:

In a large dutch oven, lightly oil and fry the onions, leek, garlic and celery until soft and slightly golden.

Add the pork and stir to brown.

When browned, add the apples (I used some frozen sliced apples that I had) and fry for a few minutes.

Then add the cider and apple cider vinegar. Let simmer for 30 minutes.

Salt/pepper and add the sage.

In the meantime, make the dumplings. Spoon the dumplings on top of the stew (you should be able to get about 8). Cover and let steam for a further 15 minutes.

Preheat oven broiler (high). Remove stew from heat. Sprinkle extra cheese on the dumplings and broil them for a few minutes (watch carefully) until the cheese melts. Serve immediately in bowls. Serve alongside braised red cabbage or warm red cabbage salad.

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