salt and pepper to taste (go easy on salt as stock is salty)
2 rashers smoked back bacon, diced
2 rashers belly pork, rind removed and halved
100ml dry white wine
75g sliced button mushrooms
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:3hr › Ready in:3hr20min
Pre-heat the oven to 140 C / Gas 2.
Heat a heavy based casserole dish with a glug of olive oil.
Add the onions and cook until sweated down and beginning to colour, 10 minutes. Add the potatoes, turn the heat down to medium/low, stir well for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cabbage and cook for another couple of minutes. Add 1/2 the stock, season, stir and turn off the heat.
Meanwhile, heat a frying pan with a small amount of oil and pan fry the bacon until crisp. Add to the casserole.
In the same pan, sear the belly pork and colour a little. Gently add to the casserole. In the frying pan add the wine and bring to the boil. Stir well with a wooden spoon to deglaze, add the remaining stock, bring to the boil and then pour the liquid into the casserole.
Cover with a tight fitting lid and place in the oven for 60 to 90 minutes. Remove from the oven, check liquid has not all evaporated, add a little more stock if necessary. Place back in the oven for a further 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and add the mushrooms, mix in gently. Return back to the oven for a further 30-45 minutes, occasionally checking the liquid.
Remove from the oven 10 minutes before serving. Serve with crusty bread.
I had saved it as I wanted to use half a small red cabbage and thought it would work well. I had to tweak it as I didn't allow enough time for slow cooking so I fried the onion and garlic, added the small half red cabbage and stock, cooked until about soft and boiled some thinly sliced potatoes until almost soft. Put a glug of sherry, as no wine about! Put the cabbage mix with stock into dish with mushrooms then potatoes on top with 6 thin slices of bacon (no belly pork) covering them and cooked covered at 140 C. for about an hour. Lovely, will do again and next time I will try the slow version! - 17 Oct 2013
Omg! This is AWESOME! I must admit I did add paprika (and considered some sauerkraut) as my hubby is part Serbian and that's just our taste...but seriously...no tweaking required at all really! Super yummy x - 28 May 2015