Pork steak casserole

    2 hours 20 min

    A lovely homely meal cheap to make and you can freeze leftovers. Lovely served with roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, mash, or even dumplings.


    Tyne and Wear, England, UK
    40 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 2 medium leeks, chopped
    • 1 large glass red wine (e.g. merlot)
    • 1 packet shop-bought diced carrot and swede
    • 900ml beef stock (made from 2 beef stock cubes)
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 4 thick pork steaks
    • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
    • 1 tablespoon pearl barley
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 1 tablespoon water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

    1. Warm a tablespoon of oil in a large pan over a medium heat. When warm add the garlic and herbs and cook and stir for a minute or two. Once sizzling add onion and leeks, cook and stir on a low to medium heat for about 5 to 10 minutes, then pour in the wine. Leave to simmer for around 10 minutes until the wine has started to reduce. At this point add carrot and swede, stock and seasoning and let simmer.
    2. Meanwhile, cut pork steaks into bite sized pieces, fry separately in a frying pan with a little oil (you may need to do this in batches) once browned, transfer to a plate.
    3. Once casserole mixture has simmered for 20 to 30 minutes, add pork, then stir and add 1 tablespoon of tomato puree and pearl barley; cook for a further 5 minutes. At this point I usually switch off the heat and leave until the evening, as I like to prepare in advance. Once evening has arrived gently heat pan back up until contents are warm but not hot. Transfer to a ovenproof casserole dish.
    4. Preheat oven to 180 C / 160 C fan / Gas 4.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for around 90 minutes, until the pork is tender. After 45 minutes take casserole dish out, mix the cornflour and water into a paste then add and stir until it starts to thicken, if desired do a little extra of this paste.
    6. Return to the oven for 45 more minutes, then it's done! Serve with roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, or mash, if you wish dumplings also can be used. Suitable for freezing, me and my husband have one meal and freeze the leftovers for another meal.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (2)


    Absolutely delicious! Couldn't get cornflour, so used a beurre manie - 50/50 flour and butter, and it made it even nicer. My family loved it with jacket potatoes and broccoli. Thank you for sharing!  -  16 Nov 2017


    Lovely casserole very easy to make I cooked mine in my slow cooker for 8 hours  -  26 Jan 2016