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Warm up this Winter with a Pot of Paprika Pork

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As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, we’re all looking for that perfect winter warmer recipe to remind us why we love this time of the year. There’s nothing like a combination of fire and heat to satisfy the coldest of winter nights so why not try a delicious pot of paprika spiced pork. Combine spicy pork sausages with bacon and dumplings and you’re in for a delightfully tasty treat, ideal to keep winter at bay.

Paprika pork one pot

Time – 2 hours

Serves – 4 -6

Ingredients

  • 450g (1lb) lean pork shoulder or leg, cut into cubes
  • 3 spicy pork & chilli sausages, twisted and cut in half
  • 3 rashers lean smoked bacon, chopped
  • 30ml (2tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into small pieces
  • 2 x 400g cans, chopped tomatoes
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) smoked paprika
  • 5ml (1 tsp) soft brown sugar
  • 150ml (¼pt) pork stock
  • 200g (approx) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 x 400g (approx) can butter beans, rinsed and drained (use half for pot & other for dumplings)

Dumplings:

  • 100g (4oz) self raising flour
  • 40g (1½oz) Suet
  • Reserved ½ can butter beans
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • Seasoning

To serve:

  • Steamed seasonal vegetables

How to cook

  1. Pre-heat your oven to Gas 4, 180˚C, 350˚F.
  2. Heat some oil in a large oven proof pot and add the pork, sausages, bacon, onion and garlic.
  3. Heat the mixture gently until the meat begins to brown and the onions soften.
  4. Now, add in all the remaining ingredients and bring to the boil. Once the dish is bubbling, add a lid and cook in the oven for 1½ hours or until the pork is tender.
  5. With the pork cooking, it’s time to make the dumplings. Place all of the ingredients for the dumplings into a bowl; add a little cold water to bind together. Next, shape the mixture into around 8-10 dumplings.
  6. Place the dumplings on top of the pork and cook for 20 minutes – 10 minutes with the lid on, 10 minutes with it off.
  7. Serve with steamed seasonal vegetables.



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