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Chinese-style pork casserole

Delicious and simple to make, this hearty and healthy stew is warming and rich in aromatic spices. It's ideal for a family supper and good enough for guests too.

  • 30 minutes prep. time
  • 1 hour 30 minutes cooking time
  • Serves 4
  • Soups, stews & curries
A ceramic casserole dish with a blue napkin alongside, full of Chinese-style pork casserole, with pork chunks, chopped carrot, star anise and chopped spring onions in a golden sauce
Rich and aromatic, this pork casserole has a Chinese influence | © National Trust Images/William Shaw


  • 15ml vegetable oil
  • 250g white onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 600g diced pork
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 30ml soy sauce
  • 80ml white wine
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 250g carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 baby gem lettuce, shredded
  • ½ bunch spring onions, finely sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160°C (150°C fan/gas mark 3).

Step 2

Place a pan on a medium heat and, once it's hot, add the oil, followed by the onion and garlic. Sauté until soft.

Step 3

Add the chilli and spices and fry for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add the pork pieces and fry until browned.

Step 5

Add the honey, treacle and soy sauce and stir well. Add the white wine, chicken stock and carrots and stir again. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Transfer to an ovenproof dish, cover with a lid or foil, and cook in the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes until the pork is soft.

Step 7

Remove from the oven and stir in the shredded lettuce and spring onions. Check the seasoning and serve.

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