Pork in Ale

Hello Dear Reader,

Pork in Ale ( I didn't take this photo) it was from the recipe book. 

I have made this recipe many times, but usually in the Winter months, however I was in the mood for an easy to eat and nutritious dinner for Sunday, so even though the temperature was super hot, we really enjoyed this totally delicious and easy to put together meal. Just add some steamed green veg for a complete meal.

Ingredients for Pork inAle, clockwise from top right-
375 ml Pale Ale, 500 grams mushrooms, halved or quartered, 4 rashers of bacon, sliced, 2 tablespoons of plain flour, 3 garlic cloves, grated on a microplane, a small handful of Thyme, 750 grams of lean pork, cubed, 2 potatoes, cubed, 1 1/2 cups beef stock and 1 leek, washed and sliced 

Preheat oven to 180 C. Heat the oil in an oven proof casserole dish, brown pork in batches and set aside 

Then add leek, garlic and bacon to casserole dish and sauté for 2 minutes 

Move leek, garlic and bacon mixture to one side of casserole and add mushrooms, sauté until mushrooms have softened 

Now add plain flour and mix well 

Cook out flour for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally 

Add browned pork, potatoes, thyme, Pale Ale and beef stock to the casserole 

Give it a good stir and bring to a gentle boil. Put lid on casserole and put it in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Give it a stir every so often. Every oven is different so check at the 1 1/2 hour mark, there should still be enough liquid/ gorgeous gravy to coat everything. It should not be dry

This is a comforting, full of flavour dish, that everyone will enjoy. 


  1. Hello from Kentucky, USA! This recipe sounds intriguing. Is there a substitute for the ale that I could use without changing the flavors of the recipe too much?

    1. Hi Elaine, thanks for reading. I am sorry I am not much of a drinker so I don't have a suggestion for a substitution for the ale. It does add a delightful flavour though, so try and source one if you can.

  2. Thank you for this recipe, I am definetly trying this one, will have to omit the flour (my son is a coeliac), but the rest looks great. Guida


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