Portly Cooks | Pork Knuckle

This one will take sometime but it will be SUPER worth it, chuck it in the slow cooker on a weekend morning, go about your day then come home to this feast. Serves 2 1 Unsmoked Pork Knuckle/Ham Hock Half a head of White Cabbage 75ml White Vinegar 75ml water Salt Cavolo Nero (for token…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooker Chilli

Serves 2 250g Beef Mince 1 White Onion 200ml Passata 1 tin Adzuki Beans 1 Beef Oxo Cube 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1 tsp Cayenne pepper 1 tsp All Purpose Seasoning 1 tsp Tabasco Sauce 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Dice the onion and fry off with the beef. Mix in the…

Portly Cooks | 12hr Slow Cooked BBQ Ribs

Slow food doesn’t get simpler than this… 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Cayenne pepper powder 1 tsp Garlic powder 1 tsp Brown sugar Rack of Pork ribs BBQ Sauce Mix together rub ingredients and then massage the rub into the meat and leave in the fridge overnight, slow cook the pork ribs in the oven…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooked Lamb Shank in Minted Gravy

Oooo Lamb Shank, this is up there in the top 3 of answers to the question, ‘What would your final meal be?’  It’s an indulgent meal perfect for a Sunday roast or a fancy mid-week treat, all this one needs is time, and you get that awesome smell of dinner wafting through the house when…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooker Harissa Pork Chop

If you are trying to save yourself some time, get yourself a slow cooker and chuck all the ingredients in as you wait for the coffee machine to give you your morning brew. I used a pork chop for mine but this works with anything you fancy. Pork Chop/Lamb Chop/Chicken Thighs 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes…

Portly Cooks | Slow Cooked BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

Jackfruit, it’s a weird thing and is super popular at the moment. So the other week I got my hands on some and found out what all the fuss is about. 1 Tin Drained Jack fruit Paprika 200ml BBQ Sauce This is another slow cooker job and is super easy.  Drain and pat the jackfruit…

Portly Cooks | Slow Food: Sausage and Chorizo Casserole

The weather a few days ago got ever so slightly chillier. I love autumn and winter food, it’s the kind of food that gives you a hug, and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy as you hunker down away from the cold weather outside. This one doesn’t even need any pre-cooking in a pan…

Portly Cooks | 10 Hour Lamb Belly Tagine

Slow food is some of the best food and who doesn’t love a good tagine?  This one is literally a chuck it all in and leave it kind of deal. 200g Lamb Belly 1 Rasher Bacon 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes 1 Small Tin Butterbeans 1 tsp Harissa Spice Mix 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp…

Portly Cooks | Slow Food | 24 Hour Ribs

Good things come to those who wait apparently… this one is worth the wait and best done over a weekend but who cares what day it is you get some epic slow cooked ribs! 1 rack Pork Ribs Portly’s BBQ Spice Rub Tin Foil 1 tbsp BBQ Sauce There aren’t many ingredients in this recipe,…

Portly Cooks | Slow Food | Red Wine Braised Lamb Hearts

I like offal, some people don’t. It is sometimes overlooked and generally has a better flavour than some of the more expensive cuts of meat. Lamb is one of my favourite meats but can be a bit harsh on the pocket don’t you think? This one though is a dish that’s all heart… badum tish!…