slow cooked pork cheeks

Cider Braised Slow Cooked Pork Cheeks

Ask your butcher to source pork cheeks for you – they are melt in the mouth good when treated well!

slow cooked pork cheeks

Cider Braised Slow Cooked Pork Cheeks

Since the nights are drawing in and we’re wanting warming comfort dishes – I figured it was about time I made the recipe videos for this dish. Quite a few people have been asking for slow cooker recipes too, so I hope this hits the brief.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 377 kcal


  • 500 gram pork cheeks approx 8
  • plain flour
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 onions
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 440 ml cider approx 1 can
  • 1 ham or chicken stock cube dissolved in volume of water below
  • 200 ml water
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp paprika


  • Coat pork cheeks in flour, salt & pepper and then brown off until slightly caramelised then put into slow cooker
  • Finely chop onion, celery & onion and add to slow cooker with pork cheeks
  • Add herbs (bay leaves and rosemary) and liquid (cider and stock pot dissolved in water)
  • Then add tablespoons of tomato purée, honey & cider vinegar
  • Then add teaspoons of garlic powder, paprika and wholegrain mustard
  • Cook on low heat for approx 8-10 hours
  • Remove pork cheeks and strain remaining stock & veg mix through a fine sieve
  • Reduce liquid on hob until taste intensifies and sauce has thickened, then add pork cheeks back in
  • Serve with either mashed potato or fresh crusty bread & enjoy!


Calories: 377kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 363mgPotassium: 431mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5690IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Slow Cooked, Slow Cooker
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