Pork & apple casserole

Serves 4. Preparation 10 minutes. Cooking 1 hour 35 minutes. With thanks to the Royal Marsden Hospital for contributing this recipe.


  • Sunflower oil (2 tbsp)
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • Lean bacon (100g/3.5oz), diced
  • Diced pork (400g/14oz)
  • Chopped mixed vegetables, such as carrots, leeks or celery (200g/7oz)
  • Chicken stock (250ml/9floz)
  • Tomato purée (2 tsp)
  • Fresh parsley (2 heaped tsp), chopped
  • Flour (2 dessert spoons)
  • 2 small apples, diced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onions gently without browning.
  2. Add the bacon and pork and fry lightly for 1–2 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetables, tomato purée, chicken stock and salt and pepper and stir well. Thicken by stirring in the flour, and adjust the seasoning to your taste. Simmer slowly for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in the apple and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with chopped parsley.


Suitable for:

  • people with sickness or nausea
  • people with loss of taste or smell.

Nutritional information

Energy 319.2kcal; Protein 26.6g; Total fat 17.5g (of which saturates 4.9g); Carbohydrate 14.8g; Fibre 2.4g.