Crock-Pot BBQ Pork Steaks - Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

I say Crock-Pot or Slow Cookers are a brilliant invention; great for all kinds of easy and delicious dinners. My slow cooked pork steaks in a rich and tangy BBQ sauce melt in the mouth - just the thing to come home to a long day at work. 

BBQ Pork Steaks

I suppose you could serve this with some nice crusty bread for dipping and moping but I say for the ultimate comfort food it needs mashed potato.
Kids will love this,, you could always serve with roast potatoes instead of mash and add some broccoli to make it go even further.


Yield: 4-6

Crock-Pot BBQ Pork Steaks

You could serve this with some nice crusty bread for dipping and moping but I say for the ultimate comfort food it needs mashed potato.

ingredients:

8-12 nice lean pork loin steaks - trimmed of any fat
1 large onion - sliced
2 sticks of celery - chopped
a few mushrooms - sliced
1 x 400g tin of good quality chopped tomatoes
a little oil
Optional - see note McDougalls Thickening Granules
In a jug mix together the following:
200ml boiling water
1 x beef OXO cube (for this recipe OXO works best) 
2 tablespoons tomato puree (paste if you're in the US)
1 tablespoon of malt vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon of Colman's English mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons of soft brown sugar

instructions

Heat up a large frying pan and add a glug of oil.  Put the pork steaks in 2 or 3 at a time and sear quickly.  Remove and pop them into the slow cooker.  *Important - if you are not planning on switching on your slow cooker straight away please do not add the pork until you are ready - warm pork or any meat/poultry is never going to be a good idea to leave it sitting there.  
Don't bother washing the pan and add the onions and celery and cook over a medium heat stirring until they colour slightly and add those to the slow cooker.
Throw the mushrooms into the slow cooker and pour over the sauce you made as above.
Give everything a stir and set your slow cooker to LOW and leave to cook for 7 to 8 hours.

NOTES:

*Since cooking in a slow cooker tends to make liquid as it cooks, you may find it needs thickening - now I say McDougalls thickening granules are the very thing - you just stir in and the dissolve without a trace. They're always displayed with gravy (not flour) in a supermarket.
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BBQ Pork Steaks

5 comments

  1. A great looking recipe, Jan, just the thing for a cold evening - would be a lovely recipe to keep in the slow cooker for Bonfire Night, too.

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  2. The thickening granules are a super tip Jan, I'm a bit out of love with my slow cooker because the sauces always seem a little watery. Thank you for sharing. This looks delicious.

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  3. I adore recipes like this Jan, and I can just imagine how tender the pork is after a long dip in a slow cooker. I'd serve it up with giant jacket spuds on Bonfire Night... yum!

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  4. Oh my goodness....tried your recipe and it's absolutely gorgeous!!! I've tried various ways of cooking pork loin steaks and they always and up on the dry side even if cooking in a sauce. Slow cooker is the way to go. And the sweet tangy sauce is fantastic. Thanks for the recipe which is now stuck in my fridge for future use!!

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  5. Thank you so much Karen! Really pleased to hear you made this and like it :)

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - much appreciated.
Cheers
Jan




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