Savoury Pork cobbler

Serves 3 to 4

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 x 250g packs of Helen Browning’s Organic pork mince
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 carrots, diced 200g mushrooms
  • 2-3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • salt & pepper 275ml chicken/vegetable stock

For scone topping:

  • 225g self raising flour
  • 300ml double cream
  • 75g cheddar cheese grated

Heat oven to 190 degrees C.

Heat olive oil in a large pan.

Add onions and garlic and fry for a few minutes.

Add the pork mince, carrots and mushrooms and fry until the mince is browned and cooked through.

Drain any excess fat off.

Add 2-3 tablespoons of tomato puree, salt & pepper to taste and the stock.

Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes then pour into a shallow ovenproof dish.

Whilst pork is simmering, make the scones:

Put the self raising flour and grated cheese in a large mixing bowl.

Add the 300ml cream and mix to a dough.

Roll out on a floured surface, to about 2cm thick and cut into scone shapes.

Place the scones on top of the pork around the edge of the dish, brush with milk and sprinkle a little extra grated cheese on top of each scone.

Bake in the oven for about 20mins until the scones are nicely browned.

Serve with fresh seasonal vegetables of your choice.

© Copyright Liz Franklin 2014

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Following two years of being ‘highly commended’, our Helen Browning brand organic hot dogs, have now won ‘Gold’ in the Organic Food Awards. They are amazing, we think – what hot dogs used to be like, before they were made of pig skin and old washing up lines all pulped up together! And Helen’s Beef Sirloin, also usually on the menu here, also won ‘Gold’.


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