Pork & Leek Stew with Dumplings

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    2hrs 25mins
  • Serves icon
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Prunes add sweetness to this comforting, slow cooked pork dish. Top with dumplings for a tasty one pan meal the whole family with love.

recipe updated Jun 12, 2020


  • Pork tenderloin icon
    Pork tenderloin
    4 cups
  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Leek icon
    500g (about 5½)
  • Prunes icon
    150g (about ¾ cup)
  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    1.5 liters (1500ml)
  • Pearl barley icon
    Pearl barley
    75g (about ½ cup)
  • Self raising flour icon
    Self raising flour
    150g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Suet icon
    75g (about 5⅛ tbsp)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Water icon
    125ml (125ml)


  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Dutch oven
  • kCook icon Plate

Step preview

  1. Add pork tenderloin to a clean work surface
  2. Season
  3. Heat vegetable oil to a clean Dutch oven
  4. Fry pork in Dutch oven bit by bit
  5. Transfer content of Dutch oven to plate
  6. Add vegetable oil, onion and leek to the Dutch oven
  7. Fry - 5 min, medium heat
  8. Transfer pork to Dutch oven
  9. Add bay leaves and chicken stock to the Dutch oven
  10. Simmer
  11. Stir pearl barley into the Dutch oven and cover
  12. Cook until thickened - 1 hr 30 min, low heat
  13. Add self raising flour, suet and salt & pepper to a clean small bowl
  14. Mix until combined
  15. Add water to the dough
  16. Mix until dough forms
  17. Add prunes to the Dutch oven
  18. Spoon dough into Dutch oven and cover
  19. Cook until light and fluffy - 15 min, low heat
  20. Serve
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