Pork Loin Marinade

This is a basic pork loin marinade to make it really delicious! We use dill as a herb for this but you can add any other herbs you want. Cinnamon is used as it gives a depth of flavour to the pork loin! You can also optionally dice and crush whole garlic up and add it to the marinade to intensify the already delicious flavours!

The oil helps to moisturize the meat and make it juicy; you can also spread butter all over the loin before adding it to the marinade.

If you’re looking for a recipe you can use the pork loin for- try out our quiche! Alternatively, we have a lot of recipes on our YouTube channel!

Pork Loin Marinade Recipe

Pork Loin Marinade

Josh N.
Prep Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs
Course Ingredient
Cuisine British

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp dill
  • 2 pork loins

Instructions
 

  • For how many pork loins you have, adjust the ratio of the recipe to the amount needed to marinate.
  • Add all of the ingredients together apart from the pork loin then mix. Then place into a zip-tight container. Add the pork loin to the zip tight container
  • Wait 8 hours in the fridge overnight. Cook the pork loin however you want.

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Scrap meat stew

There come times when you have multiple parts of meat leftover. But you don’t have anything to do with it. This is where scrap meat stew comes in handy! By combining the scrap meat with a delicious medley of herbs and vegetables and spices you create a hearty meal! This meal not only tastes great but it helps warm you up on winter days and when food is scarce.

In my recipe, I use just about anything but for the sake of writing up, I used leftover chicken and burger meat. The chicken was taken from the freezer since my flatmates moved out and there’s so much waste food left. If it’s freezer chicken and it’s been frozen for months make sure to cook it before adding it to the stew. Or simply to prevent salmonella you should cook all instances of chicken before adding.

You can add more vegetables to the stew, I only had onions in my pantry at the time. I don’t like to spend money until I run out of everything that’s left, so if you do otherwise make sure to add more vegetables into the stew. If you do t have much though you can simply do as I did and add beans and oats to it to add filler into it. For if the onion is added, browning them then adding the spices to it is key. We added cinnamon and cumin which these two spices do wonders for the dish. For the stew itself, we had used a medley of herbs; oregano, rosemary, sage, basil, marjoram and thyme.

There were a lot of vegetable skins leftover so for this recipe you can make a leftover vegetable cutting stock for extra flavour. A beef or lamb stock bullion would do amazing wonders for it too!

Scrap meat stew recipe

Scrap Meat Stew

Josh N.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4 persons

Equipment

  • 1 Skillet
  • 1 medium pot

Ingredients
  

Herbs and Spices

  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp sage
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp thyme

Stew Ingredients

  • 300-500 grams scrap chopped meat
  • 2 red onions
  • 1-2 tbsp oats
  • 200 grams white or kidney beans

Liquids and etc.

  • 1 tbsp tomato pureé
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 500 ml stock liquid
  • 2 tbsp lard

Instructions
 

Basic Parts

  • Add the stock, tomato pureé, miso paste and oats together into the pot then put on medium heat.

Onions

  • Chop and dice the onions into slices and dices.
  • Heat the skillet to medium-high then add the onions.
  • Brown the onions then add cinnamon and cumin to it then mix. Put the onions to the side to use later.

Meat

  • If the meat is raw, this section is used. Make sure its diced into pieces if it's too big.
  • Add it to the skillet medium-high until the meat has been browned. Any meat that is too soft- should be cooked in the stew from the start, however.
  • Once cooked and browned; take off heat. Add to the stew.

Herbs

  • Add the lard to the skillet; on medium-low heat. Then add all of the herbs together.
  • Mix the herbs and lard until it has incorporated into each other so that it blooms the flavour.
  • Add the herbs into the stew pot once finished.

Finishing Touches

  • Set heat to medium-high on the pot. Stir often and make sure the meat and herbs are added together.
  • Once the meat and herbs have been in the stew for around 20 minutes on medium-high add the onions. If the meat is uncooked cook for another 15 minutes after 5 minutes after adding the onions.
  • Serve!

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Pork Loin Quiche

Pork Loin Quiche is a delicious quiche- it’s got the quintessential properties of one. Cheese and meat with herbs and spices. It’s both cost-effective as it uses one of the cheapest parts of pork available at the store. Along with utilizing mostly homemade ingredients like the pie pastry and stuff you can grow yourself.

The double cream used in this recipe gives it a nice creamy feel when eating the quiche and a lot of flavour depth too! We suggest crushing the garlic you use in this recipe and then dicing it. This activates that lovely flavour of the garlic.

If you want a meat-free quiche we have a vegetable quiche which you can cook instead.

If you’re looking for more recipes; check out our YouTube channel.

Pork Loin Quiche Recipe

Pork Loin Quiche

Josh N.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4 persons

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole carrot sliced
  • 5 eggs
  • ¾ cup double cream
  • 2 pork loins, chopped
  • 1 tbsp glace stock Glace stock recipe can be found in the more info below the recipe.
  • 1 pie dish, pastry lined.
  • 3 tbsp parsley
  • 100 grams grated cheese
  • 3 tbsp lard
  • 1 tbsp sage
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 whole garlic crushed and diced.

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 175 C fan on.
  • Add a baking sheet above the pastry pie dish with pastry on then add the baking beans for 10 minutes to blind bake.
  • While waiting; chop the pork loin and carrots into dices then brown them on the skillet. Crush garlic then dice.
  • Add the stock glace with the pork loin and cook until there is no more liquid.
  • Whisk the eggs together, then add flour and the baking powder. Add the double cream after then the salt with the vegetables and the pork loin. Add the grated cheese then take out the pastry dish once the time is over.
  • Add the lard to a skillet with the herbs on low heat until they are together; add it to the mixture then mix in.
  • Add the mixture to the pie dish after taking the baking beans out. Put in oven for around 45 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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More Information

Stock glace can be found here.

hearty pork loin stew recipe

With the cost of the living crisis on our knees- we have to use cheaper cuts of meat. Pork loin is the cheapest cut of pork while being tough (at the moment) in a UK supermarket. Therefore we will be making this hearty pork loin stew recipe! On this blog, we have other cost-effective recipes that are both delicious and filling such as our budget casserole!

You can pretty much do this recipe for any other cut of meat as long as the meat is tough. The marinade is what will be reducing the toughness of the meat to make it tender. Use anything you think will work with the marinade as it is used as a base flavour- just like the stock.

If you wish to skip through all the lines of text and the recipe itself, we have a version on our YouTube channel.

hearty pork loin stew recipe

hearty pork loin stew

Josh N.
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 5 persons

Ingredients
  

Marinade

  • ¼ cup dark soy sauce
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 1 tbsp parsely
  • 1 tbsp dill
  • 2 pork loins

Stew

  • 2 onions
  • 1 can tomato chopped
  • 1 can mushrooms
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 25 grams fresh corriander
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 4 dried finger chillies
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 200 ml super rich stock

Instructions
 

  • Add all marinade ingredients together then mix. Add them into a container with the pork loins then leave them in the refrigerator overnight covered tightly. Make sure that the garlic is diced thinly.
  • When the pork has been marinated, add the chopped tomato can contents into a pot then cut up the pork into cubes then brown all sides. The browning adds flavour!
  • Throw the cooked pork loin into the pot then add the stock in liquid form then mix together. Add the canned liquid excess of the mushroom can and the chickpeas into the pot then simmer it out while you brown the canned mushrooms in a skillet.
  • Once browned- add to the pot; repeat with sliced onions. Cut up the garlic then add them into the pot.
  • Add the chickpeas and all the spices and herbs into the pot then cook for 30 more minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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Casserole: Spicy bean and meat recipe

This casserole is a very spicy but delicious eat! You can add more spices if you want to enhance the flavour. The casserole utilizes canned food to make it cheaper to cook. You can also use any type of beans or meat. Really, the flavour is controlled mostly by how strong the stock is. You can see a shorter version here.

Meats for the casserole.

Often I would suggest using sausage or any meat that cooks quite quickly; if you’re using other meat though- make sure to put a thermometer through the dish if you’re taking it out and make sure that it’s around 75-90 Celsius.

If you’re not wanting to have it too spicy and want a light one, I did a chipolata variation. All you would need to do is to remove the cayenne chilli powder!

Substitutions

You can substitute the mixed beans with really any bean you want. You can use other flours as well- though some are better than others. Cornflour is always the best for thickening- but make sure to use less if you use a strong thickener.

You can also substitute any of the vegetables for anything you want. The great thing with casseroles is that you can customize them however you want!

Topping the casserole

You can apply toppings onto the casserole; I used paprika for this one. You could add any powder to melt into it after it’s straight out of the oven. I would try garlic powder next time I create this dish again. Then again, feel free to mix and match different flavours! Experimentation is the key to finding new recipes and favourite flavours!

spicy bean and meat casserole
It was absolutely delicious! You should try it!
spicy bean casserole

Spicy Bean and Meat Casserole

Josh N.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can mushrooms
  • 1 can mixed beans
  • 500 (or 1l) ml stock liquid
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 4 celery sticks
  • 4 chili peppers
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 2 cans chopped tomato
  • 100-200 grams grated cheese
  • 400 grams any evenly chopped meat
  • variable flour for use to cover the meat to add thickness to the casserole. If you don't use meat- just add flour to the casserole instead and mix thoroughly.

Instructions
 

For the stock

  • If you're creating the stock from scratch- put any vegetable cuttings into a pot of water (make sure to wash them first) then boil for half an hour.
    You may leave the stock step after you've browned all the vegetables- to use those cuttings before popping the casserole in the oven.
    DONT DISPOSE OF THE CANNED LIQUID- put it into the stock water as well! It has so many nutrients inside of it! If you don't want it too liquidy- make sure to reduce it.

Casserole

  • Preheat oven to 180C fan.
  • Chop the red onions into slices along with the garlic.
  • Brown the red onions and garlic, slice the celery and peppers.
  • Brown the celeries and peppers- add all the browned vegetables to the casserole dish.
  • Add all of the herbs and spices to the casserole dish then mix together to evenly distribute.
  • Add the canned tomato- then mix again, Cover the meat with flour then add it to the casserole dish.
  • Mix again then add the cheese as the topping then pop into the oven for around an hour thirty to two hours.
  • Leave to cool for around an hour to two.
  • (optional) add paprika to the top of the casserole.

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