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Chilli pork with polenta dumplings

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  • Egg free
  • Low fat per serve
  • Wheat free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • No added sugar

After affordable comfort food? This hearty family meal packs a spicy punch.

  • Serves8
  • Cook time3 hour 40 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Chilli Pork with Polenta Dumplings in serving dish, topped with flat leaf parsley


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2kg Coles Australian Pork Shoulder Roast Boneless
  • 1 brown onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 red birdseye chilli, thinly sliced
  • 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed, drained
  • 2 tbs finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

Polenta dumplings

  • 1 1/4 cups (185g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (85g) polenta
  • 1 cup (80g) finely grated parmesan
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk

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  1. Step 1

    Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook pork, turning occasionally, for 10 mins or until brown all over.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the onion, garlic, tomato, paprika and chilli in a slow cooker. Season. Add pork, rind-side up. Cover and cook for 3 hours on high (or 6 hours on low) or until pork is very tender.
  3. Step 3

    Transfer the pork to a plate. Remove and discard the rind and any fat from the pork. Use 2 forks to shred pork. Return to the slow cooker. Stir in beans.
  4. Step 4

    To make the polenta dumplings, combine flour, polenta and parmesan in a bowl. Season. Make a well in centre. Stir in butter and buttermilk. Roll level tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls. Arrange over pork mixture. Cover and cook for 30 mins on high (or 1 hour on low) or until dumplings are cooked through. Sprinkle with parsley.