• 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 kg 100% New Zealand Pork Shoulder or Loin Chops, trimmed
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 420 g can Wattie’s Extra Rich and Thick Condensed Tomato Soup
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 400 g can Craig's Chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Heat a dash of oil in a flameproof casserole dish and brown the trimmed 100% New Zealand Pork Shoulder or Loin Chops over high heat. Remove from the dish and set aside.

2. Add the sliced leek and cook until it starts to soften. Stir in the smoked paprika. Pour over Wattie’s Extra Rich and Thick Condensed Tomato Soup, apple juice and water. Stir and bring to the boil.

3. Return the pork to the pan. Cover, transfer to the oven and cook for 1 1/4 hours. Add the drained Craig’s Chickpeas to the casserole and return to the oven for a further 15-20 minutes, or until the pork is cooked.

Serve with potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Slow Cooker Instructions:

Pre-heat the slow cooker. Rub the smoked paprika into the pork shoulder chops. Place in a slow cooker. Add the sliced leek. Pour over tomato soup, apple juice and water. Cover with the lid. Cook on low for 7-8 hours, until the meat is tender. Add the drained chickpeas and cook a further 10-15 minutes, until the chickpeas are hot.

Top Tips

Cooking with Leeks

Leeks come from the same family as the onion but have a milder flavour. Use the white and light green parts only. The darker green is usually tougher but good to use in stocks. To prepare, slice then and wash well in cold water to remove dirt trapped in the rings. Drain well and dry with paper towels. They can be boiled, steamed, stewed, baked and sautéed and are wonderful in pies, casseroles, soups and stocks. When sautéed, cook over a low heat to extract the flavours.

If burnt they become bitter. Store in the fridge in a plastic bag for up to a week.

Made With

* This recipe is classified as Gluten Free. To the best of our knowledge, the ingredients used in this recipe including the Heinz Wattie’s products do not contain any added cereals containing gluten or ingredients derived from cereals containing gluten. It is important to carefully read ingredient labels on food products because foods can sometimes be reformulated and the ingredients, allergens or nutrition information can sometimes change without notice.

Rate and Review

7 Ratings

Reviews (7)

charmaine jones's Review | Rating

just the thing at the start of winter a+

Deana Simpson's Review | Rating

Yuck was not how i thought it would be.

Christine Gordon's Review | Rating

I really enjoyed this recipe. Thought it was lovely & tasty. Cooked in crockpot & thought it needed a little more liquid.

marlene dyson's Review | Rating

Thought recipe was very nice. Next time will try stewed apple instead of juice. Good to come home to after work.

Bill's Review | Rating

Hearty comfort food, easy prep no hassles.

Rochelle's Review | Rating

Yum and easy. Pork came out so tender. Good for a large family on a budget

Sue-Ann's Review | Rating

Cook this regularly in the slow cooker, great in Winter but I add corn instead of chick peas. Very heart and great for cold nights.