Basic Pork Mixture

This recipe is taken from the 1975 Milk Calendar. This is the Basic Pork Mixture recipe.

  • Cooking: 1 h
Yields 6 cups
basic pork mixture


  • 3 lbs (1.5 Kg) lean pork shoulder boneless
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) water
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chopped onion
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped celery
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt


Cut meat into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes. In a large saucepan sauté meat in oil, part at a time, until browned. Return all to saucepan and add water, onion, celery, garlic, and salt. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 1 hour, or until meat is tender. Cool. Skim fat from surface. Divide into three equal 2 cup portions and freeze in plastic containers. Thaw and use as needed.


Note: this recipe is used with Deep Dish Pork Pie, Curried Pork and Pork Paprika

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