Pork and apple sauce is a classic pairing. For an indulgent mid-week meal, serve them together on a bed of creamy mash.


  • 1kg potatoes, peeled, chopped
  • 60g butter, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk, warmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 (1kg) Australian pork sirloin steaks
  • 20g butter
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 pink lady apples, cored, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) apple cider
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • Steamed green beans, to serve


  1. Cook potatoes in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 12 mins or until tender. Drain and mash. Add 40g butter and milk, mashing to combine. Season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook pork for 3-4 mins each side or until just cooked through. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
  3. Add remaining butter to the pan and cook over medium heat. Add onion and apple and cook for 5 mins. Add garlic and cook for 1 min. Stir in cider, stock, cream and mustard. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-8 mins or until sauce has reduced by half and apples are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide mash between serving plates. Top with pork, apples and spoon over the sauce. Serve with steamed green beans.