Sticky Tomato Pork

Pork in Tomato Sauce

 

A blend of sweetness and tartness added to a tomato base makes a very tasty sauce for this pork dish. It is easy to prepare and is cooked in one pan. Just add sautéed courgettes.

 

Pork in a Tomato Sauce
Prepares: 4 servings
 
  • Preparation time: About 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes

  • Ingredients
  • 4 boneless pork chops or tenderloin cut into four portions
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 450g/l lb baby potatoes
  • 2 tbsp dark muscovado/soft dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 300ml/10 fl oz passata* (1¼ cups)
  • sprigs of thyme, optional

  • *As an alternative to passata, chopped/diced tomatoes can be used

  • To serve
  • Accompany with sautéed courgettes/zucchini

  • You will also need a large, deep-sided frying pan/skillet with lid.


  1. Method
  2. Place the potatoes in a pan of boiling, salted water and simmer for 5 minutes to par-boil. Drain well.

  3. Now put 1 tablespoon of oil in the frying pan/skillet over a medium heat. Add the pork and brown for 2–3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

  4. Turn the heat down to low and add the onions. Cook for about 5 minutes. They just need to be softened, not browned. Transfer to the plate with the pork.

  5. Now increase the heat to medium and add the remaining oil to the pan. Tip in the potatoes.Toss to coat and cook for 3 minutes.

  6. Reduce the heat and stir in the sugar, jelly, vinegar, and passata.

  7. Add the pork, onions, and a few sprigs of thyme, if using.

  8. Cover the pan and simmer for 25–30 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through.

  9. For courgettes/zucchini
  10. Cut into rounds and toss in a little virgin oil. Sauté for about 3 minutes turning frequently.