I improvised this pork and pineapple dish at random today, with a bunch of leftover ingredients I had in the fridge, and it was such an accidental success.
It’s easy to make, fairly quick, nutritious and so yummy. A perfect blend of sweet, spicy and tangy. 🙂
I hope you like it if you decide to give it a try! I know I’ll definitely be making this again.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 250g ground pork
- 1 onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 salad tomato (about 110g)
- 150g canned pineapple (+ the juice it came in)
- 1 Tbsp dried oregano
- 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
- ½ to 1 tsp red chilli flakes
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
- Chicken stock (1 stock cube + about 1 cup/240ml of water)
- 1 Tbsp tomato purée
- Black pepper
- 1 lime
- Finely chop the onion and garlic.
- Chop the bell pepper, tomato and pineapple into small cubes.
- Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat and pan fry the ground pork with a good dash of salt and black pepper.
- Once the pork is mostly cooked, add the chilli flakes and keep cooking for about a minute. Note: at this point the pork should have released fat into the pan, but feel free to add a bit more olive oil if necessary (only if it seems dry).
- Then lower the heat to medium/low and add the chopped up onion, garlic, bell pepper and tomato. Keep frying for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
- Next, add the oregano, paprika and cumin and keep cooking briefly.
- Finally, add the tamari sauce, tomato purée, pineapple chunks and stock cube along with a cup of water and the juice the canned pineapple came with. Note: bear in mind that I never really measure the water. I just eye it up. Basically you want to add enough to make it somewhat saucy, but not soupy. If that makes sense. 😉
- Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the tomato chunks and bell pepper have softened up and the sauce reduces (you don’t want it to be watery). Note: keep adding a bit more water throughout the process, if necessary (if it becomes too dry).
- Serve on rice with lots of freshly squeezed lime juice on top.
Hope you like it! 🙂