Pork ragout with carrots & cumin

Pork ragout with carrots & cumin

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Kids will enjoy the sweet flavours from the carrots and raisins in this dish, and everyone will love the warm, mild spices

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
328
protein
28g
carbs
34g
fat
10g
saturates
2g
fibre
5g
sugar
30g
salt
0.35g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 450g/1lb pork fillet, trimmed of all visible fat and cut into cubes
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 450g carrots, sliced thickly and diagonally
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 100g raisins
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the pork, then fry until the meat is sealed. Lift onto a plate.
  2. Add the onions, fry until lightly coloured, then stir in the carrots, spices, tomato purée and raisins. Add 500ml water, then bring to the boil. Cover, gently cook for 25 mins until the carrots are tender, add the pork to the pan, then simmer for 5 mins until cooked through. Scatter over the sesame seeds and coriander, then serve with rice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2009

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stanley_funk's picture
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I make this but my family like a bit more oomph flavourwise so I add 2 cloves of garlic in with the onions, I add 1 tsp cayenne, a dash of worcestershire sauce and I use vegetable or chicken stock instead of water.

lepinay's picture
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this is a great, easy dish to make and the flavours were nice. like making this mid-week when i just want to whip something up quickly without too much hassle

dancingbunny's picture
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The flavours were quite nice though I found the meat wasn't very tender. I might try it in the slow cooker next time. I wasn't so sure about the raisins but I gave it a try anyway, and I actually liked them more than I thought I would. However, they made the dish quite sweet, and together with the carrots the dominant flavour was sweetness. I would use a stock cube instead of water next time and some ground coriander and more cumin as well, and hopefully that would make it more savoury.

swordporkins1963's picture

BORING AND BLAND... but dead easy and quick..

angiegough81's picture
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I thought this was lovely but did listen to everyones recommendations so added a clove of garlic when cooking the onions, extra puree, a pinch of chilli flakes and used chicken stock instead of water. Was different but still very nice.

markf365's picture
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I added chilli flakes, and also used stock instead of the suggested water...decided to use less expensive pork cuts, trimmed the fat, and simply slow cooked it: delicious

markinessex's picture
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Ok but could have done with a bit more ooomph. I will try this dish again, but I think I will add a stock cube and some garlic.

gerryb's picture
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This dish was delicious! I made it for a friend whose family are really fussy eaters and they absolutely loved it.

lif3daftel's picture

Utterly fab food- I am just simmering a triple recipe to put in the freezer!
Try flat leaf parsley if you are out of coriander x

janbomyers's picture
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Enjoyed this, but would do it as a slow cooked dish with a cheaper cut of pork next time.

silnarnin's picture
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Great recipe! It's very easy to do and freezes well. Definatelly one for my binder.

kimk86's picture
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This dish was disappointing. I added a large clove of garlic to add some flavour after reading the above comments, but there was just something sickly about the dish, maybe too many raisins...apart from the garlic we followed the recipe word for word but it turned out quite dry.

eleanormayo's picture
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I altered this slightly as I could not get any fresh coriander so used ground instead when adding the other spices. I also used stock instead of water as suggested and left out the raisins (I don't like fruit in my savoury dishes!). Finally, I realised that I had run out of sesame seeds so topped with toasted pine kernals instead.
I always get lots of carrots in our veggie box so will be doing this again, even though it is a not a super-wow dish, 3.5 stars probably.

bunzle's picture
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hmm. following this one to the recipe gave us a very bland dish indeed! maybe they left something out?!

when we had the second half of this the following evening i added some stock, a bit more tomato puree and a few tablespoons of honey, which made it much nicer!

kiwi-abroad's picture

Definitely needs stock to perk up the wateryness. Try also adding a spoonful of sweet chutney. This works well in curries etc that have sultanas/raisins in the recipe. (If you don't want to use chilli)

wayneysymo's picture
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i forgot to add that i added pork stock cubes together with the water as i thought i would perhaps lack a little taste....and served it with lemon cous cous instead of rice :-)

wayneysymo's picture
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easy to cook, great taste and excellent value for money!!!!

leehair's picture

Very nice... but I added a little crushed chilli flakes to spice it up a little.

cublacker's picture

What an excellent recipe, we all loved it! It tasted even better when we had the leftovers for dinner the next day.

I precooked the carrots in the micriwave for about 5 minutes - which saved some time.
Thanks for the inspiring recipes - turning our Sunday meals into exciting "experiments"!
Best regards
Christina
(Austrian, living in Germany)

chefliv's picture
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I agree, it was watery and lacking in flavour. I also thought it would be more flavoursome considering the ingredients.

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