Sticky pork with cranberries

Sticky pork with cranberries

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Use up leftover Christmas cranberry sauce in this quick pork braise, lovely with a dollop of mash

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal281
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre1g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.43g
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  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 500g pork tenderloin, sliced into steaks
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp cranberry sauce


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 1 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…


  1. Season the flour and dust the pork slices. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then cook the pork for 3-4 mins each side until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

  2. Add the red onion wedges to the pan and fry for 5-8 mins until soft and starting to turn golden. Stir in the stock, cranberry sauce and honey and simmer for 10 mins. Return the pork with any resting juices and gently cook for 1-2 mins until hot through. Serve with some mash or jacket potatoes and vegetables.

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Comments (27)

genputtay's picture

This recipe is really delicious! I had some homemade cranberry sauce leftover from Christmas, and was searching GF for ways to use it up and stumbled upon this one. At first glance, the ingredients list may look short, but I can heartily recommend trying this dish. The flavours from the cranberry, honey and stock compliment the pork beautifully. I served this with sweet potato mash and steamed greens.

cshobbs's picture

Did exactly as the recipe says.

mark williams's picture

Cooked this recipe last night. We had all of the ingredients at home. My wife loved every bit . Slightly tweeked it added pistachio and mushrooms and had roasties instead of mash french beans and juliet carroots. Absolute winner. Will definatley do this again.

matttothet's picture

Lovely, quick mid-week meal. Goes very well with mash. There's no real need to flour the pork, but it doesn't lose anything if you do.

bernadettespeer's picture

delish! used 3 onions as hubby and I both love cooked onions. used strawberry jam as it was open & omitted honey as others had and it was sweet enough. quick and easy but very tasty.

Mother hen's picture

A great receipe. Made it tonight for family of 4.

I sliced the onions and added sliced mushrooms. - Result, 4 clean plates and a request to make it again.

lizleicester's picture

Used pork tenderloin, ordinary onions and small amount of strawberry jam as that was what was to hand. The result was lovely. Delicious flavours and good texture.

hatface1's picture

This was great.

Reduced the amount for two adults and a toddler. I cut two red onions into smaller chunks, fried for a bit, and added mushrooms like a lot of people above. I used half a khorrs chicken stock pot and two spoons of the cranberry sauce, then added stock by eye and chucked in the pork, and turned the heat down. It thickened really nicely.

I left out the honey as it tasted sweet enough. The sauce complimented the red onions really well, I'm glad I cooked them a little longer and cut them smaller.

Toddler ate all except the onions once she got used to the taste. Husband requested double next time so he could stuff a baguette the next day (with rocket)!

libby17's picture

Superb sauce which I'll make again but pork was chewy. If I try cooking it again I will bash the steaks as someone else has done.

traciej46's picture

I just wondered why this recipe cannot be frozen?

janeylady's picture

I thought this was awful I had some lovely pork medallions to use too.. I don't think I did anything wrong but felt that there was too much stock. I will not be trying this again, but if I did I would make the sauce thicker. Also I didn't like the onions in quarters it looked wrong.

sabrina74's picture

so easy, OH liked it, served it with mash and broccolli, will try the rump steak version, and easy mid week meal!! may add some mushrooms

sabrina74's picture

wow how easy was this!! husband loved it.. i added mushrooms as well.. and would have added wine but as i had non opened didnt, really lovely will be family favorite from now on!

sarahmintcake's picture

The sauce is really lovely. Unfortunately my partner and I finished the whole lot between the 2 of us, oops! I definately recommend it.

boopsie's picture

Delicious, will definitely try some of the suggested variations with this recipe.

maryrecipes's picture

forgot to rate!

maryrecipes's picture

very quick, tasty & simple recipe - I roasted the onions , quite sweet or pleased I omitted the honey. Will definitely be making again.

ashnodds's picture

as a working Mum.....ease and quickness are key however also being balanced and healthy and I have to say this was family loved it!

100% winner..... :-)

fluffysammy's picture

i made this for dinner last night and everyone loved it and wanted more, def make it again, was very sweet tasting which is something i like

katesouthern1000's picture

Made this a few times now. Substituted tenderloin for pork steaks sliced up and bashed thinner. Have also used redcurrant jelly instead of cranberry and was still lovely but didn't need the honey


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