Pork with sweet & sour onion sauce

Pork with sweet & sour onion sauce

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
This healthy, meaty main uses lean pork fillets and is on the table in just 30 minutes - serve with your choice of grain

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal574
  • fat16g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre3g
  • protein41g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 250g mixed basmati rice and wild rice
  • 600g pork fillet, cut into 4cm-thick slices
  • 2 tbsp coarse black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large red onion, halved and sliced
  • 150ml cider vinegar
  • 75ml maple syrup
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • small bunch parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. Boil the rice in plenty of water, following pack instructions, until cooked. Drain, return to the pot and cover to keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle the meat on all sides with the black pepper and some salt. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan. Sear the meat on both sides until nicely browned. Remove from the pan.

  3. Add the remaining oil and the onion to the pan. Cook for 5 mins, then pour in the vinegar and let reduce for 1 min. Stir in the maple syrup, then return the pork to the pan and heat for 5 mins until cooked through. Serve the pork and sauce spooned over the rice and scattered with the parsley.

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20th Dec, 2012
Very nice, made for 2 but kept the sauce the same quantity. Next time I will make it with chicken breast.
8th Nov, 2012
Excellent recipe
16th Oct, 2012
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16th Oct, 2012
Made this but we felt it was lacking something, or it was trying to be something that it wasn't. Certainly would not make it again.
16th Oct, 2012
Easy and quick to make. Will make over and over again.
14th Oct, 2012
Cooked the pork on the barbecue just for a bit more flavor in the meat, and made the sauce separately - tasted great!


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