Sticky pork with cranberries

Sticky pork with cranberries

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(29 ratings)

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


  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 500g pork tenderloin, sliced into steaks
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 red onions, 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.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
13th Feb, 2016
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.
18th Jun, 2015
Excellent! Did exactly as the recipe says.
mark williams
28th May, 2015
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.
20th Jan, 2015
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.
12th May, 2014
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
14th Oct, 2013
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.
29th Aug, 2013
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.
30th Apr, 2013
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)!
8th Jul, 2012
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.
6th Mar, 2012
I just wondered why this recipe cannot be frozen?


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?