Pork with sweet & sour onion sauce

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
This healthy, meaty main uses lean pork fillets and is on the table in just 30 minutes – serve with your choice of grain

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 574
  • fat 16g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 61g
  • sugars 15g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 41g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 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
  • 1 large red onion, halved and sliced
  • 150ml cider vinegar
  • 75ml maple syrup
  • small bunch parsley, chopped


  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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