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Saucy Pork and Peppers

No recipe image available.The bounty of a summer garden shines in this colorful dish. Serve with a side salad and buttered orzo pasta.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 fresh limes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
Dash cayenne pepper
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 to 3 fresh parsley sprigs
1 bay leaf
1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon brown sugar, packed
2 medium onions, each cut into 8 pieces
2 medium tomatoes, each cut into 8 pieces and seeded
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 8 pieces
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 8 pieces

Cooking Directions:

  1. Squeeze juice from limes, reserving peel. In small bowl, combine lime juice, soy sauce, oregano leaves, thyme leaves, cayenne, garlic, parsley and bay leaf; blend well. Place pork cubes in plastic bag or nonmetal bowl. Pour marinade mixture over pork, turning to coat. Seal bag or cover dish; marinate at least 2 hours or overnight in refrigerator, turning pork several times.
  2. Remove lime peel, parsley sprigs and bay leaf from marinade; discard. Remove pork from marinade, reserving marinade. Drain pork well.
  3. Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. Add brown sugar; stir until sugar is brown and bubbly. Add pork cubes; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until pork is browned. Reduce heat to low. Add onions, tomatoes, peppers and reserved marinade; simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until pork is tender.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.