Baked Pork and Beans
1 kilo pork loin
some olive oil
200 g white wine
2 cans of ready boiled beans
8 dried prunes, pit removed, or your choice of dried fruit
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into large pieces
2 bay leaves
A perfect dish for a cold winter’s night!!
Preheat oven to 170* C (338* F) Fan.
Remove any fat from the pork and cut into small pieces.
Place the pieces in a bowl. Add some olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme and oregano.
Let a pan get very hot over high heat. Add the pork in 2 batches. Brown on all sides.
Transfer to an ovenproof pan.
Peel the sweet potato and cut into cubes.
Sauté the sweet potato in a pan with some olive oil. When it turns golden, add half the beans, bouillon cube and bay leaf.
Chop the dried prunes into small pieces and add them to the pan also.
Add the wine and simmer for 5 minutes.
Puree the remaining beans in a blender. Add them to the pan.
Transfer mixture to pan with pork and add a glass of water.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 ½ – 2 hours.
If the food needs more moisture you can add more water or stock!
Serve with a warm, crunchy loaf of bread to soak up all of the tasty juices!!
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