Baked Pork and Beans

Ingredients

    • 1 kilo pork loin

    • some olive oil

    • 200 g white wine

    • 2 cans of ready boiled beans

    • some thyme

    • 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

    • salt

    • pepper

Method

  • 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!

Tip

Serve with a warm, crunchy loaf of bread to soak up all of the tasty juices!! 

  

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