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Spanish pork with olives

Nutritional Info
Calories332
Fat2.05g
Saturates0.68g
Total Sugar0.91g

If you're looking for an alternative to the dieter's favourite of chicken, then try this delicious but low-fat, low-calorie casserole.

OlivesIf you're looking for an alternative to the dieter's favourite of chicken and fancy a winter-warming stew that won't bust your calorie limit, try this delicious but low-fat, low-calorie casserole. The olives complement the pork beautifully, giving a real Mediterranean flavour. Olives are also a good source of vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant that can boost the immune system and help keep you healthy during the cold months.

Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 900g pork, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 450g small potatoes
  • 100g mixed black and green olives
  • 400g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, peeled and sliced into half-moon shapes
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • Few sprigs of thyme
  • 275ml red wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 140°C/Gas Mark 1.

Heat the oil in a casserole dish over a high heat, add the pork pieces and brown them on all sides, about 6-8 pieces at a time, removing them to a plate as they're browned.

Add the onions and red pepper and brown them a little at the edges – this takes about 6 minutes. Then add the garlic and stir for about 1 minute.

Return the browned meat to the casserole and add the thyme, tomatoes, tomato puree, red wine, olives and bay leaf.

Bring everything up to a gentle simmer, season well, then put the lid on and transfer the casserole to the oven for 1 hour, 15 minutes. After that, add the potatoes, cover the pan again and cook for a further 45 minutes.

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