Food & Recipes

Pork Tomato Sauce

by Kathy Gunst

Pork Tomato Sauce

Prep time: About 10 Minutes
Cook time: About 25 Minutes
Serves: 2 Cups

1 Tbs olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 lb boneless pork, cut into 1/2- to 1-inch cubes
1 Tbs chopped fresh sage, or 1 tsp dried
1 Tbs chopped fresh thyme, or 1 tsp dried
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup frozen peas

Use leftovers from Apple-Roasted Pork (deli ham makes a nice substitute). Serve over pasta; penne and ziti are good choices.

In a medium saucepan, heat oil over moderate heat. Add onions and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pork and brown about 4 minutes (if it’s already cooked, add with the tomato sauce; see below). Stir in herbs, salt, and pepper and cook 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and tomato sauce and simmer 5 minutes. Add peas, taste for seasoning, and let cook another 5 minutes, or until the pork and peas are tender.

Freeze-Easy: Place cooled sauce in zip-close plastic bags or containers with tight-fitting lids. After thawing, reheat in a saucepan over low heat until simmering; or follow your microwave’s directions.

How Kids Can Help: Measure ingredients.

166 calories, 6.3 g fat (1.4 g saturated), 450 mg sodium, 36 mg cholesterol