I think sometimes it’s easy to forget that we can find food at a reasonable cost on our doorsteps without having to venture out to one of the large supermarket giants. Sometimes we get the impression that it’s going to cost us more. This isn’t always the case though and if you shop around you can find some great bargains just around the corner in the local greengrocers, butchers and independent shops.
I was sent a hamper of products from Costcutter and asked to use their pork to make three family friendly recipes. The first recipe is a BBQ chilli pork. It’s a little different to usual, using pork (of course) steaks which are flavoured with a BBQ sauce. The BBQ pork gives the chilli a lovely smoky flavour.
The bbq chilli pork recipe makes such a tasty, quick, easy and relatively cheap midweek meal the whole family will enjoy and can be served with jacket potatoes and a dollop of sour cream, or creme fraiché or even natural yogurt! Keep it mild for younger children by adjusting the amount of chilli powder used. We like it hot here though.
- 400g pack BBQ pork steaks, fat removed and the meat cut into chunks
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 tins chopped tomatoes
- 1 tin of kidney beans, drained
- 1 tsp chilli powder, to taste
- Olive oil
- Jacket potatoes and sour cream to serve
- Green salad
- Gently heat up 1 tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion and garlic for a few minutes
- Add the pork and stir and cook for five minutes
- Add the tinned tomatoes, kidney beans and chilli powder and bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Cook for 25 minutes until the pork is cooked and the tomato sauce has reduced and thickened slightly.
- Serve with baked potatoes, a dollop of sour cream (or cremé fraiché, or natural yogurt) and a large green salad.
Disclosure: Recipe developed in partnership with Costcutter but all words and opinions are my own.