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Pork Cacciatore

No recipe image available.'Cacciatore' is Italian for 'hunter', and this refers to food cooked 'hunter-style', with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms and wine. This quick and easy version with pork makes a stovetop meal in 20 minutes. Serve with hot noodles or soft polenta, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese, a tossed green salad and Italian bread.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound boneless pork (loin, tenderloin or pork leg), cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 rib celery, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
1/4 pound mushrooms, sliced
1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes, crushed
1/3 cup dry red wine or beef broth
2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dry basil
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sprinkle pork cubes with salt and pepper.
  2. In large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat; add pork and brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add onion, garlic, celery and carrot to skillet; cook, stirring, until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Return pork to skillet with mushrooms, tomatoes, wine and herbs, stir well. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.