Pork Chilli With Mediterranean Vegetables

cooking time
40 minutes

cooking skill
Easy

serves
5 people

Ingredients

  • 15ml (1tbsp) olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, squashed
  • 450g (1lb) lean pork mince
  • 400g can Borlotti beans, rinsed and drained
  • 5ml (1tsp) dried chilli flakes
  • 15ml tomato purée
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 large beef steak tomatoes, slice off top, remove flesh and reserve both
  • 3 long red peppers, cut in half lengthwise and deseed
  • 100g (4oz) brie cheese, sliced
  • 15g fresh thyme sprigs
  • 4 handfuls fresh spinach leaves to serve

Method

Preparation

Preheat the oven.

1

Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the onion and garlic until it begins to soften.  Add the pork mince and brown for 3-4 minutes.

2

Add the beans, chilli, tomato purée, chopped tomatoes and tomato flesh, cover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

3

Place the tomato and pepper shells into a large deep baking tray and fill with the pork mince mixture.  Spoon any spare mixture into the tray around the vegetables.

4

Top with the cheese slices and thyme sprigs. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 10 minutes.

5

Before serving, add handfuls of the spinach to the sauce in the bottom of the dish.