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Roast pork with ratatouille

 2 ratings

Prep Time:10 mins

Cooking Time:50 mins

Serves:2 Adults

Roast pork with ratatouille

Many cuts of pork are as lean or leaner than chicken. This recipe is also low in salt and sugar making it a great choice for dinner.

About this recipe

Featured on the RTE programme Operation Transformation


  • 250g of baby new potatoes
  • 1 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 2 courgettes
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoons of dried basil or handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 250g of pork steak (well trimmed)
  • ½ tablespoon of honey
  • ½ teaspoon of mild chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/ 325°F/ Gas Mark 3.
  2. Cut the potatoes in half and put in a casserole dish with a lid (or if you don't have one, you can use a roasting tin lined with parchment paper and cover with tin foil). Toss in the oil and roast uncovered for 20 minutes.
  3. Dice the tomatoes. Trim the courgettes and celery and cut both into 2cm slices. Peel the onion and roughly chop. Peel the garlic and use a garlic crusher or grate on the fine side of a box grater. 
  4. Remove the potatoes from the oven and give them a good toos, then add the tomato, courgettes, celery, onion and garlic. Drizzle over the tomato puree and sprinkle with basil, pepper and a little salt, if using. Toss until evenly combined then cover with a lid or foil and return to the oven for another 30 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Mix the honey, chilli powder, cumin and a tablespoon of water in a bowl and spread over the pork steak. 
  6. Place the pork in a small baking dish and put on the top shelf of the oven to cook for 25-30 minutes or until tender and cooked through, basting once or twice to ensure it doesn't dry out. 
  7. Remember to wash your hands and work surface with warm, soapy water after handling raw meat.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 10 minutes, then care into slices and divide among plates. 
  9. Add the ratatouille and serve. 

What you will need

  • Casserole dish
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife

"If you want to cook this in a slow cooker, then put all the vegetables in for 4 hours on a low heat and cook the pork steak in the oven for 30 minutes at 180°C/ 350°F/ Gas Mark 4."

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