Portuguese Pork Ragout With Sweet Peppers

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

A robust dish flavored with paprika, cumin, lemon and garlic. Wonderful over egg noodles or rice or mashed potatoes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim the pork tenderloins of excess fat and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium heat.
  3. When hot, add the shallot, garlic and bell peppers.
  4. Sauté 10 minutes, until very soft.
  5. Remove from the pan.
  6. Put the remaining teaspoon oil in the pan and heat.
  7. Add the pork and brown.
  8. Stir in the paprika, ground cumin, cumin seeds and salt; stir 1 minute.
  9. Put the shallot, garlic and peppers back into the pan.
  10. Add the broth, wine and lemon slices.
  11. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through and tender; stir occasionally.
  12. Remove the lemon slices.
  13. Add fresh lemon juice, pepper, cilantro and almonds if using.
  14. Serve the ragout with rice or egg noodles.
Most Helpful

This was sooo good...if all portugese food is like this I'm hooked. I only had one problem and that was that my lemon was very lemony, I tasted the dish before I added the extra lemon and decided that it did'nt need it. Oh and i served it over egg noodles...thanks mark

Gidget November 12, 2002

My friend and I thought this was fine and worth a repeat performance. My only quibble is with nearly 3 lbs. of meat for 4 servings. We ate almost half of 1.62 lbs of pork...plenty left for 2 more or good left overs. Bottom line, however, was that it was easy, with readily found ingredients and it had lots of flavor.

lilu November 09, 2002

As a rule, I don't rate anything, but this dish is sooooooo bad that I had to write in and save other people from wasting good ingredients. I followed this recipe exactly (something else I never do), and even browned the meat in batches so it would not be gray. The pork was still tasteless, the sauce horrific, and this recipe has no reedeeming characteristic. P.S. I am a pretty good cook, and have been successfully making online recipes every week for years.

Sorry yooper and Gidget.

cheftonyr February 19, 2011