South American Peanut Pork Recipe -
South American Peanut Pork Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

South American Peanut Pork

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"Cubes of pork tenderloin are simmered in a peanut-y broth with veggies and fragrant spices, then served over hot rice with chopped peanuts and sliced green onions."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, bell pepper and carrots. Saute about 2 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add the pork, paprika, sugar, cumin and cayenne pepper. Add salt and pepper to taste. Brown pork on all sides.
  3. Pour in chicken stock, scraping the bottom and sides of pan to deglaze it. Add peanut butter; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 15-20 minutes until the pork is tender.
  4. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Serve over rice, topped with sliced green onions and chopped peanuts.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 08, 2010

I was looking for an easy peanut African dish and this was perfect. The only change I made was I used chicken instead of pork (since I didn't have pork but I did have chicken). I added this recipe to my favorites list since I will definitely be making it again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 05, 2012

Way too watery. Next time I will try only 1 cup of chicken broth. Taste was good enough to try again.


14 Ratings

Jun 15, 2011

Awesome dish, simple too.

Jul 27, 2011

Excellent! I only had 1/2 cup of green pepper to use, and had trouble browning the tenderloin in the saucepan with all the vegetables in it, but it came out fabulous! I did strain out the pork and vegetables from the sauce after 15 minutes of simmering, and continued to simmer the sauce by itself for about another 15 minutes to thicken it up...a good decision. Served it over linguine noodles and it was excellent. Well done!

Jul 28, 2012

I made this recipe and my husband loved it. It was very filling. I don't like whole nuts in my food, so I used creamy peanut butter. I also didn't have teh cummin, but I still think it had depth and was delicious. There was plenty left over, but we were happy. It was wonderful a few days later for lunch :)

May 23, 2012

Delicious! My hubby is on a health food kick but said that this dish was definitely worth the high calories. I have never cooked meat with peanut butter before but had tasted it years before in Holland. We just loved the taste. I did not have chunky peanut butter so just added some chopped peanuts to the mix. Thank you for a great recipe.

Jun 07, 2013

Loved it and wouldn't change a thing!

Oct 17, 2012

My hubby & I both loved this! I didn't use as much chicken broth, and I added some Thai red curry paste to make it spicier--it was delish! Will make this again...


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  • Calories
  • 851 kcal
  • 43%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.8 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 52.5 g
  • 81%
  • Fiber
  • 8.3 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 50.3 g
  • 101%
  • Sodium
  • 575 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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