Easy pork cacciatore
It can be hectic to get dinner ready, let alone making it a traditional, delicious one. This recipe for easy pork cacciatore is easy enough for you to get a great meal on the table in about 30 minutes.
Chicken cacciatore is a traditional Italian dish, but it's nice to switch things up every once in a while. I did that for this recipe by using pork instead of chicken. You still end up with a rich, colorful and flavorful meal that really is easy to make. You could serve this to guests for a special meal, or on any night of the week.
Easy pork cacciatore
- 4 (4-6 ounce) thin pork loin cutlets, fat trimmed
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1/3 cup diced onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeds and membrane removed, cut into thin strips
- 6 ounces button mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed, cut into slices
- 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes with the juice
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus extra to season the pork
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus extra to season the pork
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 8 ounces prepared rice
- Season the pork with a bit of salt and black pepper on both sides. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the pork loins, and cook until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
- Remove the pork from the skillet to a plate. Drain the oil from the skillet. While still on medium heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the skillet. When hot, add the onion and cook for several minutes, until they soften.
- Add the garlic and red pepper and cook for about a minute. Add the mushrooms and the wine. Stir, and add the tomatoes, salt, pepper basil, oregano and red pepper flakes.
- Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. When there are 5 minutes left to the cooking time, add the pork to the skillet with the sauce mixture. Cover and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
- Serve warm over prepared rice.
Get ready to wow with this cacciatore dish.