José Pizarro’s braised pork with tomatoes, chorizo, thyme and black olives


1kg diced pork shoulder

4 tbsp olive oil

150ml red wine

2 onions, chopped

6 garlic cloves, finely chopped

200g chorizo sausage, skinned and chopped

2 tsp sweet smoked paprika

2 tbsp tomato purée

400g can chopped tomatoes

300ml fresh chicken stock

3 thyme sprigs, leaves picked

2 tbsp chopped oregano

4 bay leaves

3 tbsp sherry vinegar

2 tsp caster sugar

100g pitted black olives


1 Season the pork. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large, flameproof casserole dish and sear the pork in batches, until browned; set aside in a bowl. Add the wine to the pan and, as it bubbles up, scrape down the base of the pan with a wooden spoon to release all the caramelised juices. Pour over the pork and set aside. 

2 Add the remaining 2 tbsp oil to the pan with the onions, cover and fry gently for 15 minutes, stirring now and then, until they are very soft. Add the garlic and chorizo; fry for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the paprika and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomato purée, tomatoes, stock, herbs, pork and juices. Season, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

3 Boil the vinegar and sugar in a small pan; reduce to about 1 teaspoon. Stir it into the casserole with the olives. Simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes, until the pork is tender. Season and serve, with patatasfritas (fried potatoes), if liked.


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  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,587kJ
Fat 41.8g
Saturated Fat 11.8g
Carbohydrate 12.3g
Sugars 7.7g
Protein 48.9g
Salt 2.7g
Fibre 2.1g

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4 stars

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This recipe was first published in Sun Mar 01 16:54:15 GMT 2015.