Saucy Pork and Peppers Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Limes2 (Fresh)
 62% less sodium soy sauce1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm), crushed
 Oregano leaves1 Teaspoon
 Thyme leaves1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cayenne pepper1 Dash
 Fresh parsley sprigs3
 Bay leaf1
 Pork tenderloin1 Pound, cut into 1 inch cubes
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Brown sugar1 Teaspoon
 Onions2 Medium, each cut into 8 pieces
 Tomatoes2 Medium, each cut into 8 pieces and seeded
 Red bell pepper1 Large, each cut into 8 pieces
 Green bell pepper1 Large, each cut into 8 pieces

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 176 Calories from Fat 49

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.5%

Saturated Fat 1.3 g6.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 49.1 mg

Sodium 263.4 mg11%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.4%

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 18 g35.1%

Vitamin A 24.7% Vitamin C 111.2%

Calcium 4.2% Iron 8.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Take out of the peel from limes using vegetable peeler and squeeze juice from limes.
2. Take a small bowl and combine lime juice and peel, soy sauce, garlic, oregano leaves, thyme leaves, cayenne pepper, parsley and bay leaf and blend well.
3. In plastic bag or nonmetal bowl place the pork cubes.
4. Spread the marinade mixture over pork, turning to coat.
5. Seal bag or cover dish and let it marinate at least 2 hours or overnight in refrigerator, turning pork several times.
6. Take out the lime peel, parsley sprigs and bay leaf from marinade and discard.
7. Take the pork from marinade, reserving marinade.
8. Drain pork well.
9. In a large skillet over high heat heat oil.
10. Put in brown sugar and stir until sugar is brown and bubbly.
11. Put in pork cubes letting it cook and stir about 5 minutes or until pork is browned.
12. Lowering the heat to low add onions, tomatoes, peppers and reserved marinade and let it simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until pork is tender.