Curried Pork, Apples and Onions

Pork, Apple and Onion

Pork, Apple and Onion

You see the title of this recipe? That’s it. Well, you do need some fat and water. And maybe a little salt. But that’s really it. This is a super-duper simple recipe with tons of flavor.

I was thinking about how pork and apples always seem to go so well together (don’t know why, but it’s always awesome.) I wanted to do something a little different with them however. This recipe is a really good example of how spices can completely change a dish and help you create variety in your cooking without necessarily needing a lot of different or exotic ingredients. Just some exotic spices (though not so exotic that they can’t be found at Whole Foods or online.) The great thing about using spices is that you don’t have to worry about them going bad as quickly as other ingredients.

We ate this as is, but if you need some bulk or just want something to sop up the delicious sauce, I think mashed potatoes could be quite nice or, if you do grains, some rice.

A note about the pork: I get pre-cubed “pork kabob” meat from my CSA but you can also buy boneless leg meat or pork chops and cut them into about 1” pieces. 


Push the onions to the sides and place the pork in the middle

Push the onions to the sides and place the pork in the middle

Pork kabob cubes, 1-1.5 lb

Apple, 1 cored and cut into small pieces

Onion, 1 small-medium sliced thinly

Ghee, 4 tsp

Curry powder, 2 tbsp

Salt, to taste


Serves: 2-4

Time – Prep and Cooking: 1 hr 45 min

1. Melt the ghee in a medium sauté pan (the one with walls) over low-medium heat. Add the onions and increase the temperature a little. Cook the onions until fragrant and a little soft.

2. Push the onions to the outer edges of the pan and add the pork directly onto the bottom of the pan (see the photo above.) Turn up the heat a little bit and sear the pork on all sides. (While you do this the onions will start to brown a little.)

3. Once the pork is seared add the curry powder and mix until everything is well coated. Add enough water to the pan to almost cover the meat. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 1 hour (once the liquid starts to boil, reduce the heat to a nice simmer.)

4. Take the lid off of the pan, add the apple pieces and stir together. Cook, uncovered for 30 minutes, salt to taste. Scoop into a bowl and devour.  

Curried Pork, Apples and Onions

Curried Pork, Apples and Onions

Do you have a good recipe that uses apples and pork?



The Vindaloo Curry powder I use

The place I get my pork

Another great place to buy pork 


Other Cool Recipes that use Apples and Pork:

Apple and Butternut Squash Hash 

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions (this is how my mom cooks it)