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One Pan Cooking! Easy Pork Stewed in Tomato

One Pan Cooking! Easy Pork Stewed in Tomato

You can make this easily with just one pan. I made the taste to be less sour and a little sweet for kids' palates. The softly stewed pork is a piece of work!

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Pork (thigh or bite sized katsu)
300g
Onion
1 medium
Mushrooms (Shimeji, Maitake, White, etc)
a bunch
Spinach (or broccoli, asparagus, zucchini)
1/2 of a bunch
Garlic powder (or raw garlic, or tubed)
2 teaspoons
Seasoning A
Sugar
2 teaspoons
Salt
1/2 teaspoon
Pepper
a small amount
Umami seasoning (optional)
a small amount
Italian herb mix (or oregano, thyme, basil)
1 teaspoon
Tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons
Water
1 rice cooker cup (200ml)
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
Olive oil (for finishing)
as needed

Steps

1. Cut off the stem of the mushrooms and tear into bite size. Slice the white mushrooms into about 3mm thickness.
2. Cut the onion into about 1cm wedges and separate.
3. Score the meat on both sides of the pork and season with salt, pepper and MSG.
4. Wrap the spinach with plastic wrap while it's still wet and microwave using the "Boil Leafy Vegetables" setting, if available. Then cut it into 3cm pieces.
5. Put olive oil and garlic powder in a pan before turning on the heat. Heat slowly over low heat until the garlic is aromatic.
6. When the garlic becomes fragrant, line the pork and turn up the heat to high. Grill until both sides of the pork are golden brown.
7. Take out the pork once and wipe excess oil in the pan if necessary (Add oil if needed). Put the onions in the frying pan and stir fry until they wilt.
8. Add mushrooms and stir fry until they're coated with oil.
9. Add the pork. Then add the cut tomatoes and water poured into the can to pick up leftover tomato. Then add all the A ingredients.
10. Cover with a lid and let it come to a boil. Stew for about 40 minutes on low heat. Add water if the liquid gets too low.
11. Add spinach and stew for another 3 minutes. Adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, and MSG. Dish it up in a plate and pour olive oil.
12. This time, I used this herb mix in the photo but if you do not have herbs in your pantry, you could use consomme or soup stock cube to make it deliciously.
13. You can cut the time to stew by using thinly sliced pork. This recipe also works well with chicken.
14. The pork will get softer and more delicious if you stew longer. Check the the amount of liquid so that it doesn't burn.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted my daughter, who hates raw tomato to eat more tomatoes since they're so nutritious! But I don't have time to put too much effort in cooking. And this was what I made using just one pan, which is an easy to make pork stewed in tomato recipe.