Slow-roasted spiced pork loin with black-eyed beans & tomatoes

Roast Pork Loin

Serves 8

  • 2 kg higher-welfare rib-end loin of pork, skin on, French-trimmed

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 5 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • juice of 1 lemon

  • olive oil

  • 3 red onions, finely sliced

  • 6-8 fresh red, yellow and green chillies

  • 120 g small whole iberico chorizo sausages, thickly sliced

  • 6 bay leaves

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped

  • 3 x 400 g good-quality tinned plum tomatoes, roughly chopped

  • 2 handfuls fresh ripe tomatoes, halved

  • 4 x 410 g tinned black-eyed beans, drained

  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  • red wine vinegar

  • soured cream, to serve

Preheat your oven to 240ºC/475ºF/gas 9. First, score the skin of the pork in a criss-cross pattern every 1cm/½ inch with a sharp knife, trying not to cut into the meat itself. Mix a little salt with a teaspoon of paprika, the lemon juice and a little olive oil, then rub this over the meat and into the score lines. Put the meat in a high-sided roasting tray and cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes to start the skin crisping up.



Remove the meat from the oven, turning the heat down to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Take the pork out of the tray and put it to one side, then spoon out half the fat and discard it. Place the tray on the hob, add the onions, whole chillies, chorizo, bay leaves and rosemary with the remaining paprika, and fry gently until the onions are soft. Add all the tomatoes, the beans, garlic, parsley and a wineglass of water to the tray, stirring and scraping up all the lovely sticky bits from the bottom. Place the pork on top, return to the oven and cook for another hour or so or until the skin is crispy and the meat is meltingly tender.



When cooked, remove the pork from the tray and allow to rest. Taste the sauce and season with salt, pepper and a few swigs of red wine vinegar to give it a twang. Then remove the chillies and control the heat by chopping up as much chilli as you like and stirring it back into the sauce. Lovely served with soured cream.

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Slow-roasted spiced pork loin with black-eyed beans & tomatoes

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Spanish flavours are awesome with the slow-roast pork loin – try stuffing it into some warm pittas
Serves 8
1h 50m (plus resting time)
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This dish works as described here, but you can also stuff it into hot flour tortillas or pitta breads to be eaten like a kind of fajita or burrito – superb. Spanish smoked paprika is now widely available, and your butcher can do the trimming and scoring of the pork loin for you to save you some time.

Preheat your oven to 240ºC/475ºF/gas 9. First, score the skin of the pork in a criss-cross pattern every 1cm/½ inch with a sharp knife, trying not to cut into the meat itself. Mix a little salt with a teaspoon of paprika, the lemon juice and a little olive oil, then rub this over the meat and into the score lines. Put the meat in a high-sided roasting tray and cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes to start the skin crisping up.

Remove the meat from the oven, turning the heat down to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Take the pork out of the tray and put it to one side, then spoon out half the fat and discard it. Place the tray on the hob, add the onions, whole chillies, chorizo, bay leaves and rosemary with the remaining paprika, and fry gently until the onions are soft. Add all the tomatoes, the beans, garlic, parsley and a wineglass of water to the tray, stirring and scraping up all the lovely sticky bits from the bottom. Place the pork on top, return to the oven and cook for another hour or so or until the skin is crispy and the meat is meltingly tender.

When cooked, remove the pork from the tray and allow to rest. Taste the sauce and season with salt, pepper and a few swigs of red wine vinegar to give it a twang. Then remove the chillies and control the heat by chopping up as much chilli as you like and stirring it back into the sauce. Lovely served with soured cream.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 771
    39%
  • Carbs 46.7g
    18%
  • Sugar 7.8g 9%
  • Fat 40.6g 58%
  • Saturates 13.7g 69%
  • Protein 48.9g 108%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 2 kg higher-welfare rib-end loin of pork, skin on, French-trimmed

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 5 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • juice of 1 lemon

  • olive oil

  • 3 red onions, finely sliced

  • 6-8 fresh red, yellow and green chillies

  • 120 g small whole iberico chorizo sausages, thickly sliced

  • 6 bay leaves

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped

  • 3 x 400 g good-quality tinned plum tomatoes, roughly chopped

  • 2 handfuls fresh ripe tomatoes, halved

  • 4 x 410 g tinned black-eyed beans, drained

  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  • red wine vinegar

  • soured cream, to serve