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Sticky chipotle pork with avocado and apple salsa


  • • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • • 700g pork mince
  • • 2 medium brown onions, peeled, finely chopped
  • • 5 tbs chipotle in adobo sauce
  • • 100ml tomato sauce
  • • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • • 50ml maple syrup
  • • Cooked long grain rice, to serve
  • Avocado & apple salsa
  • • 1 small red onion, peeled, halved, finely diced
  • • 1 pink lady, Fuji or Jazz apple, cut into matchsticks
  • • 1 avocado, diced
  • • 1 lime, juiced
  • • 2 tbs chopped coriander


  • 1. For the salsa, combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or deep-frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the mince, cook, stirring constantly until pork changes colour. Remove to a bowl, wipe wok clean, return to medium heat.
  • 3. Add the remaining oil and onion, cook, stirring 6 minutes or until soft. Add the chipotle in adobe sauce, tomato sauce and vinegar, cook stirring 2 minutes. Return the pork to the wok or pan, cook stirring until well coated.
  • 4. Pour over the maple syrup, cook stirring for 5 minutes or until pork is thick and sticky.
  • 5. Spoon the rice into bowl, spoon over the pork and top with salsa.
  • Serving Suggestion, The sticky pork is delicious serves over corn chips, in taco shells or spooned into lettuce leaves.
  • Tip chipotle in adobo sauce is a Mexican product, you will find it in the supermarket where all the Mexican foods are.
  • Salsa Variations
  • • For apple and cucumber salsa, replace the avocado with 1 large Lebanese cucumber, diced and coriander with flat leaf parsley. Serve over pan fried fish.
  • • For a chilli mango salsa, replace the apple with firm ripe mango, diced; replace avocado with 1 large Lebanese cucumber, diced and add 1 long red chilli, finely chopped with the coriander. Serve over barbecue fish, pork or chicken.