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Braised Pork with Red Chili Sauce

"I got this recipe from my mom," Kara de la Vega of Suisun City, California notes. "It's really good with rice and a green salad...or scooped into tortillas."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 3/4 pound pork chop suey meat
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  • In a large skillet, brown pork in oil. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute the onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano and cumin for 2-3 minutes or until onion is tender.
  • Stir in the pork, water, tomato paste, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until pork is tender. Stir in the cream; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 414 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 141mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 37g protein.

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  • toolbarsco
    Apr 7, 2014

    This was a pretty good recipe. I doubled it and the only thing I didn't add was the sugar. I served it with tortillas--it was nice to have something other than chicken or beef. Some family members added sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, etc to make a soft taco. Next time I make this I will just serve it over rice.

  • godofwonder
    Aug 16, 2013

    This was awesome. A very nice change from all the other pork recipes. I used pork stir-fry meat and increased it to 1-lb. I kept the spices the same amount, increased the water to a cup, 3 tbsp. tomato paste, skipped the sugar, and increased the salt to taste, about 1/2 cup whipping cream. I had it with rice so wanted more sauce. Husband loved it, wants it in the regular rotation, and the kids ate it too. Will make it again.

  • Pat Reiser
    Nov 25, 2012

    The description mentions rice. Don't see it in the recipe.