Braised Pork with Mushrooms and Butter Beans

Tender braised pork combined with mushrooms and butter beans create a succulent and satisfying dish.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine South African
Servings 2


  • 500 g lean pork fillet cut into chunky cubes
  • 400 g portabellini mushrooms sliced
  • 300 g leeks washed & sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3-5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp stoneground wholemeal flour
  • 500 ml low sodium chicken stock
  • 400 g tin butter beans rinsed & drained
  • 200 g Swiss chard roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon zest and juice

To serve

  • cold pressed extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil for cooking
  • fresh mint leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray is also ideal for cooking as it allows for good coverage and fewer calories.
  • Preheat oven to 200˚C
    Heat a drizzle of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil in an oven safe frying pan or spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Season the pork cubes with a little salt and pepper.
    Sear until the cubes are golden.
    Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add mushrooms to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned.
    Season lightly with salt and pepper.
    Remove from the heat and set aside with the pork.
  • Sauté the leeks until soft.
    Use a lid to create steam and help cook the leeks without needing extra oil.
    Once softened, add the garlic and thyme and cook for a minute until fragrant.
    Scatter the flour over the vegetables and mix it in well.
  • Pour in the chicken stock and butter beans.
    Stir well and then bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and add the pork and mushrooms back into the pan.
    Add the Swiss chard and mix through.
  • Transfer to the oven and cook for about 10 minutes until the pork is just cooked through and the leeks are very tender.
  • Remove from the oven and stir through the lemon juice and lemon zest.
    Taste to adjust seasoning.
  • Scatter the dish with mint leaves, serve and enjoy!
Keyword diabetic, dinner