1 Sweet Potato, sliced
1 Apple, core removed and sliced
1 Onion, sliced finely
2 Cloves Garlic, sliced finely
8 Button mushrooms, sliced finely
3 Strips of Lemon Zest
The juice of 1 lemon
2 tbs brown sugar
750gm pork – you can use pork chops, pork loin fillet, pork roast – cut into cube pieces.  If using chops, leave as is.
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Mustard Powder
1 Cup Chicken Stock
1/2 Cup frozen Peas
1/2 Cup frozen Corn
1 Cup Risoni Pasta
Pepper to taste


  1. In a casserole pot or similar that can go on the stove and oven – add olive oil and heat on the stove.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and stir until the onion starts to soften.
  3. Gradually add the pork and cook until the pieces start to brown.
  4. While the pork is cooking, juice 1 lemon and add the brown sugar to the lemon, stir to combine.
  5. Add the lemon and sugar mix to the pork and continue to cook for 1 minute stirring continually.
  6. Add the spices and pepper (Cumin, mustard powder and cinnamon – if you don’t have these then they can be left out) cook for a further minute.
  7. Remove the cooked pork from the dish and set a side.  Turn the stove off.
  8. Place the sweet potato, apple, mushrooms and lemon zest into the same pot.
  9. Then add the pork and all the liquid back to the vegetables.
  10. Finish off by adding the chicken stock.
  11. Cook in a 150 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours.
  12. Add the peas, corn and Risoni pasta and cook for a further 30 minutes.
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  1. Essie Winsor March 29, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    Now, I have something for dinner. This is the favorite of my husband but never had try to make this on my own. Thanks for the recipe. So excited, he’ll be surprise 🙂

  2. Cooking for Busy Mums March 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    So glad to hear 🙂

  3. Shez November 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    Hello! Do you think this could be done in a slow cooker? If yes what time / temperature would you recommend? Thank you, love your page!

    • Amanda November 13, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

      Hi Shez yes you can cook it in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours

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