Cranberry Pork is pork sautéed in a sweet, tart, tangy, spicy sauce made with cranberries, red wine, and dijon mustard.
I had leftover fresh cranberries and a small pork roast to cook. I waited to long to start a slow cooker dinner. So I cut the pork into cubes or pieces and decided to do something similar to a sweet and sour pork, except this Cranberry Pork is not nearly as sweet as that.
This Cranberry Pork is one of those dishes that I created on the fly just with what I had on hand. The result was delicious. I love these types of recipes. Mr. Flavor Mosaic now wants me to make it again.
If you are tired of turkey after Thanksgiving and want something different, try this Cranberry Pork. It would work well with pork chops or pork tenderloin also. I actually wrote up the recipe to work with pork chops. The sauce would also work well with meatballs for a holiday party. Give it a try.
For which occasion will you make this Cranberry Pork?
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- 2 tablespoons oil divided
- 1-1/2 pounds pork chops cubed
- Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce optional - adjust amount to taste
- Season the pork with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and sage. In a large skillet over medium high heat add 1 tablespoon oil. Brown the pork. Turn to brown each side. Remove pork. Set aside.
- Add more oil if needed. Add chopped onion and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Add red wine and cook for about 2 minutes. Add chicken broth. Then add cranberries, brown sugar, mustard, and hot sauce. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Add pork back into the pan with the sauce. Stir pork and cook until the meat is fully cook and the sauce has glazed the pork.
If you like this recipe, try this Smokehouse BBQ Salsa Sliders.
Or how about this Maple Chipotle Barbecue Pork Tenderloin?
Or how about this Zesty Ranch Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas?