Getting kids to see that eating healthily is still ever-so-yummy! A classic combination of pork and apple is sure to please them, and the budget friendly recipe is sure to please you!
Pork mince is not something I used regularly before but it has become easily available now and is a great alternative. I had decided to make some pork mince pasta sauce for the kiddies today, but then thought perhaps I should get them to try something a bit different and ditch the pasta. I had one small apple left in my fruit basket so thought now what!?
As usual, I just started throwing things into a pot and seeing where it took me. Halfway through cooking the pork, I remembered a beef mince recipe that I had previously made and loved so decided to adapt this and just roll with it. With a spicy meal on the go for the grown ups, I kept this one 100% kid-friendly. You could make it spicy to suit your taste though by adding about 1 tspn of cayenne pepper into it.
Recipe for Pork and Apple Bake
Yield: 4-6 servings (20cm x 20cm square dish)
Prep time: 15 minutes (incl cooking mince)
Baking time: 20-30 minutes
What you need
500g pork mince
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 bay leaves
1 tspn smoked paprika
1/2 tspn ground cumin
1/3 cup grated apple (1 small apple, cored and grated without skin)
1 grated tomato (or 1/3 cup tomato purée)
Salt and pepper to taste
For the topping
2/3 cup grated cheese (mozzarella or cheddar)
What you need to do
1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat oil in a pot over high heat and fry onions until translucent. Add bay leaves and mince and fry until it changes colour.
2. Add spices, mix and fry for a few minutes.
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