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Pork Tomato Sauce

Yield 2 Cups
Use leftovers from Apple-Roasted Pork, left (deli ham makes a nice substitute). Serve over pasta; penne and ziti are good choices.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound boneless pork, cut into 1/2-to 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1 tsp dried
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Nutrition Information

  • calories (1/3 cup): 166
  • fat 6.3 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • sodium 450 mg
  • cholesterol 36 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prep time: About 10 Minutes
    Cooking time: About 25 Minutes

    In a medium saucepan, heat oil over moderate heat. Add onions and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pork and brown about 4 minutes (if it's already cooked, add with the tomato sauce; see below). Stir in herbs, salt, and pepper and cook 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and tomato sauce and simmer 5 minutes. Add peas, taste for seasoning, and let cook another 5 minutes, or until the pork and peas are tender.

    FREEZE-EASY: Place cooled sauce in zip-close plastic bags or containers with tight-fitting lids. After thawing, reheat in a saucepan over low heat until simmering; or follow your microwave's directions.

    How kids can help: Measure ingredients.