Cherry Jalapeno Mexican Pork


A sweet and tangy sauce simmers with pork for over an hour. Jalapeno added at the end helps add a little kick. Serve alone or over rice or noodles.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped

  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 ½ pounds boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  • 1 ½ cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted and cut into quarters

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan with a lid over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion, green bell pepper, green onions, jalapeno pepper, and garlic until softened, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in the pork, cherries, cilantro, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, and onion powder, and mix well. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook until the pork is cooked through and no longer pink, and the vegetables and cherries have given up their juices, about 30 minutes.

  3. Remove the lid, stir in the honey, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer uncovered until the sauce reduces and the pork is tender, about 30 more minutes. The sauce won't be extremely thick.

Editor's Note

For less heat, remove the seeds and membrane from the jalapeno pepper before chopping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

332 Calories
21g Fat
17g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 29mg 146%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 432mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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