Rating: 4 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

332 calories; protein 19.5g; carbohydrates 17.4g; fat 21g; cholesterol 75mg; sodium 68.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2009
Yum! I really like this recipe it's a great way to use fresh cherries the sauce is spicy and sweet very good. I served it over hot cooked white rice. Thanks! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2009
This was just ok for us. There was nothing wrong with it but it didn't wow us at all. It definitely could have used a few more jalapenos. Read More
(4)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2009
Yum! I really like this recipe it's a great way to use fresh cherries the sauce is spicy and sweet very good. I served it over hot cooked white rice. Thanks! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2009
This felt like a gourmet meal! I agree it could have used more jalapenos. But it certainly was tasty served with Spanish rice. I'll certainly make this again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2010
I am always searching for creative ways to use the abundance of cherries I harvest from my two large trees every year and this one was a hit with the family. I did make some slight changes to it though. I replace the pork with boneless skinless chicken thighs and added an extra jalapeno for heat. Then I added a two more tablespoons of honey to up the sweetness to balance. Finally I found the sauce simply too runny so I thickened it at the end of cooking with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with water. Served over hot cooked rice even my three young picky boys gobbled it up. I will definitely make this recipe again Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2009
This was just ok for us. There was nothing wrong with it but it didn't wow us at all. It definitely could have used a few more jalapenos. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
07/16/2009
This was very easy and tasty I'm not a huge fan of cumin so therefore the flavor was not my favorite but that's just personal taste. The recipe is very good Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2015
My BFF made this while I was visiting and I had to have the recipe. She used red bell pepper which makes for great flavor and color and doubled the garlic. It has great flavor...hot bold and sweet. When I made it I used her tweaks and used more honey to even out the heat. I brined the pork overnight so it doesn't get dry. I can't wait until cherry season so I can make it again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/20/2018
I had high hopes for this recipe and was disappointed. I followed the recipe exactly and end product did not have much flavor just heat. I wound up adding more honey and the remains of a bottle of taco sauce. That helped but I still was not pleased. Family said they liked it. In my opinion sauce needs to be thicker. Probably won t make again. Read More