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Spicy pork with chunky bean guacamole recipe

Spicy pork with chunky bean guacamole recipe

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Be inspired by Mexico with this easy weeknight dinner, ready in half an hour. Add kidney beans and juicy tomatoes to a fresh guacamole, top with tender spiced pork and finish with crispy pitta chips for a speedy, healthy meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 460 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp mild chilli powder
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 500g pork fillet
  • 1 large avocado, peeled and stoned
  • ½ bunch spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 x 30g pack coriander, leaves chopped, reserving a few leaves to garnish
  • 400g tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 3 pitta breads
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    5g 27%
  • Sugars

    6g 7%
  • Salt

    1.7g 29%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.9g Protein 34.9g Fibre 7.3g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 5, 190°C, fan 170°C. Mix the spices with the oil, season, then rub all over the pork. Heat a large ovenproof frying pan to high and cook the pork, turning, for 5 mins. Transfer to the oven and cook for 15-20 mins until cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, make the guacamole. Mash the avocado flesh with the spring onions, chopped coriander leaves, kidney beans, cherry tomatoes and lime juice. Season to taste.
  3. Split the pitta breads, cut into triangles and put on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for the last 5 mins of the pork’s cooking time, until crisp. Remove both the pitta and the pork from the oven. Set the pork aside to rest for 5 mins before slicing evenly.
  4. Spoon the guacamole onto plates and top with the sliced pork and pitta chips. Garnish with the reserved coriander.

Tip: Sprinkle ½ tsp smoked paprika onto the pitta chips before baking for a spicy flavour boost.

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