Mexican Pork Casserole


serves 4
2 tsps oil
450 g (1 lb) pork fillet, cut into 2.5 cm (1 inch) cubes
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
30 g (1 oz) flour
15 g (1/2 oz) instant coffee
430 ml (3/4 pint) stock
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1 small chilli pepper, seeded and chopped
430 g (15 oz) canned red kidney beans, rinsed
430 g (15 oz) canned chickpeas, rinsed
Tortilla chips to garnish


1. Heat a browning dish for 5 minutes on HIGH. Put in the oil and add the pork cubes. Cook for 4 minutes on HIGH, stirring frequently, until slightly browned.

2. Add the cumin, coriander, garlic, onion and flour, and cook for 1 - 2 minutes on HIGH.

3. Dissolve the instant coffee in the stock and add to the casserole, stirring well.

4. Add the peppers, cover, and cook on MEDIUM for 30 minutes.

5. Add the beans and chickpeas and heat for 4 minutes on MEDIUM. Serve with tortilla chips.

What did you think?

43 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

posted by Lisa @ 01:23AM, 6/04/08
Made this last night and it was gorgeous..was a little dubious about putting coffee in it but you could not tell it was in there.Will be recommending it to my friends and would even go so far to say i would serve it at an informal dinner party !!
Don't waste your time on this!
posted by Disappointed stokie @ 11:26AM, 3/14/09
When we saw this we thought wow! Like everyone else we were concerned about the coffee but we read the previous review and went with it. We are keen cooks and this is our only cooking disaster.Followed the recipe to the letter and sat down for a romantic meal to start the weekend. DISGUSTING. Dinner party food..?? We would rather serve dog food than this. We settled in the end for a chip buttie. Might be ok if you omit the coffee. We should have gone with our instincts and not wasted money on ingredients and time on this.
Very Yummy
posted by Mands1971 @ 08:28AM, 6/17/10
I made this last night, was a bit dubious about the coffee but it was lovely, would be nice made with chicken too
Two foodies' verdict: inedible
posted by Cooking Kitweyo @ 03:24PM, 12/19/10
I'm a versatile and adventurous cook so we generally eat our way across Europe, the Middle East and Asia on a weekly basis. I have never had what I would call a true culinary disaster but this is a first. I have managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by extricating the pork, washing off the absolutely disgusting sauce and hoofing in garlic, onions, tomatoes, red wine, smoked paprika and coriander, so the only remaining ingredients from the original are the meat and pulses. Even allowing for individual variations or interpretations, this recipe surely cannot yield something edible. Half an ounce of coffee renders this tarry, bitter and offensive. Perhaps half a fluid ounce of brewed coffee might work, but unless you have a taste for bitumen, I'd urge you to swerve this recipe!
Tasty-with small modification
posted by David Symons @ 07:52AM, 3/07/11
Followed the recipe and tasted the sauce-horrible, but in the same way as I find black coffee without sugar horrible. Added 2tsp of sugar and pinch of salt. Transformed into tasty meal.
Nice idea and real good - Will make again.
posted by Fred @ 10:38AM, 9/26/11
1st i would just like to say that it makes me smile when i see some people calling themselve a "Cook" and put some comment as some above.

Secondo i never saw a real Cook or a Chef following a recipe exactly as it is written.

Tertio i am sorry but instant (coffee) cannot be called Coffee at all for me !! YUK !

I used chicken broth as stock.

Put 2 fresh espresso in the broth

1 red bell, 1 green pepper and 1 jalapeno fresh from the garden.

1 can of 6 bean mixted.

Always mix your flour in a cold liquid otherwise it will make some flour chunks in you sauce.

Was delicious.

Thanks to the person who had this idea with the coffee.

Enjoy !
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