This is a simple dish that is good for a weeknight hearty meal. Pork tenderloin doesn’t take long to cook, and the whole stew just needs a few minutes of simmering without much fussing over it.  I like it with hot sauce, of course, but that’s optional 🙂


  • 2 Tbl olive oil
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2-4 sweet peppers, any kind, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 medium potatoes, peeled or scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 14-ounce can lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 1 Tbl lime juice


  1. Heat 1 Tbl oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the pork, and cook, stirring, until no longer pink on the outside, about 4 minutes. Transfer with any juice to a bowl.
  2. Add the remaining 1 Tbl oil, onion and peppers to the pan. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  4. Add potato, broth, cumin, oregano, and cayenne (if using); sprinkle with a little salt and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  5. Reduce the heat to maintain a low simmer and cook, partially covered and stirring occasionally, until the potato is tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Return the pork and any juice to the pan and cook, partially covered, until the pork is cooked through and the potatoes are fall-apart tender, about 5 minutes more.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir in lime juice before serving.