African Barbecued Pork

  • Yield: servings


1/2cup dried apricots
2cups boiling water
1cup onions thinly sliced
2tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2teaspoon curry powder
1teaspoon brown cooking sauce (like
2teaspoons salt
1tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1/4cup vinegar
2pounds lean pork, boneless


  1. In a medium-size saucepan, cover apricots with boiling water, allow to soak for 30 minutes, and then cook until tender.  Meanwhile, saute onions in oil for 10 minutes, until they are golden.  Mash apricots with a potato masher.  Combine them with onions, curry powder, brown sauce, salt, brown sugar, garlic and vinegar in saucepan. Bring all ingredients to a boil, and then remove from heat.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cut pork in 1-inch cubes.  Place evenly in a 13-by-9 inch baking dish.  Pour sauce over pork.  Cook, uncovered, for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Base meat several times with sauce.

Tips from Our Test Kitchen: This tender and well-seasoned pork is great with rice.  Try with a dollop of plain yogurt, fresh mint and golden raisins.  It’s also great served with chutney.

Dore C. Sutta, Prescott, Arizona