Magras con tomate recipe, the delicious pork and tomato sauce ‘tapa’ from Murcia

Magras con tomate is a traditional recipe from Murcia, usually eaten as a tapa but also as an excellent main dish served with fries or rice. Made with lean pork and crushed tomatoes, the result is a delicious combination with an elaboration quite easy to make. You can eat it both hot and cold and from one day to the next. You should always have it with a good piece of bread, because the sauce is too much! Shall we start with the recipe?

Ingredients for the magras con tomate recipe:

  • 500 g lean pork cut into bite-size cubes
  • 500 g crushed tomato/tomato sauce
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 100 ml white wine
  • Ground black pepper
  • Olive oil and salt

How to make it:

  1. Salt and pepper the pork cut into bite-size cubes.
  2. Peel and chop the onion. Also chop the peppers into small pieces and mince the garlic.
  3. Add a little oil to the casserole you are going to use for these magras con tomate recipe and fry the peppers with a little salt. Let them roast lightly and remove from the heat when they are tender. Set aside.
  4. In the same casserole, brown the meat until it acquires colour and add the onion and garlic. Stir well and leave for 5 minutes over a medium heat until the onion is semitransparent.
  5. Then add the crushed tomato and stir. Leave to cook over a medium heat for a couple of minutes. Then add the wine and put it on high heat until the alcohol evaporates.
  6. When the wine alcohol evaporates, put the lid on when it reaches boiling point and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes, until the sauce reduces. Stir from time to time and, if you see that the magras are starting to dry out, add a little water (you can take advantage of this to rinse the tomato jar). Ideally, the sauce should be juicy and not too liquid.
  7. After the 20 minutes, remove the lid and add the peppers that you had reserved before. Add a little black pepper and stir everything. Also, check the salt and acidity, adding salt or a spoonful of sugar if necessary. Finally, cook everything over a low heat for 10 minutes.
  8. Let your magras con tomate cool down for a few minutes and serve them with some delicious fries!

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