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Pork cheecks with vegetables -Vicky & Marcel


1 hour 40 minutes

IGREDIENTS : for 4 people

  • 1.2 kg pork cheeks
  • 1 red and 1 green sweet pepper
  • 5 large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 to 3 large onions
  • 2 to 3 large carrots
  • 150 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 200 g fine green beans
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • butter, for frying
  • 1 tbsp sauce thickener (e.g. cornstarch) 


Dice the onions and sweat them until translucent in a big stew pot in a knob of butter. Add the pork cheeks and fry all around until golden brown. Stir in the diced tomatoes. Finely chop the sweet pepper and carrot and add to the meat. Stir well and season with paprika, salt and pepper. Add water until barely submerged, and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer, covered, for 55 minutes. stirring frequently. Add the tomato paste, mushrooms and beans and allow to simmer for another 15 minutes. Season the stew to taste with salt and pepper, and thicken the sauce if necessary with sauce thickener or cornstarch mixed with a splash of water. Delicious with boiled potatoes!