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Spicy Pork with Leeks and Roasted Red Peppers (Tigania)

4 Servings

45 minutes

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Boneless country-style pork spareribs are a rich, flavorful cut that stands up nicely to the bold Mediterranean ingredients in this recipe for tigania, a Greek vegetable and meat dish similar to a stir-fry. Serve with pita bread, rice or simple roasted potatoes.




Don’t forget to wash and dry the leeks after slicing them. Leeks' many layers trap sand and grit. After adding the pork to the skillet, don’t stir the pieces until they've formed a nice brown crust on the bottom.

45 minutes


  • ¾

    teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper


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Jade S.
March 14, 2023
Mediterranean Pork with Leeks
Every time I have a lot of some kind of veggie in the fridge I go searching Milkstreet for a great recipe. The veggie of choice was leeks and fennel. No fennel used in this dish, however, I think it would add nicely to the mix. I used green garlic in place of regular garlic which added great flavor and did not over power. The peppers I bought I thought were spicy like the recipe suggested, but ended up being Alla Calabrese instead. So I substituted with a little crushed red pepper instead for some spice. This recipe says to cook the pork for 30mins...I think 40-60 is better for more tenderness. The flavors all around were great. We had a nice salad and served the pork with bread and butter.
Jan B.
October 5, 2022
Easy stovetop dinner
I used boneless, center-cut pork chops for this simple, delicious meal. Served it with lemon roasted potatoes.
Gloria R.
July 21, 2022
I like my pork fork-tender
After browning the pork, I cooked it an additional 30-45 minutes. If you don't have fresh oregano, dried will do for the long cooking. Use fresh parsley at the end.
Tricia S.

I had some beautiful leeks and all of the pantry items, but no pork. I subbed a couple of chicken breasts and a can of chickpeas, which I did not add back to the veggies after browning until the very end, or they’d be too dry. The leeks cooked down to a lovely, mellow flavor. This was not actually spicy as written, so you can play with the heat. I served it with herbed rice. We liked it, and the leftovers were good.