Vietnamese Ground Pork in Tomato Sauce (Thịt Băm Sốt Cà Chua)
Vietnamese Ground Pork in Tomato Sauce (Thịt Băm Sốt Cà Chua) is a versatile weeknight dish. You can sub your favorite proteins and eat the hearty sauce over a variety of things: rice, salad or noodles.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ½ lb ground pork (you can sub any other ground meat, crumbled tofu or a plant based substitute)
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onion diced (about ½ cup)
- 1 large tomato diced (about 2 cups)
- ½ teaspoon chile flakes (optional)
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional)
- ¼ cup water, vegetable or chicken stock (optional)
- 3 stalks scallion, finely chopped
Season the ground pork with salt, pepper, shallot, garlic and fish sauce. Set aside and dice the vegetables
In a small saucepan on medium-high heat, sweat the onions in 1 tablespoon of oil and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add diced tomato and the optional flakes. Simmer and let tomatoes break down for about 10 minutes.
Add the pork mixture and stir to break down pork into small pieces. Add a splash of stock and some tomato paste for a deeper flavor. (optional) Simmer for another 10 minutes until pork is fully cooked and the flavors have developed.
Turn off the heat and wilt chopped scallions into the sauce
Serve with rice, over salad, with noodles etc.
Serving: 6g | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.4g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 10.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35.5mg | Sodium: 430.7mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 4g