Pork Pepper and Potato Tray Bake

Pork pepper and potato tray bake is really quick and simple to make the whole family will love. Tray bakes are a hassle-free way to feed a crowd.

Flavoured with lovely smoked Spanish paprika (Pimentón de La Vera) nothing could be easier than throwing everything into a baking tray and leaving it to cook.

Pork and Potato Tray Bake

There's no real recipe since you can add whatever takes your fancy and if the weather is nice then you can cook this on the BBQ if you use a suitable BBQ tray and with the lid on.

There's nothing nicer than sitting outdoors eating and drinking with friends.

Peppers, we love peppers, a tray bake is a brilliant way to get your 5 a day too! You could add courgettes or aubergine and swap the pork for chicken.

I always use Pimentón de La Vera (Dulce) the sweet one, you can buy it in Sainsbury's and I'm sure Waitrose sell the La Chinata brand too.

They also sell a hot one, we love the stuff but some might find it a little too hot! I've seen it sold on Amazon but please don't pay a silly price since it's only £2 a tin in the supermarket.

Is pimentón the same as paprika?

Smoked paprika, often called pimenton or smoked Spanish paprika. It's made from peppers that are smoked and dried over oak fires.

This process gives the red powder a rich, smoky flavour. You can find this smoked variety in mild or hot.

Pimentón de La Vera

Top Tips!

If you make this with chicken be sure to use skinless and boneless thighs as breast fillets will probably end up dry.

To feed more people, just add more of everything!

Now you will need a nice big non-stick roasting tray or dish. Having fallen in love with my James Martin Roasting Tin from his new Barkers Dozen collection by Stellar Cookware and so this traybake was waiting to be made!

Just pile all your nicely seasoned vegetables including potatoes along with pork (or skinless and boneless chicken thighs) into your roasting tin.

Then into the oven to cook.

Tray Bake Pork Peppers and Onions ready for the oven

Personally I'm not a big fan of chicken thighs, but chicken fillets may well end up dry. If you do want to use chicken fillets I would suggest you bash them between two sheets of cling film until the are flatter, then they will cook quicker.



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Pork  Pepper and Potato Tray Bake

Pork Pepper and Potato Tray Bake

Tray bakes are so very simple to make and a great way to feed a crowd. There's no real recipe since you can add whatever takes your fancy.

To feed more people, just add more of everything!

Ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • a good amount of smoked paprika
  • 4 nice lean pork loin steaks although a little bit of fat around the edge is a good thing
  • 4 medium potatoes washed and sliced to about 1cm - don't bother peeling them (Maris Piper since they're great for roasting)
  • 1 yellow, 1 red and 1 green bell pepper - cut into big bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large red onion - cut into wedges
  • 2 nice fat cloves of garlic - flattened with the bake of a knife
  • a good pinch of dried oregano
  • a good pinch of dried thyme
  • 1 lemon - sliced
  • flat-leaf parsley - chopped

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6
  2. Throw your sliced potatoes into your roasting tin and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Season well with sea salt and black pepper along with a good sprinkling of smoked paprika.
  4. Mix with your hands to coat the potatoes well and pop into the heated oven for about 20 minutes. 
  5. Remove from the oven and turn them over.
  6. Now add the peppers, onion and garlic to the tray and sprinkle over the oregano, thyme and season with salt. 
  7. Rub each pork loin with olive oil and more smoked paprika and coat well.
  8. Add the pork to the tin (on top of the peppers) along with the lemon slices.
  9. Pop back into the oven uncovered and leave to cook for about 20 minutes before jiggling everything about a bit. 
  10. Return to the oven to cook for a further, I dunno, 25-30 minutes.
  11. I won't give an actual time as all ovens are different and it depends on the thickness of your pork and potatoes. 
  12. All I know is you need to make sure the potatoes are cooked through as well as the pork. 
  13. Sprinkle over the parsley and serve straight away.

Notes:

Don't cut the potatoes any thicker than 1cm (half an inch) otherwise they won't cook in time with the pork.
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1 comment

  1. I love a good savoury tray bake too Jan. I normally do mine with chicken legs but I should try pork too, especially with smoked paprika, yummy! Love food that takes care of itself in the oven :)

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