Tomato Braised Pork Steaks

Indulge in the perfect balance of sweet, savoury, and tangy with this easy-to-make pork steak recipe finished in a fresh tomato sauce! 🍅🐖
Tomato Braised Pork Steaks – pan fried and finished in a sweet, savoury, and tangy tomato sauce with garlic and onions. Simple yet delicious!

I recently discovered the joy of cooking Tomato Braised Pork Steaks, a dish that is both simple and satisfying. With just a few ingredients and some basic cooking techniques, you can create a delicious and flavourful meal that is sure to impress.

To make this dish, you’ll need some good quality pork steaks like pork chops, pork scotch fillet or pork shoulder chops, as well as some fresh tomatoes, garlic, and onions. Start by pan frying the pork steaks until they are golden brown on both sides. Then, set them aside and prepare the tomato sauce.

To make the sauce, sauté some garlic and onions until they are fragrant and soft. Then, add in the fresh tomatoes and let them cook down until they are soft and tender. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, as well as a touch of sugar and vinegar to balance the flavours.

Once the sauce is ready, return the pork steaks to the pan and let them braise in the tomato sauce until they are cooked through and tender. The result is a dish that is both sweet and savory, with just the right amount of tang from the tomatoes.

I love serving Tomato Braised Pork Steaks with some steamed rice and a side of sauteed greens. The dish is hearty and satisfying, perfect for a cosy night in or a casual dinner party with friends. Give it a try and I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do!

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Tomato Braised Pork Steaks

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Tomato Braised Pork Steaks – pan fried and finished in a sweet, savoury, and tangy tomato sauce with garlic and onions. Simple yet delicious!


Units Scale
  • 1 kg pork scotch fillet or pork shoulders (bone-in or boneless)
  • 4 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cane vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup pork stock
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Season the pork steaks with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the pork steaks and cook until browned on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.
  3. Remove the pork steaks from the pan and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, sauté the onion and garlic until fragrant and translucent, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and stir for 2 minutes until the tomatoes start to break down.
  6. Add the tomato paste, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, stock, and cumin into the pan. Stir well and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  7. Add the pork steaks back to the pan, making sure to coat each piece with the tomato mixture.
  8. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the pork steaks simmer in the tomato sauce for about 30 minutes, or until the pork is fully cooked and tender. Taste then season with pepper and salt if needed.
  9. Once done, transfer the pork steaks to a serving platter and spoon the tomato sauce on top.


3 Responses

  1. Saucy and so flavourful! It truly makes a comforting and delicious weekday meal with some rice and sauteed greens.

  2. This looks super easy and super good! Definitely a great choice for a winter evening. While it’s pretty hot here now, we are supposed to be getting a cold snap in the next couple of weeks. Maybe I’ll give it a try then?

  3. suituapui says:

    Makes me think of Hainanese pork chops. Very popular in Penang and some parts of the country, not here. Here, we’re mostly Foochows/Fuzhous.

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