Quick & Easy

Hawaiian Pork Pita

These New Zealand pork pitas are a great lunch treat that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Easy
8 (enough for 2 per person)
20 mins prep
4 mins cook

400g NZ Pork Tenderloin

Pork  

1 teaspoon ground cumin, optional

4-8 rashers rindless streaky bacon

Pita bread and topping

8 x mini wholemeal pita bread

8 x 1cm round slices of fresh pineapple, cored removed and halved

8 tablespoons fresh tomato sauce or bottled tomato pasta sauce

8 tablespoons grated cheese

To serve

8 tablespoons barbecue sauce

8 handfuls rocket leaves

Ingredients

400g NZ Pork Tenderloin

Pork  

1 teaspoon ground cumin, optional

4-8 rashers rindless streaky bacon

Pita bread and topping

8 x mini wholemeal pita bread

8 x 1cm round slices of fresh pineapple, cored removed and halved

8 tablespoons fresh tomato sauce or bottled tomato pasta sauce

8 tablespoons grated cheese

To serve

8 tablespoons barbecue sauce

8 handfuls rocket leaves

Nutrition

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01
Preheat BBQ

Preheat a barbecue grill or flat plate to hot.

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02
Pork

Place the pork slices in a bowl and drizzle over a little olive oil. Add the ground cumin, if using, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Using the barbecue flat plate (or heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat), cook the pork slices (in batches), for 1 minute on each side. Transfer to a plate.

Meanwhile place bacon rashers on the hot flat plate and cook until crisp. Cut in half if using 4 rashers.

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03
Pita bread and topping

Chargrill the pita bread until warm and a few dark grill lines appear on each side. Set aside. Place on the pineapple slices and grill, turning once until dark grill lines appear.

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04
To serve

Lay out pita bread and spread 1 tablespoon tomato sauce or pulp onto each. Top with pineapple slices, pork slices, bacon and grated cheese. Drizzle over barbecue sauce and finish with rocket leaves.

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Tip

To melt the cheese on top of pork pita bread, heat the oven grill until hot and place under the grill until the cheese is golden and melted or cut cheese into slices and gently melt on the turned off barbecue flat plate. Using a barbecue scraper to lift onto pork pita bread.

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Quick & Easy

Hawaiian Pork Pita

These New Zealand pork pitas are a great lunch treat that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

20 mins prep | 4 mins cook
Easy
8 (enough for 2 per person)

400g NZ Pork Tenderloin

Pork  

1 teaspoon ground cumin, optional

4-8 rashers rindless streaky bacon

Pita bread and topping

8 x mini wholemeal pita bread

8 x 1cm round slices of fresh pineapple, cored removed and halved

8 tablespoons fresh tomato sauce or bottled tomato pasta sauce

8 tablespoons grated cheese

To serve

8 tablespoons barbecue sauce

8 handfuls rocket leaves

01
Preheat BBQ

Preheat a barbecue grill or flat plate to hot.

02
Pork

Place the pork slices in a bowl and drizzle over a little olive oil. Add the ground cumin, if using, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Using the barbecue flat plate (or heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat), cook the pork slices (in batches), for 1 minute on each side. Transfer to a plate.

Meanwhile place bacon rashers on the hot flat plate and cook until crisp. Cut in half if using 4 rashers.

03
Pita bread and topping

Chargrill the pita bread until warm and a few dark grill lines appear on each side. Set aside. Place on the pineapple slices and grill, turning once until dark grill lines appear.

04
To serve

Lay out pita bread and spread 1 tablespoon tomato sauce or pulp onto each. Top with pineapple slices, pork slices, bacon and grated cheese. Drizzle over barbecue sauce and finish with rocket leaves.

05
Tip

To melt the cheese on top of pork pita bread, heat the oven grill until hot and place under the grill until the cheese is golden and melted or cut cheese into slices and gently melt on the turned off barbecue flat plate. Using a barbecue scraper to lift onto pork pita bread.