Paleo Pork-Rhubarb Skillet


Taking a cue from the classic pairing of pork chops and applesauce, this skillet dinner combines sauteed pork, apple slices, rhubarb cubes, and a flavorful brothy sauce.

Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound lean boneless pork, trimmed and cut into bite-size strips

  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 1 ½ cup sliced fresh rhubarb or frozen unsweetened sliced rhubarb, thawed

  • 1 cup sliced red and/or green cooking apple

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoon 100% apple juice

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage

  • 2 teaspoon arrowroot

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • Cauliflower "Couscous" (tip, below)


  1. In an extra-large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add meat; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until browned. Remove from skillet.

  2. Add onion to skillet. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Add fresh rhubarb (if using) and apple; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until apple is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. In a small bowl combine next six ingredients (through pepper). Add broth mixture and frozen rhubarb (if using) to skillet; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in meat; heat through.

  4. Serve over Cauliflower "Couscous." If desired, top with additional sage.

    Paleo-Pork Rhubarb Skillet
    Andy Lyons

Cauliflower "Couscous"

Working in batches, in a food processor cover and pulse 1 small head cauliflower, broken into large florets (3 1/2 cups), until pieces are the size of couscous. In a large skillet heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add cauliflower; cook 8 minutes or just until beginning to brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/4 tsp. each sea salt and coarse black pepper. Makes 2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
11g Fat
16g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 757mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 50.7mg 254%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 944mg 20%
Folate, total 63.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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