Mexican Style Pork, Sweet Potato & Lime Yoghurt

Serves 4, 10 minutes preparation, 50 minutes cooking

A hearty Mexican dish that’s so delicious it has to be shared.  Add extra spice if your taste buds can take it!


  • 4 medium (about 180-200g each) sweet potatoes
  • 150g natural yogurt 
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Small bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime, plus extra lime halves, to serve
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp mild olive oil
  • 4 boneless pork loin steaks


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking tray and cook for 45 minutes, until soft. Cover with foil and keep warm. While they're cooking, mix the yogurt with the chilli, coriander and lime zest. 
  2. Preheat the grill to medium. Mix the cumin, paprika, chilli powder, garlic, sugar and oil together in a large bowl. Add the pork and turn to coat. Place the pork steaks, spaced apart, on a foil-lined baking tray and grill for about 6 minutes, turning halfway, until cooked but still juicy. 
  3. Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges and serve with the grilled pork steaks, a lime half and the yogurt on the side. Add a mixed salad, if you like.

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