Berbere Pork

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Berbere Pork

Berbere is a paprika based spice mixture originating in Ethiopia.  This is one of my favorite recipes and can be used over chicken or beef.  The spice mixture explodes with flavor.  Make a double or triple batch of the food processed mix and freeze for up to 4 months for a quick and impressive sauce for nearly anything.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Ethiopia


  • 2 lb pork tenderloin, sliced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp fenu greek
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground all spice
  • 2 Tbsp ground paprika
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp water


  • Add all ingredients, except pork, into a food processor or blender.  Blend on high until a paste/sauce forms.  Add a little oil or water for a thinner consistency.  Marinate pork with sauce for at least ~ 15 minutes up to overnight.
  • Bring a large pan to medium high heat, add vegetable oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan and add marinated pork.  Cook uncovered, flipping once, for ~ 3-5 minutes or until cooked through or internal temperature of pork reaches 155F.  Cook the pork in two batches if the pan is too crowded as you want it to sear and not steam.
  • Serve over couscous or rice and with a vegetable side.  Add sea salt to taste.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


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Keywords: Berbere, Pork, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Keto, Whole 30

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