Spicy Pork with Mangos and Rice [+ VIDEO]

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Recipes2 Comments

spicy pork with mango and rice

Stir-fry spicy pork with mangos and rice – easy, sweet, spicy, loaded with fruit and veggies, protein, and healthy carbs. 

When our son was born we were blessed with many delicious dinners brought over by loving family and friends. One such dish, brought over by my mother-in-law, was the inspiration for this recipe. It’s been in the back of my mind ever since so this recipe has really been four years in the making! 

spicy pork with mango and rice

I can’t decide what I love best about this dish:

  • the tangy pork…
  • the sweet mango….
  • the hit of cilantro…
  • or how the rice soaks up all that yummy salsa jam sauce? Each bite is amazing!  

how to make this spicy pork with mango (70 seconds): 

why this spicy pork with mango is a smart choice

Do you find yourself in a packed lunch rut?  Unless you’re feeding 8+ people for dinner, you’re guaranteed to have leftovers of this mango pork dish! This meal works really well to pack and reheat for lunch. It’s a great combo of complex carbs, fruits, veggies, and protein to keep your energy up for your afternoon workday. 

spicy pork with mango and rice

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, or snap a photo and tag it with #smartnutritionrecipes on Instagram!  I’d love to see your creations! 

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spicy pork with mango and rice

  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD
  • Yield: 8 servings


Stir-fry spicy pork with mangos and rice – easy, sweet, spicy, loaded with fruit and veggies, protein, and healthy carbs. 


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 ½ lbs pork loin, sliced thinly (*see note)
  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 cup salsa
  • ½ cup peach or mango jam
  • 2 large red peppers, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 2 mangoes or 4 peaches, cut into large chunks
  • Fresh cilantro, for serving
  • Rice, for serving


  1. In a large pot or wok (wok is preferable!), heat the oil over medium. Stir fry the pork until JUST done (don’t overcook or it will become tough).
  2. Remove the pork to a clean bowl.
  3. If there’s any liquid from the pork, dump it out.
  4. Saute the onions until soft and just starting to turn golden.
  5. While the onions are cooking, measure the spices and salt into a small bowl.
  6. Once the onions are ready add the spice mix to the wok/pot. Cook for one minute.
  7. Add the salsa and jam and heat thoroughly.
  8. Add the cooked pork, red peppers, and fruit. Remove from heat.
  9. Serve over cooked rice and top with fresh cilantro.


It’s really hard to slice fresh pork super thinly. To help you out, freeze the pork! Even if it’s just for an hour or so, it will help. Then slice it as thin as you possibly can, trying to keep your slices an even thickness so they cook at the same rate. When the pork is paper thin you can quickly fry it without over cooking it!

Calories:  257| Fat: 8.5g | Carbs: 25g | Fibre: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Protein: 20.5g

spicy pork with mango

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2 Comments on “Spicy Pork with Mangos and Rice [+ VIDEO]”

  1. Super good recipe!! We don’t usually make pork in our home but we tried it out and it was great. I look forward to the leftovers!

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