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Pork with Chimichurri Rub and Lentil Gravy

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Sometimes a recipe idea just works and this one falls into that category. Pork steaks are topped with a mix of dried herbs and spices and steamed in the Varoma using a stock. Milled lentils are added to the stock after cooking the pork to make the gravy. Easy!

Pork with Chimichurri Rub and Lentil Gravy

Course Main Course
Servings 4 serves


  • 40 g red lentils
  • 800 g (to 1kg) pork scotch fillet cut into 4 steaks of even thickness (see Notes)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smokey paprika
  • 500 g reduced-salt chicken or beef stock
  • Salt and pepper to season


  • Put the lentils in the Thermomix bowl and mill with the measuring cup (MC) on for 30 seconds/Speed 8; remove to a small bowl and rinse the Thermomix bowl
  • Place pork in a single layer on the Varoma tray
  • Mix together the dried herbs and spices in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over the pork so that the tops of each steak are covered in the mix; assemble the Varoma
  • Put the stock in the Thermomix bowl, close the lid and place the Varoma on top of the bowl
  • Cook for 20-30 minutes | Varoma | Speed 2 or until the pork is cooked (see Notes)
  • Remove the Varoma
  • To the make the gravy, put the lentils into the Thermomix bowl and cook with the MC on for 5 minutes | 100C | Speed 4
  • Season to taste and then blend the gravy with MC on for 30 seconds – slowly going from Speed 1 to Speed 8; serve immediately (see Notes)


  1. Skinless pork loin chops will also work in this recipe, but you may need to reduce the cooking time depending on the thickness
  2. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the pork; start with 20 minutes and continue in 3 to 5 minute increments
  3. The gravy will thicken as it cools and will eventually become gel-like. You can eat this dish the next day, but the gravy will only return to a runny consistency if you mix in some hot water
Keyword Pork, Thermomix

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Serving Suggestions

1. Serve with steamed or roasted vegetables

[Last updated: January 23, 2017]

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