Spiced Pork in Parmesan Cups

Parmesan cups are easy to make and so festive for this Italian inspired appetizer with browned pork in a tomato sauce and arugula.

Photo by Jillian H.
Adapted from eatineatout.ca
Fancy Italian inspired appetizer with pork in a tomato sauce and arugula.

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

Adapted from eatineatout.ca

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound ground pork

  • 1

    onion, finely chopped

  • 1

    teaspoon oregano

  • 1

    teaspoon basil

  • 1

    teaspoon parsley

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1

    (14-ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1

    cup Parmesan cheese, coarsely grated

  • 2

    cups arugula leaves

Directions

Parmesan cups: Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment. With a pencil, draw 3-inch circles on the parchment. Spread 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan to fill each circle. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until just lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool 1 to 2 minutes. To make bowls, carefully lift each warm circle off the parchment with a spatula and press into a mini-tarlet pan to form a cup. Allow them to cool. Filling: In a large fry pan over medium-high heat, sauté pork and onions, breaking up with the side of a spoon to make a small crumble. Add oregano, basil, parsley and continue until pork is cooked through. Stir in tomato sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste. Assemble: Add a few arugula leaves in each Parmesan cup, and top with a tablespoon of pork mixture. Serve and enjoy!

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