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Zesty Winter Pork Stew

It’s 2020 but here I am still living in 2019.

Since I spent months baking and posting holiday recipes, I’m backed up about a dozen of my normal, everyday meals.

I’ve got salads, dinners, soups and snacks. All of the recipes are just waiting on me to post them so the world can see. Once I get through the majority of these, I’ll be back to cooking and posting on a more regular basis.

I think I made this stew in mid-November and was going to originally call it a “fall” or “autumn” stew. It’s the dead of winter here now, so I guess I can’t really dub it that. The ingredients listed below fall both into the winter and fall categories, so a quick name change was all that was needed.

I thoroughly enjoyed this stew when I made it. Anytime I can use pork chops I’ll hop at the chance—they’re such an inexpensive cut of protein. You can usually find “family packs” at your grocery store with 6-8 chops priced below 5 dollars. I don’t know about you, but 6-8 chops can go a long way in my household.

Along with the pork, this stew enlists the power of the sweet potato. The orange tuber gives every bite a slightly sweet taste to go along with the ultra-savory pork. On top of that, you’ve got cabbage, which is a perennial favorite in my kitchen. All three of those things make for a pretty darn tasty stew.

Enjoy!

Zesty Winter Pork Stew

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A zesty, savory pork stew with sweet potatoes and cabbage.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pork chops, cubed
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 TBS. olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage (I used coleslaw mix)
  • 1 TBS. cajun seasoning
  • 4-6 cups chicken broth

Directions

  1. In a large Dutch oven or pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper and add to oil. Cook until browned on both sides, about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Stir in sweet potatoes, bell pepper, garlic, Cajun seasoning, cabbage and broth. Add as much broth until you get the soup like consistency you like. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 15-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Step-By-Step Instructions

In a large Dutch oven or pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper and add to oil. Cook until browned on both sides, about 5-6 minutes.

Stir in sweet potatoes, bell pepper, garlic, Cajun seasoning, cabbage and broth.

Add as much broth until you get the soup like consistency you like. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 15-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

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