Hearty Pork Stew

Pork stew
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  • 2 hrs
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 105 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6

This is an easy to make pork stew, perfect for a fall or winter meal. Serve with crusty bread and a tossed salad.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound lean boneless pork shoulder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or water
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced (1/2 inch thickness) carrots
  • 1 bell pepper, green or red, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

How to Make It

  1. Cut pork into 1-inch cubes, trimming and discarding fat.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook the pork, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the onion and celery and cook for 2 minutes longer. Add the herbs, pepper, and broth or water.
  4. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until pork is tender.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  6. Cover and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Stir occasionally.

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