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Harvest Pork Stew Recipe
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Harvest Pork Stew

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"I first tried this recipe a year ago and it is unbelievably good! I never realized that adding two apples would give this savory stew such a hint of sweetness."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook until lightly browned on all sides. Stir in the garlic and onion, and continue to cook until the onion has softened, and the pork is firm, and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  2. Place the pork and onions into a large saucepan. Pour in the chicken broth, and season with salt, rosemary, sage, and the bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in the butternut squash, apples, potatoes, and carrots. Return to a simmer, then cook, uncovered until the squash and apples are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and serve.
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  • PREP 40 mins
  • COOK 1 hr
  • READY IN 1 hr 40 mins

Footnotes

  • Slow Cooker Method:
  • Lightly brown the pork in the butter or oil and cook until firm and opaque. Add to the slow cooker along with remaining ingredients. Cook on High for 1 hour, then reduce heat to Low and simmer 4 hours, or until tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 08, 2006

Excellent! I made this tonight in my slow cooker with the pork chunks, red potatoes, onions, baby carrots, and apple (didn't have the squash). It turned out super tender and SO tasty.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2010

I tried it with chicken breast instead of pork and it turned out well. I put everything in the slow cooker without any precooking. I also used fresh squash instead of frozen. I liked it but next time I'll try pork for more flavor. Made it a second time with pork and it was ok. I used fresh butternut squash and added some corn but I still think it needs more flavor.

 
Oct 08, 2007

Delicious! I doubled it for big family gathering, put it in 5 qt. pan. Didn't have room to double potatoes and apples, but still great. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe! I added apple cider in addition to/instead of chicken broth and a few dashes soy sauce. I increased salt a bit, added garlic and onion powders in addition to the fresh garlic & onion. The sage and rosemary really complement this dish well! Make sure you use very fresh spices, as is the case with any recipe. I also used beef chuck roast since I didn't have pork handy and it was awesome. I look forward to trying it with pork. I also used fresh butternut squash, peeled with vegetable peeler and cubed, since that's all I had on hand. Yummers! Oh, and since I like the meat very tender, I simmered the meat with liquids/spices about an hour before adding veggies, then simmered another 1/2 hour. Adding the veggies long after the meat was an excellent idea and helped veggies retain their pretty color and shapes. I cut carrots on the bias for oval shapes instead of cubing, but either would be pretty.

 
Jan 15, 2007

This stew was delicious! After sauteeing the onion and garlic w/ the pork, I threw in the carrots, potatoes and some mushrooms and sauteed it for a bit longer. Then I poured in one cup of the chicken broth and scraped up all the brown bits before putting it all in the cooker w/ the rest of the broth and spices. I skipped the butternut squash, only because I didn't have any. Would love to try it next time though. At the end I mixed 2 tbsps of flour and a bit of cold water and stirred that in at the end. It made a savory gravy! Mmm, I'm going back for more....

 
Jan 16, 2007

My entire family, iincluding my in-laws loved this. I made due with what I had. I pre-heated the pork as suggested, added the broth, onion, rosemary, sage, 2 cubed apples, baby carrots, red pepper, garlic, mushroom and green peppers. Threw it all in the slow cooker and left it for 4 hours. I ended up having to added a little flour and a can of mushroom soup at the end to thicken it a little but it was delicious.

 
Feb 26, 2007

What a wonderful recipe. I did, however, make some changes. I used parsnips and turnips instead of butternut squash and potatoes. And it gave it a lot more flavor. I also thickened it at the end with flour/milk. A wonderful blend of flavors.

 
Dec 13, 2007

I used fresh squash and left out the carrots because I didn't have any.Used a combination of Braeburn and Granny Smith apples and left the peels on my potatos cause I like em that way! got mixed reviews from the kids, most gave it a 3.5, none HATED it. I thought it got better and better the more I ate. I am thinking it will be even better tomorrow. Thanks for the great recipe.

 
Jan 26, 2009

My family really enjoyed this stew. The flavor of the butternut and the spices was amazing. And its a recipe you can add to or subtract from and make your own! We loved it!! Thanks!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 465 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.6 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 6.8 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 365 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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