One pot pork stew and homemade bread/Photo byGin Lee
One pot pork stew
Old man winter has come knocking at our doors (again). Ryan Vaughn, from Channel 8 weather, has predicted that our area will get thunder sleet or thunder freezing rain. It's very possible that we're going to lose power during this winter weather event.
So, today, I decided to prepare another version of my homemade pork stew. Just to have food already prepared, in the likelihood that we do lose our electricity (I am crossing my fingers that we don't).
- 2 pounds of pork cubes (chunks)
- 2 tablespoons of canola oil to cook the meat and potatoes in
- 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon of seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon of finely ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 6-8 potatoes (the amount depends on the size), peeled and coarsely chopped
- 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cups of water
First, mix 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon of seasoning salt, 1 teaspoon of finely ground black pepper, ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder in a spice dish.
Now, add seasoning to your pork cubes. Allow the meat to marinate in the seasoning for thirty minutes.
Add two tablespoons of canola oil to a large Dutch oven or stew pot and allow the oil to get sizzling hot (over high heat).
Transfer the seasoned pork cubes to the hot oil. Cook the meat for twenty minutes.
While the meat is cooking, peel and coarsely chop your potatoes, onion, and carrots. Set aside.
After the pork cubes are almost cooked, add in your prepared potatoes and diced onion. Allow the meat, onion, and potatoes to cook tender. (I allow about twenty minutes of cooking time for this step.)
Next, add the carrots and water at the end. Stir well. Place a lid over your pot.
Lower the burner to medium-low and simmer your pork stew for about forty-five minutes, or until done. Stirring occasionally. Taste and add extra seasoning if needed. (I allow almost all the liquid to be reduced down for this stew.)
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