Pork Stew

How To Make Pork Stew

This stew recipe can turn a boring day into a special one. A spicy, hearty stew with pork can be enjoyed with rice. Try this recipe;

For the stew:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 pounds pork shoulder, well-marbled, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  •  Salt
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika (Tatashe)
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)
  • 2 cups homemade chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoon thyme

Direction

Heat the oven to 350. Put 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium oven and set over medium-high heat. When the oil just starts to smoke, season half the pork well with salt and add it to the oven. Remove the pork to a plate with a slotted spoon and repeat with the rest of the meat, adding more oil if necessary.

When the pork is browned, turn the heat to low and add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant. Stir in the , tomato paste and paprika and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, stock, thyme and 1 teaspoon of salt, as well as the browned pork and any accumulated juices. Stir well and bring the stew to a boil over medium-high heat.  Ready to serve with Rice.

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