Pork and Pinto Bean Stew(crockpot)

cindy sandberg

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@cindyLs

This meal was born out of desperation! I hadn't been to the grocery and just had to cobble something together from what I had on hand. What I had was a small pork roast and half a bag of pinto beans! Desperation never tasted so good!


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Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
6 Hr

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb
pork roast, cubed
2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 c
dry pinto beans, soaked(i use the quick-soak method)*
2 qt
water
1
small onion, chopped
1
green chili, diced(or 4 oz. can diced green chili)
1 c
tomato sauce
1-2 tsp
chili powder(to taste)
1/2 tsp
garlic powder(or 1 clove garlic, minced)
1/4 c
fresh cilantro(or 1 t dried)
salt and pepper

Step-By-Step

1Heat oil in skillet and cook and stir cubes of pork until nicely browned on all sides.

2Add pork, soaked and drained beans,water and all remaining ingredients(except fresh cilantro, if using) to crock. Cook on high 5 or six hrs. until beans are very tender. Stir in fresh cilantro

3*to quick-soak beans: Place in pot with covering an inch above beans. Bring to a boil, turn off heat, cover and soak one hr. Drain.
**When I have plenty of time for these to be in the crockpot(maybe 7 or 8hrs.), I sometimes omit the soaking.

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