Pork and Pumpkin Stew

Macrayla Evans


Chock-full of tender pork and pumpkin and seasoned with a medley of fragrant spices, this warming stew is perfect for an autumn supper with family.

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2 Hr 30 Min


2 lb
boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 Tbsp
olive oil
yellow onion, diced
1 1/2 tsp
minced garlic
1 tsp
minced fresh ginger
2 tsp
chicken demi-glace **see note
2 tsp
tomato paste
3/4 tsp
ground cinnamon **reduce to 1/2 teaspoon if you like less cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground coriander
1/8 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp
ground cloves
1/4 tsp
red pepper flakes
1 1/2 Tbsp
cider vinegar
3 Tbsp
9 oz
canned diced tomatoes with juices
1 lb
peeled and diced (3/4-inch dice) pumpkin or substitute using sweet potatoes and butternut squash
2 tsp
chopped fresh sage
4 tsp
chicken stock concentrate mixed with 2 cups water, or 2 cups chicken stock

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat an oven to 325°F.
Season the pork with salt and black pepper. In a 3 1/2-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat, warm 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Working in batches, brown the pork on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes per batch. Transfer to a plate.
Reduce the heat to medium and warm the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, demi-glace, tomato paste, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, cloves and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the vinegar, applesauce, tomatoes with their juices, pumpkin, sage, stock and pork. Bring to a boil and season with salt and pepper. Put a lid on the pot and transfer the pot to the oven and cook until the pork is fork-tender, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Skim the fat off the sauce. Serve the stew over mashed potatoes
Note: You can buy chicken demi-glace from Amazon.com at: amazon.com/...=1338795415&sr=8-1

This recipe also works well in a crock pot. Brown the pork first then cook all ingredients for 6 hours on low.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tag: Healthy