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
  • 1
    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

How to Make Pork and Pumpkin Stew


  1. Preheat an oven to 325°F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Skim the fat off the sauce. Serve the stew over mashed potatoes
  5. 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.

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About Pork and Pumpkin Stew

Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tag: Healthy

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