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Spicy Pork stew with sweet potatoes and beans

Pork and Ham | January 12, 2013 | By


I’m on a bit of a mission to try to use up food from my freezer and dry goods from the larder.  I had four pork steaks in the freezer which with some extra ingredients would make a meal for Saturday and also enough left for Monday night’s dinner.

I had picked up a copy of February’s Delicious Magazine and saw a recipe for Spicy pork stew with sweet potatoes and beans.  The recipe combines spices and herbs with pork, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and kidney beans in a sweet and warming stew with just the right level of spice for me.  The recipe suggested serving the stew with crusty bread, but to make it go further I added some basmati rice from my larder supplies!


As the recipe contains both oregano and coriander, I am entering it for the Lavender and LovageHerbs on Saturday which is being hosted this month by Vanesther at Bangers and Mash




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    January 13, 2013

    This is my kind of food – a proper winter warmer. Thanks so much for entering into this month's Herbs on Saturday!

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    Paul C
    January 13, 2013

    I made this last night – I ended up cooking it for about two and a half hours in the end, which left the pork absolutely marvellous, but sadly the sweet potatoes had kind of disappeared by that stage.

    Looking forward to trying it again and getting the spuds right next time.

    Oh, and we thought it could do with an extra red chilli in there just to give it a bit more bite..

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    Annes S
    January 14, 2013

    Great minds think alike (or shop at the same places) as I recently made a sausage and sweet potato stew!

    Lovely warming winter grub mmm!

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    Karen S Booth
    January 17, 2013

    Thanks so much for entering this lush looking recipe into Herbs on Saturday and I DO love a good stew when the weather is cold! I am catching up on my comments, but think the problem may have hit more people than just me, as my comments have gone down drastically lately…..weird eh? Thanks again, Karen

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    January 17, 2013

    Wow that looks delicious!
    Recipes that make pork so beautifully tender are quite hard to come by 🙂
    Great use of flavours there!

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