Heartland Pork Stew

Heartland Pork Stew

Slow cooking results in moist pork and tender sweet potatoes swimming in a savory sauce.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

8:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

5

servings

2
pounds pork boneless shoulder, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
2
medium dark-orange sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1
package (9 ounces) Green Giant® frozen baby lima beans
1 3/4
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/4
cup water
2
tablespoons cornstarch
  1. Sprinkle pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook half of the pork in oil 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pork is brown; place in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Repeat with remaining pork.
  2. Add sweet potatoes, frozen lima beans, broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the thyme and sage to pork in cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  4. Stir together water and cornstarch; stir into pork mixture. Increase heat setting to High. Cover and cook about 15 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
Makes 5 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Those who shy away from lima beans may like their subtle flavor in this hearty stew. If you prefer, you can substitute butter beans or sweet soybeans.
Success Hint
To ensure even cooking, be sure to cut the pork into pieces of the same size.
Do-Ahead
The pork and sweet potatoes can be cut the night before, wrapped separately in plastic wrap or plastic food-storage bags and refrigerated.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 505
    • (Calories from Fat 225),
  • Total Fat 25g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,),
  • Cholesterol 115mg;
  • Sodium 930mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
  • Protein 45g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.