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Italian Pork Stew

 Italian Pork Stew
"Don't skip the anchovy paste! It gives a good, salty flavor, but doesn't taste fishy at all. Add a salad and crusty bread for an incredible meal." Lynne German, Cumming, GA
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 2-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 teaspoon each dried oregano, basil and sage leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked bow tie pasta
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add pork, a few pieces
  • at a time, and shake to coat. In a Dutch oven, brown pork in 3
  • tablespoons oil in batches. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, saute onion in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add

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Directions (continued)

  • garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, wine, bay
  • leaves, cinnamon, tomato paste, vinegar, anchovy paste, herbs, salt,
  • pepper flakes, pepper and pork; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in parsley. Cover and cook 30-40 minutes longer or until meat
  • is tender. Skim fat; discard bay leaves and cinnamon.
  • Serve with pasta; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without pasta and cheese) equals 256 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 349 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
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