Italian Shredded Pork Stew Recipe
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Italian Shredded Pork Stew Recipe

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Need a warm, soothing meal for a blustery night? Throw together this slow-cooked stew loaded with sweet potatoes and kale. And the shredded pork is oh-so-tender! —Robin Jungers, Campbellsport, Wisconsin
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (calculated without sour cream): 283 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 860mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Place the sweet potatoes, kale, onion and garlic in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Place roast on vegetables. Add the beans and seasonings. Pour broth over top. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat; cool slightly. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred pork with two forks and return to slow cooker; heat through. Garnish servings with sour cream if desired. Yield: 9 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Italian Shredded Pork Stew in Simple & Delicious December/January 2013, p17

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shalomd User ID: 6160122 245072
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"This is a great easy recipe. The Kale and Sweet Potato are a healthy and delicious addition. It does require more seasoning. I will definitely be making this again."

AuntieNettie User ID: 8675901 244092
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"easy and delicious with healthy ingredients! This is a keeper!!"

mimirita User ID: 6302531 243668
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016

"Sad to say, made according to directions we found this bland or ordinary. I added more garlic, a shake of red pepper flakes, onion powder, another 1/2 tsp of salt and it was more palatable."

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"This smelled so good we could hardly wait to dig into it! I took some to a homebound lady who ate two bowls right away and saved another bowl for later!! I seldom bring her something that really "hits her spot" so this was a thrill for me!!"

wawa18 User ID: 6966535 127453
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"What a unique taste this stew has. It's the sweet potatoes. It was wonderful. I did not have Kale so used a box of Green Giant frozen creamed spinich. I also threw in some lentils I had in the frig. It was an awesome stew and will make it again."

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