Italian Shredded Pork Stew Recipe
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Italian Shredded Pork Stew Recipe

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Need a warm meal for a blustery night? Throw together this slow-cooked stew that’s brightened with fresh sweet potatoes, kale and Italian seasoning. The shredded pork is so tender, you’re going to want to make this again and again. —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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3572716 200420
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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