- 1-1/2 pounds boneless pork loin roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups frozen pepper stir-fry vegetable blend, thawed
- 1/2 cup dry red wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup orange marmalade
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- Hot cooked fettuccine, optional
- In a large skillet, brown pork in oil; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
- Stir in the tomatoes, broth, vegetable blend, wine, marmalade, garlic, oregano, fennel seed, pepper and pepper flakes if desired. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
- Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. Serve with fettuccine if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Full-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.
Reviews for Tuscan Pork Stew
"Followed comments by others to add more vegetables. Excellent."
"Very delicious and easy to make. I serve it with a side salad and Texas Toast."
"We also added more veggies in this stew potato, celery, and carrots. Had 2 double the recipe. All except the water. Cut the meat the night before and added half the seasoning to it. Put everything in the crock pot the next day including the other half of the seasoning. Added cabbage the last hour of cooking time. It was very flavorful. this recipe is a keeper."
"This recipe was really tasty. I took some tips from other reviewers and used onion and garlic while browning the pork, then drained slightly b/f transferring to crock pot, I also added cut carrots for more veggies and heartiness- I served over spinach linguine, which was tasty. Next time I'll try it over rice."
"This is such a great recipe!! Was easy to prepare and had lots of flavor. IMHO, stews need to have more veggies than this one does, so I added 3-4 large carrots and 3 parsnips, cut into coins. I also took the suggestion of one reviewer (thank you!) to add 2 cups dry Dreamfields elbow macaroni (a wonderful, tasty, low-carb pasta) during the last 2 hours of cooking, which meant I didn't do the cornstarch or use the optional fettucine. Was a great suggestion and added to the stew. Yummy recipe!"
"very good flavor-I added a fresh yellow pepper for color because thhe frozen mix i found only had red."
"This was very, very tasty. I buy the 5-6 lb. pork loins when on a good sale. Slice and cube, then weigh out and freeze the pork in 1-1/2 lb packages. I can't always find the pepper stir-fry blend so I used fresh red, green and yellow peppers sliced thin and about 2 sliced onions."
"The whole family loved it, from a 10 year old and up."
"Good, easy recipe. However, the pork itself was rather tasteless. I would brown it in garlic and oil the next time, as well as adding some pearl onions to the recipe."
"A unique, yummy dish! We did not serve it over pasta, but rather ate it as a stew with rolls.~ Theresa"