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Tuscan Pork Stew

Tender chunks of pork slowly cook in a nicely seasoned, wine-infused sauce. Add some crushed red pepper flakes to this pork stew for a little extra kick.—Penny Hawkins, Mebane, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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, if desired, pepper flakes. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours, until meat is tender.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Cover and cook on high about 30 minutes, until thickened. Serve with fettuccine if desired.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Common olive oil works better for cooking at high heat than virgin or extra-virgin oil. These higher grades have ideal flavor for cold foods, but they smoke at lower temperatures.
  • To make a fresh garlic clove easy to peel, gently crush it with the flat side of a large knife blade to loosen the peel. If you don’t have a large knife, you can crush the garlic with a small can. The peel will come right off.
  • Check out these 64 classic stew recipes just like Grandma used to make.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 235 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 548mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 0.500 fat.

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