Every now and then, you run across a recipe that grabs your attention. For me, I love common ingredients, ease of preparation and being a crock pot recipe always helps. Having to run to the grocery to get infrequent ingredients will make me pass on any recipe. The only thing I needed was pork but that is on my regular shopping list every week or so. This week...SALE on pork so time to stock up the freezer. I will buy a whole loin and slice into three or more roasts.
My first night it was a great supper. The second reheat really put all the flavors into perfection. I would make this and refrigerate until another day. Even better.
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Pork And Black Bean Stew
Main Dish, Mexican
1 1/2 pounds pork; 1 inch cubes
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1/2 pound pork sausage
1 can (10 1/2 ounces condensed chicken broth
3 large garlic cloves; minced
4 oz green chilies; canned
2 teaspoons parsley; chopped
30 oz black beans; drained, rinsed
1 cup corn kernels; frozen
1 large red bell pepper
2 plum tomatoes, diced
1 teaspoon lemon juice or lime juice
salt and pepper, to taste
green onions; sliced, garnish
tomatoes; diced, garnish
Toss pork in a food storage bag with flour, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add coated pork to the skillet along with any remaining flour; brown on all sides.
Pour into crockpot. Add pork sausage and onions to skillet and brown lightly; add to crockpot. Add the condensed chicken broth, and garlic. Cook on LOW for 9 to 11 hours, or on HIGH for 4 1/2 to 6 hours.
About 2 hours before done (or 1 hour if cooking on HIGH), add the green chilies (if using), parsley, oregano, black beans, corn, bell pepper, diced plum tomatoes, and lemon juice. I personally prefer lime juice and added that instead of the lemon juice.
Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve in bowls, with cornbread and a garnish of diced tomatoes and green onions.
Yield: 6 servings
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Our usual Mexican accompaniment is always quesadillas!