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Hearty Pork Stew

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours

Makes

8 servings

This spicy slow-cooked stew from Rebecca Overy of Evanston, Wyoming combines tender chunks of pork with colorful tomatoes and green peppers. "I garnish bowls of it with chopped hard-cooked eggs and green onions," she adds.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried celery flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked noodles

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve in bowls with noodles.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 176 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 753mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

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