October 20, 2009

Wednesday's Chow - Rich Autumn Pork Stew with Beer

Houston had a cold snap the last couple of days....it got down into the 50's, with a high in the 60's! That's big news for us. This recipe posted by Deidre Durance during last month's contest would have been perfect. The temperature is creeping back up now, into the 80's, but I know it'll turn cool again sometime and I'm going to get these ingredients to have on hand. I like fresh pork roasts, especially in cooler weather and I can't wait to try this.

Thanks for passing on the recipe, Deidre. You win a prize, since I used your recipe....okay, I still have to decide what the prize is, but I think it'll be a cookbook!

Rich Autumn Pork Stew with Beer

Makes 4 servings

2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut in 1 1/2-inch bits
Salt and pepper
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium onions, diced
4 medium carrots, diced
2 medium apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 cup diced canned or fresh tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth (bouillon)
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Cooked buttered egg noodle

1. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Heat 4 tablespoons oil in a heavy casserole over medium-high heat. Brown the pork well in batches. Remove to a bowl.

2. Wipe casserole clean and heat the remaining oil over low heat. Add onions, carrots, and apples. Stir until softened, 10 minutes, adding the garlic in the last 3 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients except noodles. Return pork and any juices to the casserole.

3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring, until the meat is very tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Discard bay leaf; adjust seasonings. Serve over egg noodles in shallow bowls.

This is rich and comforting this time of year.

Anna Kathryn Lanier
3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event
October 1-31~Multiple Prizes to Win
FMI Contest page http://www.aklanier.com/


ddurance said...

Hope you enjoy it and thanks for my win!


Emma Lai said...

Love stews. Had to print this one out to try!

carlabuck said...

It sounds good. I just made a huge pot of chicken soup for Kenny. He had some surgery on his throat today.

Chris Redding said...

Pork Stew. Never had it. Wonder if you can make it with leftover pork?

Don't forget Anna is interviewed at my blog today. http://chrisredddingauthor.blogspot.com

Teresa Bodwell said...

This sounds delicious. I'm adding pork shoulder to my shopping list.