real food. real life.
The weather right now is yucky November damp cold. It is just gross out. Seriously. Not a fun time to live in Nova Scotia. It is in serious need of a steaming cup of deliciousness. Thus calls for stew. And lots of it!
So, enter this awesomely easy pork stew. Full of chunky pork loin, butternut squash, and carrot in a broth of spiced diced tomatoes. And better yet, it can be cooked easily in a slow cooker and ready to eat in 4-5 hours.
Here's what we did!
Total Time: 4-5 hours on low
1 pound or so of pork loin, chopped in a chunks
1 onion, diced
2-3 carrots, chopped
1 butternut squash, chopped
4-5 leaves swiss chard, stems removed, chopped
1 stalk leek, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes (read ingredients for added salts, etc) (this organic brand also had a bit of organic tomato paste added to it to make it extra tomato-ey)
sea salt/pepper as needed
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chill powder
What to do:
1) Cook pork, cut up, briefly in a hot oiled pan to brown edges. Transfer to slow cooker.
2) Add all remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 4-5 hours!
3) Stir if you're around. Season as needed. Devour!
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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