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Hearty Pork-and-Ale Stew

Hearty Pork-and-Ale Stew

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 35 mins

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This main-dish stew celebrates autumn with assorted root vegetables, apples, and tomatoes simmered with melt-in-your-mouth pork sirloin.


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound boneless pork sirloin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 12 - ounce can beer or 1-1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 medium parsnips, peeled and sliced 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh thyme or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 4 large plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 2 small green apples, cored and cut into wedges


  1. In a plastic bag, combine flour and red pepper. Trim fat from meat. Cut the meat into 3/4-inch cubes. Add the meat cubes, a few at a time, to the flour mixture, shaking to coat meat.
  2. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, cook meat and garlic in hot oil until the meat is browned. Stir in the 3 cups vegetable broth, beer, sweet potatoes, parsnips, onion, thyme, brown sugar, and mustard.
  3. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and apples. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes more or till meat, vegetables and apples are tender. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Hearty Pork-and-Ale Stew)

Servings Per Recipe 6, chol. (mg) 48, Fat, total (g) 7, pro. (g) 20, carb. (g) 36, cal. (kcal) 288, fiber (g) 6, sodium (mg) 571

Comments (1)

cindipete1 wrote:
Delicious! Interesting textures and flavors for a hearty stew as promised. Prep takes time, but it is easy to assemble and cook. Smells delicious while simmering.

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