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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Spicy Pork stew with sweet potatoes and beans

I'm on a bit of a mission to try to use up food from my freezer and dry goods from the larder.  I had four pork steaks in the freezer which with some extra ingredients would make a meal for Saturday and also enough left for Monday night's dinner.

I had picked up a copy of February's Delicious Magazine and saw a recipe for Spicy pork stew with sweet potatoes and beans.  The recipe combines spices and herbs with pork, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and kidney beans in a sweet and warming stew with just the right level of spice for me.  The recipe suggested serving the stew with crusty bread, but to make it go further I added some basmati rice from my larder supplies!

As the recipe contains both oregano and coriander, I am entering it for the Lavender and LovageHerbs on Saturday which is being hosted this month by Vanesther at Bangers and Mash

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At 12 January 2013 at 20:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like just the type of stew I would love too!

At 13 January 2013 at 09:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my kind of food - a proper winter warmer. Thanks so much for entering into this month's Herbs on Saturday!

At 13 January 2013 at 17:10 , Blogger Paul C said...

I made this last night - I ended up cooking it for about two and a half hours in the end, which left the pork absolutely marvellous, but sadly the sweet potatoes had kind of disappeared by that stage.

Looking forward to trying it again and getting the spuds right next time.

Oh, and we thought it could do with an extra red chilli in there just to give it a bit more bite..

At 14 January 2013 at 09:45 , Anonymous Jacqueline @Howtobeagourmand said...

That sounds really delicious Janice and perfect on a cold Winter's night!

At 14 January 2013 at 12:16 , Blogger Anne said...

Great minds think alike (or shop at the same places) as I recently made a sausage and sweet potato stew!

Lovely warming winter grub mmm!

At 14 January 2013 at 16:53 , Blogger Marmaduke Scarlet said...

Perfect snowy weather comfort food - we can all dream of sunnier climes!

At 16 January 2013 at 16:38 , Blogger Chris Half said...

That looks lovely. So far I'm also in a using up kind of mood.

At 17 January 2013 at 13:08 , Blogger Caroline Taylor said...

Oh I could just go a plateful of this. Lovely winter recipe.

At 17 January 2013 at 13:40 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

Thanks so much for entering this lush looking recipe into Herbs on Saturday and I DO love a good stew when the weather is cold! I am catching up on my comments, but think the problem may have hit more people than just me, as my comments have gone down drastically lately.....weird eh? Thanks again, Karen

At 17 January 2013 at 21:26 , Blogger HB said...

Wow that looks delicious!
Recipes that make pork so beautifully tender are quite hard to come by :)
Great use of flavours there!


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