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January 14, 2013

Slow-Cooker Tomatillo Pork Stew

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Pork is very popular in my house. As I have talked about before my two boys and husband love bacon. If they could eat it everyday, three times a day they would. However, I am not going to let that happen. As a compromise I make pork frequently. One of my favorite cuts of pork is pork shoulder. It is tender and delicious and can be made a variety of different ways. The crock-pot is a great way to cook pork, it is simple and always turns out well. Yesterday I tried a new recipe for Slow-Cooker Tomatillo Pork Stew from the February issue of Family Circle magazine.

This recipe has 11 ingredients. It takes 8 hours and 15 minutes of total time, 15 minutes of which is active and makes 6 servings. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients at my local grocery store and made no ingredient modifications. Since all the pork shoulder at my store was 6 pounds or more I bought a larger shoulder and cut it down to size. I would recommend increasing the salt or adding additional at the end since it wasn't salty enough as written. I normally serve brown rice to my family, but for this recipe I used basmati and it worked very well. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

I was really pleased with how tender this stew turned out. It was flavorful enough for my husband and I without being too spicy for my two boys. If you want the dish to be more spicy use a less mild salsa. I chose to use mild salsa since I was serving it to my two boys. For my serving I used just cilantro, for my kids I served the stew with sour cream and cilantro.

For the recipe go to Tomatillo Pork Stew. (registration required)

14 comments:

  1. Hi! We are your newest follower from the Monday Mingle. Would love if you followed us in return! Loving the look of your blog! And the pumpkin muffins in the previous post look so good!
    Colleen from Sugar Aunts

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  2. We're tied up with after school activities four days a week, so I love anything that I can throw together and leave in my crock pot all day!

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    1. I agree, crockpots are a great time saver!

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  3. You know, I've still never had tomatillos before! Must try this!
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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    1. They really are great, especially in stews and salsas.

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  4. I love all kinds of stew! And I just know this is going to be an instant hit in our family :) you are just wonderful.you know that, right? :)

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    1. Me too, stews are great! Thanks for being so sweet :)

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  5. This looks very, very good to me. I love all of the flavors in this recipe.

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    1. Thanks :) I love all the flavors also!

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  6. I am currently eating leftovers of this for my breakfast. Searching to find the recipe online. Delicious and SO easy!!

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    1. I agree it is very easy, which is nice for busy weekdays. I frequently eat leftovers for breakfast :) I'm not a big breakfast food person, but I love leftover dinners for breakfast!

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