Spicy Pork & Sweet Potato Stew


spicy pork and sweet potato stewHappy Sunday evening to you! What’s for dinner at your house tonight? We’ll be eating this… an easy-to-make, Spicy Pork & Sweet Potato Stew. Savory, tender pork, chunks of sweet potato and flavorful hominy in a spicy, smokey broth.

Give this one a try. I think it’s a keeper. 🙂


Spicy Pork & Sweet Potato Stew
Recipe Type: Soup/Stew
Author: A Passionate Plate
Serves: 8
Savory, tender pork, chunks of sweet potato, and hominy corn cooked in a broth flavored with spicy chipotle chiles and adobo sauce.
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 lb. boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 3 Chipotle Chiles canned in Adobo, plus 2 tsp. sauce
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 bottle beer
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 and 1/2 lbs. sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1″ dice
  • 1 large (29 oz. can) Mexican hominy, drained
  • cilantro and sour cream for garnish
  1. In a large, heavy bottomed pot, heat the oil over medium high heat until it shimmers.
  2. Cook the pork in batches until it is brown on all sides. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the onions and garlic to the pot and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are soft and slightly brown.
  4. Add the chipotle chile and 2 tsp. adobo sauce to the onions. Cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Pour the beer into the pot and deglaze the pan.
  6. Stir in the pork, chicken stock, cumin, coriander, oregano and salt and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 1 and 1/2 hours until the pork is tender.
  8. Add the sweet potatoes and hominy.
  9. Continue cooking for 30 minutes more until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  10. Serve in bowls with chopped cilantro and sour cream to garnish.


One comment

  1. Jeanne says:

    Fabulous for these fall days!!! So yummy, even better as leftovers. This is a keeper and I have already forwarded it to friends.

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