This One Pot Pork Stew with bacon and beans is a hearty dish full of flavor and makes for a delicious family meal.
Pork may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of stew as Beef is usually the meat of choice but give this a try for something different!
It’s satisfying to serve on its own but you can also serve with some bread or over rice or noodles.
Here are some options:
Instead of pork, use beef chuck
Use sausage instead of bacon
Add potatoes or sweet potatoes instead of beans
Green beans or peas would be good options for zucchini
Add other vegetables such as turnip, parsnip or butternut squash
Add a couple Tablespoons of tomato paste
Add jalapeño for a kick
Make a double batch to freeze - can freeze up to 4 months
2-3 slices of bacon, chopped
2 lbs pork shoulder, cut into chunks
salt and pepper 1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 ( 15oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15oz) can cannellini beans
2 carrots, cut into chunks
4 cups chicken broth
1 sprig rosemary (optional - you can use dried herbs) 2 zucchini, cut into chunks ( optional - or use any other vegetables)
garnish: parsley or cilantro
In a large pot, cook bacon until crisp and set aside. Season pork with salt and pepper and sear on both sides until browned. Set aside.
Add onions and garlic and sauté for a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add pork back into the pot, along with diced tomatoes, beans, carrots and optional herbs. Cover and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until pork is tender. Add any other optional vegetables and simmer for about 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Top with bacon and parsley before serving.