Slow Cooker Pork Stew, slip-sliding away

I could live on stews.

Well, maybe soups and stews.

Okay, pastas, risottos, soups, and stews and only in the winter but you get the idea.

When I was single I cooked on the weekend for myself, making soups and stews for the freezer. After a few weeks I had a variety of mid-week dinners just waiting to be heated.

Now any leftovers end up as mon mari’s lunch….

I didn’t put potatoes in this stew as I don’t always want them. Sometimes I just cook one for mon mari who always wants one….

If you want to add them, just cut into pieces and add with the carrots.

I used boneless pork chops, but any cut of lean pork would work.

I did not brown the pork.

I was lazy.

It was good.

Slow Cooker Pork Stew

Total time: 7 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless pork chops, 12oz (360gr) total weight, cut into thirds
  • 3 carrots. peeled, cut into pieces
  • 1 onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (6oz, 180gr) peas, frozen, no sauce
  • 4oz (120gr) mushrooms, cleaned, sliced
  • 2 tbs dried celery leaves
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1 1/2 cups (12oz, 360gr) chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) beef stock
  • 1 tbs cornstarch (maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs water, if desired

Instructions:

  • Add food to the slow cooker as follows: onion wedges, pork, carrots, garlic, mushrooms, peas, tomatoes with juices.
  • Mix herbs, spices and beef stock. Pour over the top.
  • Cover, cook, low setting, for 7 hours
  • Dissolve cornstarch in water.
  • Uncover, add cornstarch and stir as best you can.
  • Cover and cook 10 – 15 minutes longer. Serve.

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Do you ever have one of those days?

You know the kind…. Great intentions to accomplish many things, leap tall buildings in a single bound, reverse climate change, etc?

Those were my intentions on my pre-dawn walk with the dogs.

Instead, I spent the day roaming my Amazon Wish List; purely by accident, of course. I don’t even remember how I got there.

I saw a book I added 3 years ago and wondered if the author had anything new…. off to search. Yup, 1 new one, both on sale on marketplace, both ordered.

I saw a book I added 3 years ago and wondered why on earth I added it…. off to check it out. I have no idea why I thought I would like it so I deleted it.

Same with the next five.

I found a few that I had ordered but forgot to delete from the wish list.

I saw a few great cookbooks and wondered why I never ordered them…. I turned around to look at all the cookbooks on the shelves behind me. Then I looked the potential new cookbooks up and read the reviews. I left them on my list.

Again…. you get the idea. That’s how a day slips away.

Actually, it was a pretty good way to spend another cold, gray, damp, foggy day.

Maybe tomorrow I can accomplish great things.

Last update on January 4, 2017

4 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pork Stew, slip-sliding away”

  1. Recipe looks lovely! The last two times I made pork stew, the pork was terribly dry and I’m not sure why. Oh, and Husband always insists it’s not stew without potatoes. 🙁

    Should I tell you I have 473 things on my Amazon wish list? No? Okay, I won’t…

    Happy New Year!

  2. Yes, I’m sure tomorrow you’ll leap tall buildings in a single bound … but wait … why would you do that on a cold dreary day when you can slip slide away on Amazon or Pinterest? And then have great stew waking in the crock pot!

  3. nightsmusic, that’s why I like the slow cooker – pork chops for 7 hours and they’re moist and tender. Otherwise, same problem. I have different wishlists on 3 different Amazons – US, UK and France… Does that count?

    Tanna, small buildings…. very small Lego buildings

    kate – the best kind – and now it;s all, slowly, showing up in my post box.

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