Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pork Stew slow cooker

Prep : 15 minutes            Cook : 6 hours    Makes : 8 serving

1-1/2      pounds boneless pork loin roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
2            tablespoons olive oil
2           cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
2           cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2           cups frozen pepper stir-fry vegetable blend, thawed
1/2        cup dry red wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4        cup orange marmalade
2           garlic cloves, minced
1           teaspoon dried oregano
1/2       teaspoon fennel seed
1/2       teaspoon pepper
1/8       teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
2          tablespoons cornstarch
2          tablespoons cold water
Hot cooked fettuccine, optional

1 .  In a large skillet, brown pork in oil; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.

2 .  Stir in the tomatoes, broth, vegetable blend, wine, marmalade, garlic, oregano, fennel seed, pepper and pepper flakes if desired. 

3 .  Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.

4 .  Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. 
TIP : Serve with fettuccine if desired.
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