Recipe: Pork Stew with Apples and Yams
Throw the ingredients for stew together in the crockpot before you leave for your day's adventures, and be welcomed back home with a fabulous aroma and a comforting dinner that only needs to be finished quickly on the stove and served with a salad and some good bread.
- 1 large yam, peeled
- 1 small onion, peeled
- 4 thick pork chops, cut into 1" cubes
- 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 4 small Honeycrisp apples
- 1-1/2 cups cider
- 1 generous tablespoon Asian chili-garlic sauce
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
Cut yam into 1" cubes. Peel and quarter the onion, then separate the pieces. Place the yams and the onion into a medium crockpot.
Season the pork with the salt, pepper, seasoned salt, nutmeg and ginger; place into the crockpot.
Peel and core the apples; cut each into 6 pieces and place into the crockpot.
Combine the cider and the chili-garlic sauce; pour over the pork mixture. Cover the crockpot and cook the stew on "low" for 6 hours.
Pour the stew into a medium saucepan. Stir together 1/2 cup liquid from the saucepan with the cornstarch; stir into the stew, bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes until thickened. Serves 6-8.
This recipe was written by Mary Bilyeu and originally posted on AnnArbor.com on Sept. 28, 2010.