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Pork Stew

Full of meat, veggies, and flavor, Pork Stew is a hearty, delicious meal that is sure to chase away the winter chill. It's simple to make and feeds a crowd!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Pork Stew, How To Make Pork Stew, Pork Stew, Pork Stew Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 52 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 7 minutes
Servings 6 - 8 servings
Calories 480kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 1/2 pounds pork shoulder, trimmed of visible fat, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 2-4 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 cups carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup celery,
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup pitted prunes, chopped
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup parsnips, peeled and diced

Garnish (optional)

  • 2-3 tablespoons parsley, chopped


  • In a mixing bowl, toss the pork with the flour, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper to coat evenly, shaking off excess.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil, over medium-high heat, in a large pot and brown pork in batches without crowding it, about 7-9 minutes. Add more oil as needed. Transfer browned meat to a bowl with a slotted spoon and set aside. Remove and discard pan drippings.
    How to make Pork Stew, browning the meat
  • Cook the bacon in the same pot, stirring frequently until crispy. Transfer to bowl with pork.
    How to make Pork Stew, frying the bacon
  • Reduce heat to medium and saute onion, garlic, carrots, and celery, in bacon drippings, stirring occasionally, until soft.
    How to make Pork Stew, sauteing the veggies
  • Add wine to the pot, continue to simmer, scraping up brown bits on the bottom of the pot until liquid is almost evaporated.
    How to make Pork Stew, adding wine
  • Add beef broth, tomato paste, browned pork, bacon, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 45 minutes.
    How to make Pork Stew, simmer
  • Stir in prunes, potatoes and parsnips then cover and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. If you'd like the stew thinner, add more beef broth or water to achieve desired consistency. Adjust salt and pepper as needed. Ladle into individual bowls, garnish with parsley and serve.


Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 874mg | Potassium: 1288mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 7526IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 4mg