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This is one of my very favorite crock pot recipes. I have made it a bunch of times, and it is soooo good. It is wonderful as is, but I have tweaked it a little. I use chicken stock instead of water. Instead of pork loin cubes I brown a pork shoulder roast, and put it in the crock pot, then I throw the onion in the pan drippings to brown a little and then put the tomatoes stock in the pan to get all the brown bits up and pour that over the roast, corn, and sweet potatoes. In the last 30-45 mins of cooking, I take the pork out, shred it with forks (it just falls apart) and mix it back in, and I wait to put the green beans in then too, so they are not mushy. A little extra work, but really brings it up a notch!!!
I have had this recipe in my cookbook forever, and just now got around to trying it. All I can tell you is that it's a shame it hasn't been reviewed more than it has. This was great, and it was so easy to make! The lean pork and all the veggies make for such a nutritious and comforting meal. Honestly, this turned out nothing like I expected. I wasn't sure what to expect from the addition of sweet potatoes, and I assumed that the chili powder (I used two tablespoons) would be very prominent in this dish. Surprisingly, it wasn't. I found this stew to be perfectly seasoned for my tastes, and the chili powder came through in a subtle manner. My crockpot didn't need anywhere near the 7-9 hours of cooking time, which was good, because I was ready to gobble this up! It went great with cornbread. I hope more people try it!
I made this on the weekend, and, while I was intending on using the crockpot, got tied up and ended up just making it on the stove-top. Next time (and there will be a next time!) I will try the crockpot. At any rate, I really loved this - it was the first time I have made anything with sweet potatoes, and I really liked their flavour and texture in this. I did add some cumin to this (I never measure - probably 2 tsp), plus about a tsp of cinnamon. Thanks for posting this!
This is a great stew. So simple but so good. I have used white potatoes instead of sweet(have a child that doesn't like sweet) & it's works well. I have also omitted potatoes & served over rice which is also delicious. Smeels very yummy while cooking.
What a wonderful recipe! Loved everything about it. Went together quickly and painlessly. I'm not usually a fan of sweet potatoes, but this I would gladly have again. And I will! Thnx for posting, Lorac.