Pork Stew With Cornmeal Dumplings (Crock Pot)

Total Time
11hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 11 hrs

One pot meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the pork into 1 inch cubes.
  2. In a skillet, brown the pork and the garlic in hot oil; drain well.
  3. Meanwhile, in a crock pot combine carrots, potatoes, water, tapioca, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, thyme, salt, nutmeg, and pepper.
  4. Stir in the browned meat and undrained tomatoes; cover and cook on low for 9-11 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.
  5. If the stew was cooked on low turn to high.
  6. Prepare the cornmeal dumplings.
  7. Remove the bay leaves and stir the stew.
  8. Drop the dumplings by the tablespoon onto the stew.
  9. Cover and cook for 50 minutes more (DO NOT LIFT THE COVER UNTIL TIME IS UP).
  10. Sprinkle the dumpling with cheese.
  11. For dumplings: in a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup cheese, cornmeal, baking powder, and pepper.
  12. Combine beaten egg, milk, and oil; add to the flour mixture; stir with a fork just until combined.
  13. Use in the pork stew for the dumplings.
Most Helpful

I love walking into the house after a long day at work and smelling a pork stew bubbling away in the crock. The meat was very tender and the stew itself was so flavorful. The dumplings were interesting and tasty. My boyfriend really liked them. The only change that I made to the whole recipe is instead of cutting the pork up, I just cooked the roast whole. Thanks for a great recipe.

Malriah February 07, 2003

This was just a very good basic crock pot recipe. I browned the pork first and deglazed the skillet into the crock pot. I would not serve this dish to company. I will not make this dish again. The dumpling were a welcome addition and I may use them again on something else. Jim in So. Calif.

Chef 565650 Jim December 09, 2009

My kids usually don't like a stew but the cornmeal dumplings made this great. The couldn't get enough of the stew and loved the dumplings.

Cmsdrizzt November 12, 2009