Sweet and Hot Pork Stew

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A friend from work, who moved here to Florida from Cuba, brought this in and let me sample it one night. I never had anything like it! I know you will enjoy it too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over med-high heat.
  2. Add pork and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove pork and set aside.
  4. Add onion and bell pepper to the pot and cook over med-high heat for about 3 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in flour, chili powder, salt and cinnamon.
  6. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  7. Return the pork to the pot and stir in chicken broth and sweet potato.
  8. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for approx.
  10. 40 minutes, or until pork is tender, stirring occasionally.
  11. Add the corn and bananas/plantains and cook 3-5 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.


Most Helpful

This was not very good -- very little flavor -- and my husband and son agreed. I wouldn't make this again.

Caryltoo February 04, 2009

If using Plantain, it needs to be added at the beginning of the simmer. I substituted a large cinnamin stick for the ground (more depth) and also used a red pepper instead of green for color. I did not add corn to the stew but served it as a side. We enjoyed TiaGem's recipe very much and it was easy to do.

Santini February 10, 2007

I really enjoyed this. I skipped the plaintain or banana (didn't have one on hand) and it was sweet, spicy and flavourful. Very easy to make as well.

incdeb January 11, 2007

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