Pork Stew for the Crock Pot

"My family loves this stew! It tastes great and warms the tummy on a cold afternoon. It comes from my favorite cookbook, 365 Favorite Brand Name Slow Cooker Recipes & More."
photo by Alisa Lea photo by Alisa Lea
photo by Alisa Lea
Ready In:
5hrs 25mins




  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add pork; cook 10 minutes or until browned on all sides.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet.
  • Add onions, garlic, cumin, and oregano; cook and stir 2 minutes or until soft.
  • Combine pork, onion mixture and remaining ingredients except rice and almonds in crock pot; mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low 5 hours or until pork is tender and barely pink in center.
  • Serve over rice and sprinkle with almonds, if desired.

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  1. This is a wonderful meal to come home too. I did add a few things to make it more of a one pot meal. I added carrots and celery. Left out the oregano and added thyme and bay leaf. We like things heated up so added some crushed red peppers. Very nice one pot meal thank you!
  2. This was one of the best recipes I have tried - made it just like the recipe said, but I do think it could use some heat. Will definitely make this again - and it's so good!!!
  3. This was good! I doubled the tomatillos (fresh) and the broth (beef). We skipped the rice and almonds and served it topped with grated queso fresco..... delicious. My daughter suggested adding corn next time so I may have to try that. Great recipe
  4. Not only does your family love this stew but now- so does mine! I doubled the cumin and cilantro and increased the broth amount. I also used 1 lb of fresh tomatillos which gave it a nice fresh taste along with the cilantro. And I really don't think this stew is the same without a squirt of fresh lime before serving. Instead of serving over rice, I serve in a bowl with lots of broth to dip my buttered cornbread in. This is a terrific dish.
  5. Have to say I was looking for something with tomatillos and cilantro and this was on thing that popped up. The crockpot sealed the deal. We really love! It was a hit with my young kids. I made it with fresh tomatillos and a can of tomatos. I thickened the juice and served it over brown rice. Cant say enough. Great change from your normal crockpot meals. Thansk MindiBunch!


I live in West Texas with my new husband, Mark, and our FIVE kids! When we met he already had 3 children from his first marriage and I had a son of my own. In January of 2005 we welcomed into the world our new baby into our family. With five children, we felt it was best that I give up my career to stay at home with them, as they are our top priority. <br> <br>For fun, Mark and I like to travel. We've been to many beautiful places, our favorite being Bermuda. We definitly plan to return someday. We've also been to the Virgin Islands, Puerta Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and Aruba. None of them really compare to Bermuda, though! <br> <br>I don't really have a favorite cookbook; I prefer stumbling upon recipees from friends & family, magazines, or the backs of product boxes. <br> <br>If I had a month off with no responsibilities, I would probably lay on a towel at the beach with a good book in my hand.
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