Pork Stew With Cornmeal Dumplings (Crock Pot)

READY IN: 11hrs 15mins




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