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With ultra tender meat and vegetables, this pork stew recipe transforms simple ingredients, including pork stew meat and pantry staples, into a rich and cozy dinner. If you enjoy a bowl of hearty soup like beef stew, this recipe for pork stew is another delicious alternative your family will love!
Why You’ll Love This Pork Stew Recipe
- Savory, comforting flavor
- Juicy pork and vegetables
- Thick, hearty broth, with no flour or thickeners needed (the starchy root vegetables and tomato puree naturally thicken!)
- Basic ingredients
- Just 10 minutes of hands-on time
- Easy to make ahead, meal prep, or freeze
Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for stew with pork meat, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Boneless Pork Loin Roast – Pork stew recipes also commonly use pork shoulder or pork butt, so these would make the best substitutions. Keep in mind that larger, tougher roasts will benefit from more cook time and become more tender, while leaner cuts like pork tenderloin tend to get more dry and chewy. Regardless of the cut you choose, it will need to be sliced into 1-inch pieces.
- Olive Oil – For searing the pork. You can use any heat-safe oil here, such as avocado oil, if you like.
- Root Vegetables – Including carrots, potatoes, and onion. I like to save the discards from chopping these for homemade bone broth. You can also include other traditional stew vegetables, like celery. If you want to make this lower carb, you can substitute rutabaga in place of the potatoes, like I do for keto stew, or use sweet potatoes for more nutrition.
- Garlic – I used fresh crushed garlic, but minced is also fine to use.
- Thyme – Fresh thyme tastes best, but if you need to, you can substitute 1 teaspoon dried to replace the 1 tablespoon fresh in the recipe. Other herbs, such as fresh parsley or rosemary, would also taste great.
- Chicken Broth – I use a lower sodium variety, but use any chicken stock or broth you prefer. You can also use bone broth for extra richness and nutrition.
- Tomato Puree – This canned tomato product is thinner than tomato paste, but thicker than canned tomato sauce. If you can’t find it at the store, you can substitute equal parts tomato paste and water.
- Dry White Wine – It’s optional, but enhances the natural flavors in the meat.
- Worcestershire Sauce – Adds a rich and savory taste to this stew pork recipe. Soy sauce (which I don’t typically use) or coconut aminos would work as alternatives.
- Sea Salt & Black Pepper – For seasoning the pork stewing meat.
How To Make Pork Stew
This section shows how to make a pork for stew meat recipe, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Sear pork. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a dutch oven until shimmering. Add pork and sear on all sides until golden. Set aside, keeping any remaining fat in the bottom of the pot.
- Cook vegetables. Reduce heat and add vegetables, garlic, and thyme to the pan. Cook for a few minutes.
- Simmer. Return the pork to the pot. Add the chicken broth, tomato puree, white wine (if using), and Worcestershire sauce (if using), and stir. Increase heat to a simmer before lowering to medium-low heat, covering, and cooking until root vegetables are soft.
- Serve. Spoon the recipe for pork stew meat into bowls. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
Alternate Cooking Methods
- Instant Pot Pork Stew – Use the Saute function to brown pork on all sides. Set aside and cook vegetables according to recipe. Add liquids, stir, cover, and set the valve to Seal. Cook on High pressure for 20 minutes, then release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. If desired, thicken the stew further using the Saute function to boil some liquid off, or gently mash some of the potatoes and mix in to the broth.
- Pork Stew In The Slow Cooker – Brown pork in a pan per the original recipe, then add to the Crock Pot. Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth or white wine and scrape brown bits from the bottom of the skillet, then add to the pot. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 6-8 hours on Low, or until meat and vegetables are tender. Thicken with cornstarch or a cornstarch substitute, if desired.
- Store: Pork stew meat recipes can store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- Meal prep: Cut onions, carrots, and stew meat ahead of time, storing separately until ready to cook.
- Reheat: Heat stew with pork meat on the stovetop, or in a microwave, until warm.
- Freeze: Freeze leftovers for this stewed pork recipe for up to 4 months. Cool completely, transfer to an airtight freezer container, and store. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
What To Serve With Pork Stew Meat
This recipe for stewed pork is perfect on its own, or with these easy sides to make a delicious meal.
- Bread – For sopping up that delicious sauce! You can use your favorite, or make healthier coconut flour bread or almond flour biscuits.
- Crackers – If you like a little crunch, crumble your fave crackers (like almond flour crackers) on top.
- Salads – Try this stew with creamy cucumber salad, broccoli cauliflower salad, or spinach bacon salad on the side.
- Rice – Another great way to soak up the sauce! I usually opt for cauliflower rice, but regular white or brown rice also works.
- Roasted Or Sauteed Vegetables – Pork stewing meat would taste great with a side of sauteed mushrooms, roasted zucchini, or smashed brussels sprouts.
More Easy Pork Recipes
There are so many easy and comforting ways to cook pork! Try these simple, flavorful dishes next:
Tools To Make Pork Stew
- Large Dutch Oven – Perfect for big batches of pork stew meat!
- Storage Containers – Easy to stack, store, and clean.
Pork Stew Recipe
Pork Stew Recipe (Easy & Hearty!)
This pork stew recipe is an easy one-pot meal! Juicy pork stew meat, tender root vegetables, and thick broth make the ultimate comfort food.
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Season the pork on all sides with salt and pepper.
In a medium pot or dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat, until shimmering. Add the pork and sear for 2-3 minutes, until golden. Remove and transfer to a plate. Leave the grease in the pot.
Reduce heat to medium. Add the carrots, potatoes, onion, garlic, and thyme. Stir and cook for 3 minutes. Add the pork back in the pot.
Add the chicken broth, tomato puree, white wine (if using), and Worcestershire sauce (if using). Stir. Increase heat to bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 25 minutes over medium-low heat, until the carrots and potatoes are soft.
If needed, adjust salt and pepper to taste.
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Serving size: 1 cup
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Made this exactly as recipe stated except I used rutabaga instead of potatoes to keep it a little lower in carbs. I put it in my slow cooker for about 8 hours and it was super! Don’t skip the Worcestershire and the wine – it does give it a little something extra. Everyone loved it. We love soups and this one is getting added to the rotation. Thank you for another awesome recipe.
I used your basic recipe, which was very helpful. I only added sweet potatoes and onions. It was a good comfort food dinner. Really very simple and easy to follow. I appreciate your instructions.
I made this tonight. It came out really good! I did alter your recipe slightly. I used a little more olive oil. I used Italian Stewed Tomatoes (chopped up with liquid). I did not use white wine as I had none on hand. I did, however, use Worcestershire. Other than those alterations, I followed the recipe. I made less than the recipe calls for though as there is only two of us. A little more than 1 lb. pork tenderloin; one very large carrot; one large potato; one medium onion. Oh, and dried thyme. I would make this again though! Very yummy!
A nice twist on a classic. I appreciate having variety in our menu plan. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Pork stew is one of my favorite comfort food. I followed your recipe and it is far the best pork stew I’ve ever made. I’ll definitely make this on repeat!
The white wine really adds a delicious flavor element – thank you for the delightful recipe!
The perfect stew for a cool, fall night. We loved this and will make it again.