Harvest Pork Stew


I first tried this recipe a year ago and it is unbelievably good! I never realized that adding two apples would give this savory stew such a hint of sweetness.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless pork, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon rubbed sage

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 cups frozen, cubed butternut squash

  • 2 MacIntosh apples, cored and cubed

  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (Optional)

  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and diced (Optional)


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook until lightly browned on all sides. Stir in the garlic and onion, and continue to cook until the onion has softened, and the pork is firm, and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

  2. Place the pork and onions into a large saucepan. Pour in the chicken broth, and season with salt, rosemary, sage, and the bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

  3. Stir in the butternut squash, apples, potatoes, and carrots. Return to a simmer, then cook, uncovered until the squash and apples are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and serve.

Slow Cooker Method:

Lightly brown the pork in the butter or oil and cook until firm and opaque. Add to the slow cooker along with remaining ingredients. Cook on High for 1 hour, then reduce heat to Low and simmer 4 hours, or until tender.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

465 Calories
21g Fat
43g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 465
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 365mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 46mg 230%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 1400mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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