Halloween Stew with Pork and Butternut Squash

I threw this stew together once during October and it was just the thing I needed to warm me up and get me ready for Halloween. Serve with your favorite bread!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
10 servings


  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided

  • 2 pounds pork loin, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • ½ cup flour

  • 3 large onions, cut into wedges

  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken stock

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby carrots

  • 4 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans whole pitted black olives, drained

  • 1 (8 ounce) package crimini mushrooms, sliced

  • cup Cabernet Sauvignon wine

  • 4 fresh sage leaves, chopped

  • 4 sprigs fresh oregano, chopped

  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped

  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped

  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Heat another 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium heat.

  2. Toss the pork loin with the flour in a bowl to coat the pork evenly.

  3. Cook and stir the pork in the hot oil in the large pot until browned on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, cook and stir the onions in the hot oil in the skillet until soft and brown, about 10 minutes.

  4. Pour the chicken stock into the large pot with the pork loin; add the browned onions, butternut squash, garlic cloves, minced garlic, baby carrots, celery, black olives, and crimini mushrooms. Bring the chicken stock mixture to a boil and reduce heat to medium low. Stir the Cabernet Sauvignon wine, sage, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and basil into the mixture. Place a cover on the pot and allow the mixture to simmer until fragrant and the pork loin is very tender, 2 to 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
20g Fat
32g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 1502mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 29mg 147%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 779mg 17%

* 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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