Delicious tender pork and sweet potatoes equal a lovely stew! Can be adapted for the slow cooker after the skillet steps.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a large casserole dish or Dutch oven with cooking spray.

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  • Combine brown sugar and flour in a bowl. Place Dijon mustard in a separate bowl. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Coat pork cubes with Dijon mustard and toss in brown sugar mixture to coat. Brown coated pork cubes on all sides in hot olive oil, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer browned pork into prepared casserole dish, leaving oil in skillet.

  • Cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot skillet until onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Stir chicken broth, sherry, sweet potato cubes, black pepper, rosemary, thyme, and salt into onion; bring to a boil. Pour sweet potato mixture over pork and cover casserole dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes; uncover and bake until pork is no longer pink inside and sweet potato cubes are tender, about 20 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

To make this in the Crock-Pot, transfer the stew to your slow cooker after Step 3. Let cook on Low for 8 hours.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

482 calories; protein 32.2g 64% DV; carbohydrates 52g 17% DV; fat 14.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 79.6mg 27% DV; sodium 532.9mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
Wow! Did this tonight in the crockpot. Just threw everything in and put it on low for 8 hours. Turned it up to high for an hour to thicken with a bit more flour and that was it. Super tasty. Everybody loved it. I used 2 teaspoons of each of the herbs and threw in some bay leaves. Short on wine so used some water and chicken soup base. One of the best things I've made in the crockpot. Will be making this again regularly! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2018
I had high hopes for this but have to say I was very disappointed with the results. Nothing special and a lot of prep work. Read More
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47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
Wow! Did this tonight in the crockpot. Just threw everything in and put it on low for 8 hours. Turned it up to high for an hour to thicken with a bit more flour and that was it. Super tasty. Everybody loved it. I used 2 teaspoons of each of the herbs and threw in some bay leaves. Short on wine so used some water and chicken soup base. One of the best things I've made in the crockpot. Will be making this again regularly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2013
This got rave reviews. i didn't transfer my pork into another dish after browning it. (why dirty another bowl/dish?) I just pushed it aside in my ovenproof metal skillet and browned the onions and garlic then used white wine instead of sherry to make a roux. The rosemary and thyme are a nice touch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2013
Made this yesterday for my daughter's family who are fussy eaters they loved it. My daughter who is a great cook demanded the recipe. One small change did not have either sherry or a white wine (we like the reds!!)grabbed a bottle of Merlot and used a generous dollop of that. BuggyBob Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2015
I reviewed the comments and decided to fix this in the crock pot. I did coat the pork cubes in Dijon mustard then put them in a zip lock bag with the flour and brown sugar mixture to coat them again. I browned the pork then put the pork in the crock pot with the rest of the ingredients. I also added some cubed parsnip. It turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2014
This is a keeper for me. The only change I made is to use 2 pounds of pork and 3 large sweet potatoes. Yummy on a cold winter evening. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2016
This is a very good pork stew recipe-I usually make it exactly by the original recipe. We really enjoy it but for us it makes a fairly large batch...more than one meal worth. So last time I added some (rinsed canned) black beans (about 3/4 Cup) to the leftover stew and we liked it even more the next day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2014
It was delicious! I didn't have any pork on hand so I used beef instead. I also didn't have brown sugar so I used organic sugar. Beef was nice and tender stew had great flavor! I though it would turn out too sweet because of the sugar and the sweet potatoes but it surprisingly wasn't. Would make again for sure especially around the fall! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
I seared the meat as directed in a large stoneware pot and put this in a separate dish while I used the same pot (without washing) to make the recipe adding the meat back in before it went into the oven. Came out beautifully. Great flavors! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
I used 2.75 lbs of sweet potatoes (2 large sweet potatoes) with 2.8 lbs of pork which filled a 3 qt casserole dish heaping full. I used aluminum foil to cover the dish. At 50 mins in the oven the temperature of the pork was 180 and the sweet potatoes were plenty tender. I would recommend checking the dish much sooner than recommended for this reason. (Pork loin is considered done at 145 degrees so if your sweet potatoes are tender too you should be good! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/dining/porks-safe-cooking-temperature-is-lowered.html) We thought this was really delicious. I absolutely love the flavor - pretty unique - not something I would say I've had before though it is a bit reminiscent of other rich stews with sherry in it. It's a little sweet (not in a bad way). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2018
I had high hopes for this but have to say I was very disappointed with the results. Nothing special and a lot of prep work. Read More
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