Pork Stew Mexicano

Here’s a hearty stew that, with a bit of time, delivers some juicy pork. Really warms and fills you up on a cold day!

Oregano in this dish is what makes it sing. It’s a popular herb in both Hispanic and Mediterranean dishes. It compliments meat very well, but can brighten up veggies too!
I always add extra oregano “to taste” as I would salt and pepper; always more than what the recipe calls for. But that’s just me. It’s more for flavor than for the health benefits, but as you may already guess, this herb boasts great nutritional value too.

The flavor and scent comes from thymol, carvacrol, limonene, and others. A host of antioxidants that naturally eliminates free radicals. Like other herbs used in herbal medicine, it’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Since centuries ago, people have used it to treat colds, indigestion, cramps, asthma, and aching muscles.
Nothing like eating a hearty soup to help put those maladies to rest.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp neutral oil
  • 2 pounds pork shoulder
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 3 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 Tbsp arrowroot
  • 1 28-oz can tomatoes
  • 1 cup GFCF milk
  • 1 onion
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 zucchini
  • 3 Tbsp parsley

Preparation:

  • Cut pork into 3/4-in pieces
  • Mince garlic
  • Dice onion
  • Cut tomatoes
  • Halve zucchini lengthwise then slice thinly
  • Chop parsley
  • Set Dutch oven (or large pot) over medium-high heat, oil
  • Sear half the pork, stirring to brown
  • Remove and repeat with last half of pork
  • Return all pork
  • Add garlic, onion, cumin and oregano
  • Cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Stir in tomatoes, corn, milk, arrowroot
  • Turn up heat till a boil, stirring occasionally
  • Reduce heat to low and cover
  • Cook 40 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add zucchini
  • Turn up heat to boil again, then reduce heat to low
  • Cover and cook for 15 min or until pork and zucchini are fork tender
  • Add parsley
  • Serves 6-8 portions

GFCF, SF, EF

Legend:

  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • SF – soy  free
  • EF – egg free

Resources:
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266259#nutrition

20 Comments

  1. emergcapal

    IS THIS NOT CHILI VERDE??

  2. finemusallu

    ikwym i luvvvv chili verde

  3. emergcapal

    MAYBE YOU CAN JUST ADD A CAN OF SAUCEE

  4. finemusallu

    omg im so gonna try that

  5. hanssaythor

    delicious with some tortillas on the side!

  6. cerealpocket

    mm can’t forget toasted tortillas

  7. hanssaythor

    or tortilla chips!

  8. cleanbintail

    this is our favorite home meal!1 love your write ups

  9. thinsungx

    Sounds super delicious! Always down for a new soup recipe

  10. cleanbintail

    it’s so EASY to make tooo

  11. thinsungx

    Does this work with other cuts of pork though?

  12. cleanbintail

    have it your wayyyy is what i always sayy

  13. flosslab9c

    Wow making this now and it smells amazing

  14. wituh0usp

    Don’t forget the vent fan or your house will smell of it

  15. flosslab9c

    Is that such a bad thing haha!

  16. wituh0usp

    You got a good point there

  17. vankerdy18

    sounds like a day for nachoOOoooS

  18. craggniehills

    Substituting cilantro for parsley tastes great too

  19. honeyblze

    that does sound more traditional, but what do i know

  20. craggniehills

    Why not both!

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