My hubs been cooking for almost a week now (got a cold), and has started to give me that "you sure are milking this" look. Sure am!!!!!
This is the perfect time to pull a meal together using the slow cooker. I've been wanting to buy a new one for some time, ours is a Rival and cooks really hot. Have you experienced this with yours?
The hubs loves pork, and I'm starting a diet, and a Light Pork and Green Chile Stew sounded so good.
One of my most favorite food websites is Skinnytaste! (Please pin from her site). Her recipes are all based on Weight Watchers, are excellent tasting and eat whether I am dieting or not. To me her Latin dishes are her specialties.
I also like that it's a pretty quick meal to pull together.
Cut the pork into cubes and brown on all sides.
The best way to brown anything is with cast iron pan, I have 7 of them in varying size, LOVE my cast iron. I browned the pork in two batches. Once all the pork was brown I added the four and stirred in.
I removed the pork and place in the slow cooker and I deglazed the pan with the chicken stock.
Next I placed all the pork and deglazed pan juices in the slow cooker. In the recipe the onion are just put in the slow cooker, but I browned the onions in the pan.
Add the rest of the ingredients in to the slow cooker,
Cover and cook on low or high. I served over Baked Brown Rice.
Slow Cooker Pork and Green Chile Stew
- 2 lbs boneless pork loin roast, lean, all fat trimmed off
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooking spray
- 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup diced onion
- 2 cans (4.25 oz each) whole green chiles, sliced into thick rounds (I couldn't find whole so used diced)
- 2 tbsp chopped jalapeño, or more to taste (I used 1 jalapeno, and it had a kick)
- 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green chilies (Ro*Tel Mild)
- 1/2 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Cut pork into 2-inch pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat a large non-stick skillet on high heat; when hot lightly spray the pan with oil and brown the pork over medium heat on all sides, about 3 - 4 minutes total. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of flour over pork and stir to cook 30 seconds, sprinkle remaining flour over pork and cook an additional 30 seconds.
Add browned pork to the crock pot, along with the remaining ingredients.
Cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 houts (if using a Dutch oven, cook on low heat for 3-4 hours). When done, adjust season, salt and pepper to taste if needed.
Makes about 5 cups.