Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hearty Pork Stew

Hearty pork Stew has tender chunks of pork, carrots, and potatoes all enveloped in a rich white wine broth.  from

Oh my Gawwwd! This stew! People!!

Say it with me...Hearty Pork Stew.

This may just be the one meal I will eat everyday for the rest of my life,

or at least until the end of fall.

Orrrr maybe I am just uber excited about it and am rambling like a crazy women.

Let's not speculate on that one OK? Let's just focus on that there bowl of rich, dreamy, porky goodness #bestillmyheart

Hearty pork Stew has tender chunks of pork, carrots, and potatoes all enveloped in a rich white wine broth. from

Usually I start off my fall food fix with a big ol' steaming bowl of beef stew, It is hearty, and warming, and just screams "Happy fall y'all" to me.

One of the things I love about my beef stew recipe is, I use an entire bottle of red wine.

Have I mentioned I love wine?  

Just a couple of times right? 

But I had pork shoulder in my freezer, so pork stew it was going to be!

Now, the beef stew has red wine. So it only seemed logical that I use a entire bottle of white wine in the pork stew, right?

Of course right!

OK, recipe written and off to the store I go to grab a few things I needed, and I am standing in the wine area wondering what white wine to use.

I know what I like to drink, and normally you should use a wine you enjoy the flavor of because cooking with it will concentrate the flavor. But I realized that my favorite white wine, a pinot grigio, would not be complimentary to the flavors in the recipe. It is lighter, and fruitier than I wanted. So I start looking through the the chardonnays.

I knew I wanted a good one, the problem? I am not a huge chardonnay fan so I really don't know much about them. Lucky for me my favorite wine guy was there and he pointed me in the direction of Kendal Jackson. He said it was one of the top selling chardonnays and it was not that expensive. I took his word and bought two bottles, one for the stew one for me

Hey the cooks gotta have fun too! 

I was suuuper stoked with how the stew came out for a first try recipe. Everyone was tasting the broth before it was ready and the chorus of yummmm, mmmmmmm, WOW this is good, made me a very happy camper.

Now I have made it approx 567,897,890,456 times, and have several bags of it in my freezer, and two stew recipes to look forward to every fall!

Break out the hoodies, your fuzzy slippers on, and make a BIG batch of this stew!

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Hearty Pork Stew

Bobbi Burleson
Hearty Pork Stew

Hearty Pork Stew has tender chunks of pork, carrots, and potatoes all enveloped in a rich white wine broth.


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 pounds pork shoulder, cut into 1 to 2-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bottle dry white wine (recommended: Chardonnay)
  • 8 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pound gold potatoes, scrubbed clean and cut in 1/2 (cut larger ones into quarters)
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Preheat a large heavy-bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat with the oil and butter.
  2. While the pan is heating, arrange the flour on a large dish. Season the cubed pork with some salt and freshly ground black pepper and then toss in the flour to coat. Shake off the excess flour and add the pork chunks in a single layer to the hot pan, being careful not to over crowd the pan, you might have to work in batches. Thoroughly brown all of the cubes on all sides. Once all the meat has been browned remove it to a plate and reserve.
  3. Add the wine to the pan and bring up to a simmer while you scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon being sure to loosen up all the tasty browned bits. Once the wine begins to boil add the browned meat, thyme, garlic, freshly ground black pepper and salt, bay leaves and stock. Bring the mixture up to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook uncovered until the liquids start to thicken, about 15 to 20 minutes. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 hours.
  4. After 2 hours add halved potatoes, sliced carrots, onions and celery. Turn the heat up slightly and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes more, until the vegetables and meat are tender. Season with salt and pepper and remove the thyme sprigs.
  5. Ladle the stew into bowls and garnish with parsley.
Yield: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 03 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 3 hrs. 30 mins.
Tags: pork, stew, fall, white wine,

Nutritional information via Calorie Count

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  1. Yum! I love pork in stew! Good choice on the Chardonnay - Sounds delicious!

  2. Thank you Rebecca, I was really glad I found the wine I did. It really complimented the stew well.

  3. I've never made a pork stew either but this one looks well worth trying. :)

  4. Carrie you wot be disappointed I promise!!

  5. My husband would be thrilled if I made that. It will make a great winter surprise.

  6. Lisa I had it almost done when Kevin came home from wok and he said it smelled amazing in the house when he walked in :)

  7. Had a leftover pork loin, bought another, and made this tonight. It was FABULOUS! I didn't use celery, and used low sodium broth + a cup and a half of wine, instead of a whole bottle, and it was just great with some fresh San Francisco sourdough, and a glass (or two) of the remaining wine! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I never made a pork stew before but this sounds really good and easy to make. I am going to make this my first stew of the season. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much! I hope you will stop back by and let me know how it comes out.

  9. I posted my reply yesterday.....:-( I am making this today. Will let you know how it came out :D

  10. I was just thinking I needed to make pork stew soon...thanks for the inspiration, pinning this!

    1. Yay!! Pork stew rocks! We just took another bag out last night LOL I am seriously addicted to it!