30-Minute Spicy Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

Spicy, smoky chipotle chiles and chili powder add long-cooked flavor to this quick pork stew. To save time and use less fat, only the pork[ is browned in oil, while the onions get pureed with tomatoes, garlic and the chile to make the broth.]

Total Time:
30 min
10 min
20 min

4 servings

  • 1 cup canned unsalted diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium white onion, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 chipotle in adobo sauce, plus 1 tablespoon of the sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • One 8-ounce sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapenos
  • 1 cup 2 percent Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 medium head red cabbage
  • 1 medium Haas avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
  • Eight 6-inch corn tortillas, warmed
  • Puree the tomatoes, onions, garlic, chipotle and adobo sauce in a food processor until completely smooth.

  • Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat until nearly smoking. Add the pork in a single layer, season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, undisturbed, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Turn the pieces and cook until brown, about 1 minute more. Dust the meat with the chili powder, and add the tomato puree, sweet potatoes, chicken broth, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, cover and gently simmer until the meat is cooked through and the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, prepare the toppings: Chop the jalapenos, and whisk together with the yogurt in a small bowl. Shred the cabbage, cut the avocado into chunks and cut the lime into wedges.

  • Ladle the stew into large, deep bowls. Top with the yogurt mixture, garnish with the cabbage, avocado, lime and cilantro and serve with the tortillas.

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