Slow-Cooker Pork Stew

Total Time:
8 hr 20 min
20 min
8 hr

4 servings

  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • 3 carrots, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 2 -inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 bone-in pork shoulder or pork sirloin roast (2 to 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 14 -ounce can diced tomatoes

Combine the potatoes, carrots, celery, garlic and ginger in a slow cooker. Toss in half of the flour and season with salt and pepper. Scatter the bay leaves over the vegetables.

Season the pork generously with salt and pepper, sprinkle with the thyme and allspice and toss with the remaining flour to coat. Place the pork over the vegetables in the slow cooker. Add 2 cups water and the tomatoes, cover and cook on low 8 hours.

Discard the bay leaves. Remove the pork roast and slice or pull the meat off the bone into large pieces. Serve in bowls with the vegetables and broth.

Per serving: Calories 634; Fat 29 g (Saturated 10 g); Cholesterol 210 mg; Sodium 601 mg; Carbohydrate 30 g; Fiber 5 g; Protein 61 g

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

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    It was a breeze to make and even the very, VERY, picky eaters in my house loved it. I had to make 1 sub. I had no tomatoes so I used a small can of spag. sauce. I left out the bay leaves and the allspice since they also weren't in my pantry.
    Loved it! Hearty and tasty. Will be making it again!
    I threw out my leftovers. 'Nuff said.
    This was just ok. My husband didn't care for the Thyme and it did almost seem bland. You would think with all the spices I wouldn't be. We added a little more salt. Had it for dinner. Not inedible just not great. Probably won't make it again.
    This was the worst stew I have ever made. The spices were weird and it just had no flavor. Don't waste your time on this one.
    Pretty much a flop. Didn't look anything like the yummy looking picture. Pork turned out tender and easily shreddable. Broth was pasty and had an unpleasant appearance. Overall taste was also unappealing. Find something else to do with your cut of pork.
    This recipe was pretty good with a few tweaks. I left out the allspice because it seemed like it didn't fit well with the other ingredients. Next time I will at least triple the veggies. I doubled them for this batch and it still wasn't enough.
    I don't often find a meal unedible. This was. The spice combination was bad and cooking the vegetables for 8 hours made them tasteless and mushy.
    This stew was amazing with a few changes. I used a combo of homemade chicken and turkey stock instead of water, since the other reviews complained of lack of flavor. I doubled the garlic and added some McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning, a favorite thank to Rachel Ray. I used leftover pork loin and sausage, and threw a couple pieces of bacon in while cooking. It turned out perfect and was a great use of leftovers. Will definitely make this again!
    Great recipe. I reduced the thyme (as I am not a fan of thyme) and the recipe didn't disappoint. We will be making this again.
    2 stars is being generous; it looked and smelled great, but the flavor fell flat. Maybe needed something sweet to bring out the other spices. Disappointed, I will not make this again.
    Just finished dinner. We loved it. I used pork sirloin roast, The pork literally fell apart, it was so tender. My husband loved it. I used ground ginger and that was the only change from the recipe. It was sooo easy.
    This was my first stew and the first time using my crock pot. I changed it up a bit because of what I had on hand: 
    - regular white potatoes, instead of fingerling 
    - no thyme 
    - sun-dried tomatoes, instead of regular tomatoes 
    - ground ginger, instead of cut ginger 
    Although it smelled delicious and the pork came out great, the broth had been completely absorbed. I wish it had more broth to make it more of a soup, rather than goulash. I may have been just the way I mad it, though, not the recipe.
    I made this Pork Stew for my family the other day when it was snowing so hard in MN. It was a great way to warm up and relax while we were stuck inside.
    i did like it , but made some i backed off on the ginger, a bit. i also added fresh steamed green beans at the end and then topped it all on a bed of rice. Fam loved it!
    This is a new HIT in my family!!! Extremely easy to make, just add the ingredients and walk away. I chopped up the veggies the night before, tossed them in the crock pot with the flour and placed the flour-dusted pork on top, and placed the container in the fridge. The next morning, I added the liquid & tomatoes, set the heat to low & went to work. When I came home, the smell was fabulous!! The meat literally fell apart and was very tasty.  
    I'm sold on this recipe!
    The pork was quite delicious, but the choice of seasonings (allspice and ginger, specifically) didn't match well with the potatoes and carrots. I'm a vegetable lover, but didn't enjoy these at all. I would probably not make this particular recipe again, although the basic technique is a good one for slow-cooked pork.
    Very easy to make and the pork comes amazing. The downside-the broth is watery and the bay leaves and thyme overpower the vegetables and potatoes. Very disappointed
    This was awesome right out of the slow-cooker, and even a month later when I pulled the leftover containers from the freezer for lunch during the week.
    Even my picky eaters loved it, the meat is perfectly seasoned and cooked. I didn't change a thing.
    This is 1 of 3 slow cooker pork recipes we use whenever it's on sale. Try Sandra's Hawaiin pulled pork sandwiches and Emeril's Mojo pork as well.
    I just got a new slow cooker and was looking for something different to make in it. Not something that calls for canned soup. The issue was, the cupbiard was bare, and I did not want to go to the I looked at a couple and came across thi recipe. It just so happened that I had all the ingredients. Lucky us ;0) This is the tastiest stew I have ever had. Very simple also. My husband & I both enjoyed it, and will for years to come. This is definitely a keeper! Yum!
    This recipe is a keeper!
    I followed the recipe for the most part, used regular potatoes rather than fingerling and it was wonderful! Full of flavor! My kids loved it .....
    This was the first recipe I have made from the magazine and it was a winner! I used Yukon Gold potatoes instead of the fingerlings and used powdered ginger since I did not have the fresh on hand. Still turned out great and my family loved it. This is a keeper!!
    Made almost exactly as written with the exception of regular potatoes for the fingerling potatoes as I did not have those on hand. Also cut the carrots and celery into smaller pieces and added a little cornstarch to thicken it slightly based on my husband's preference. Stew had great flavor, although a little strong on the ginger for our tastes. Put it together in the crockpot in the morning and came home after to work to a wonderful smell in the kitchen. Will definitely make again and maybe add a few more veggies such as frozen corn or green beans.
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