Chipotle Pork Stew

Can you believe it’s still stew weather in Boston? Seriously! Last week I was wearing skirts and jackets most of the week and this week, it’s rain gear and pants. With highs in the 50s and clouds every day, I just want to snuggle on my couch with some warm comforting foods. Boston apparently didn’t get the memo that it’s almost Memorial Day…

I served this stew over some plain quinoa and I have to admit it was a bit too spicy for me. Of course, I’m a big wimp when it comes to spice, so I’m sure anyone else wouldn’t have thought it was too spicy. Hubby thought it had just the right amount of spice in it.

This is another meal that reheats well so Hubby and I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch a couple days in a row.

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Chipotle Pork Stew

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into one-inch cubes
2 medium onions, diced
1 (12-ounce) bottle or can beer
5 to 7 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce plus 3 Tbsp adobo sauce
2 tsp ground cumin
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until very hot, about two minutes. Add the oil. Add the pork and cook, in batches if necessary, until browned on all sides. Transfer the pork to a bowl and set aside.

Reduce the heat to low. Add the onions, stirring to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden and slightly browned around the edges, about 10 minutes. Add the reserved pork, beer, chipotles, adobo sauce, cumin, salt, and pepper; stir until combined. Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the pork is fork-tender, about 1 1/2 hours.

Recipe as seen on Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen, originally from Gourmet

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5 Responses to “Ham, Spinach, & Goat Cheese Quiche”

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — February 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I am also a big fan of quiche but never think to make it because the crust is usually a few too many calories for lunch. Love this recipe – definitely will have to attempt this at home!

    • beantownbaker — February 13th, 2013 @ 11:51 am

      The crust def isn’t worth the calories or the effort in my book.

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    ErinsFoodFiles — February 14, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    We love quiche, and eat it quite often! I think it’s a great “clean out the fridge” meal that is suitable for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! I will say though, I usually make mine with a crust, but NEVER a homemade crust. I just don’t have time, nor skill, for that. I love using whole wheat crusts, or the deep-dish crusts. I’m a carboholic, so the crust is a must! (if I don’t have a crust, I just make frittata.)

    • beantownbaker — February 14th, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

      Crust is a must! Love it.

      I guess there’s really no difference between a frittata and a crust-less quiche… just how they’re cooked? I agree though – they’re great for cleaning out the fridge.

      We don’t eat many carbs in our house. I don’t want to go as far as saying gluten intolerant, but I’ve never been able to digest starches that well…

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    Shannon — February 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    goat cheese, yes please! i’m with you on not needing a crust with quiche 🙂

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