Delicious recipe and instructions for how to make pork stew in a dutch oven with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery and more.

Classic Pork Stew

Once winter comes around I love to cook any kind of comfort food and there is not much that screams comfort more than a big bowl of hearty stew. I love having a dutch oven full of stew slowly baking in the oven. The meat is so tender and the vegetables are packed with flavour. I also love the broth, or should I say gravy in the stew, since it is nice and thick. So good!

Usually, I make beef stew, but every once in a while I make it with pork. There was a couple of pork tenderloins in the fridge, and since it was super chilly outside. I decided that a traditional classic stew, made with cubed pork tenderloin and lots of vegetables, would be perfect for dinner.

This stew did not disappoint!

Delicious recipe and instructions for how to make pork stew in a dutch oven with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery and more.

A quick look on my website and you will discover I seriously love stews. Stews can be cooked a number of ways including the oven, slow cooker and pressure cooker. I have recipes for all methods using all sorts of different kinds of meat, including beef, pork, chicken and even venison.

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Delicious recipe and instructions for how to make pork stew in a dutch oven with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery and more.

For this stew I use two pork tenderloins. Before you cut them up, trim them of any excess fat. Also, use a sharp knife and trim away the shiny membrane.

Then, cut the pork tenderloin into cubes about 1 inch in size. Don’t worry too much if the sizes are not exactly the same.

Delicious recipe and instructions for how to make pork stew in a dutch oven with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery and more.

Heat the 3 tbsp of oil in a dutch oven over medium high heat. Then add the cubed pork to brown the meat. Let it sizzle and brown, stirring occasionally to make sure that the pork is browned on all sides.

Delicious recipe and instructions for how to make pork stew in a dutch oven with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery and more.

While the pork is in the dutch oven, dice the onion and mince the garlic.

Delicious recipe and instructions for how to make pork stew in a dutch oven with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery and more.

Stir in the onion and garlic and let it all cook together for about 5 minutes.

Delicious recipe and instructions for how to make pork stew in a dutch oven with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery and more.

Mix in the cut up potatoes, carrots, celery and mushrooms. Also, add in the can of diced tomatoes, ginger ale, broth, salt, pepper and bay leaves.

Cover the dutch oven with the lid and place in the oven for 3 hours.

Delicious recipe and instructions for how to make pork stew in a dutch oven with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery and more.

When finished, it is time to thicken the broth so that it is a nice gravy. To do that, make a slurry by whisking together the corn starch and water. Stir the slurry in with the stew. It should thicken almost immediately, but if not, you can place it back in the oven for a few minutes. Then take it out and stir – should be the perfect consistency for stew.

Delicious recipe and instructions for how to make pork stew in a dutch oven with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery and more.

This stew is the perfect comfort food for a cold winter day. Ladle some of this in a large bowl and you have a complete hearty dinner!

This goes perfect with fresh bread. Here are a couple bread recipes that are awesome with this stew.

Delicious recipe and instructions for how to make pork stew in a dutch oven with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery and more.

Classic Pork Stew

Delicious recipe and instructions for how to make pork stew in a dutch oven with pork tenderloin, potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, celery and more.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Stew
Keyword carrots, Comfort Food, Dutch Oven, pork tenderloin, Pot roast, Potatoes, Stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Steve Cylka

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 pork tenderloins cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 medium onions peeled and diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 5 medium red potatoes cut into chunks
  • 5 medium carrots peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 8 mushrooms quartered
  • 1 can (28oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can ginger ale or apple juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 tbsp water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium high heat. Brown the pork in the dutch oven, turning and stir so that they brown on all sides.
  • Stir in the onions and minced garlic and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, celery, diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, bay leaves, ginger ale and broth. Stir to mix everything.
  • Cover dutch oven with lid and place in the oven to bake for 3 hours.
  • Take dutch oven out of the oven. In a separate bowl whisk together the corn starch and water to make a slurry. Stir the slurry in the stew to thicken.
  • Serve.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

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