Sweet and Tender Pork Stew, Crock-pot Style!

You know what I love, love, love, LOVE about the fall months!?? Stews and crock-pot meals! Let’s face it, using a slow cooker just makes life so much easier. The problem is finding recipes that keep the meat tender and flavorful without giving it a dry, been-cooking-for-6-hours taste. Ya know what I mean? Sure you do.

Now STEWS are a favorite of mine. A nice meat and vegetable medley with a yummy broth poured over a scoop of warm rice or mashed potatoes… that’s one of my favorite comfort meals! And with fall right around the corner… it’s the perfect time to start bringing those recipes back out!

If you live in an area where the weather is already a bit cooler out, then put this recipe on your menu for this week! If you’re stationed in the south and still break a sweat when walking outside to check your mailbox, at least make sure you bookmark this recipe for future use. Once you try this dish from Kellogg’s, you WILL love it! Scout’s honor!

This tender pork stew contains apple cider and dried fruit that adds a pleasing sweetness to each bite. It’s a simple meal that can be thrown together in mere minutes and then left to simmer in your slow cooker all day. Imagine coming home after a long day to the aroma of it cooking and waiting for you. It’s the perfect solution to a tiresome Monday! 🙂

This is what you’ll need:

  • 2 pounds lean pork stew meat
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cups baby carrots
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups Kellogg’s® All-Bran® Complete® Wheat Flakes cereal
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries (or substitute dried apricots or cranberries!)
  • 3/4 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • 4 cups hot cooked brown rice

Step 1) Trim fat from pork. In large skillet cook pork, half at a time, in hot oil until browned. Remove from skillet.

Step 2) In 4-to 6-quart crock-pot layer carrots, onion, thyme, pepper, salt and garlic. Sprinkle with cereal and cherries. Top with pork. Pour apple juice over all. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.

Step 3) Stir pork mixture. Serve over white rice, brown rice, or mashed potatoes.

This recipe serves 8, and is just as yummy warmed up the next day as it is fresh out of the slow cooker!

I hope you enjoy!!

 

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