Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pork Chop Stew

This recipe was something I found on cooks.com, but, I have reworked it to include inexpensive cuts of meat and best of all, it is a crock pot recipe.  The recipe called for 1 1/2 lbs. of boneless pork. I used pork chops on sale for $1.99 lb.  I had the pork chops thawed out and ready to cook and no one wanted to eat them!:(  So I improvised.

1 1/2 lb. pork chops
5 large carrots, quater inch slices
2 large onions
2 stalks of celery, quater inch slices
4 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. sage or 1 tbsp. chopped fresh leaves
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
2 large potatoes, cut in 3/4 inch cubes
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
2 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. Port wine
1 can of cream of onion soup
1 can of cream of celery soup

In a large heavy bottomed skillet over high heat, brown the pork in the olive oil.  When the pork begins to brown remove from skillet and set aside.  Reduce heat and add one chopped onion.  When the onion begins to brown, add the Port and deglaze the pan. 

Add the remaining ingredients except one onion and flour and place in slow cooker.  Cook on low setting for 8 hours.  Two to three hours before it's finished strain the soup with a colander and remove all pork chop bones (please don't forget that step).  Add the second onion thinly sliced and return all meat and veggies to the broth. (If it is not possible to add the second onion here, just add it from the start of cooking).  Whisk in the flour and add the soups stirring well, turn the heat setting to high for the final hour of cooking.  Serve with French bread.

Since this is a frugal family recipe, I am pinning it to my Recession Era Cooking Pinterest Board.  It is a new board I created this week I will be filling with budget friendly recipes.  Come by and check it out!
I will link this to: 
Friday Food at Mom Trends
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Thriving on Thursdays  at Domesblissity
On the Menu Monday at Stonegable 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
A Pinteresting Party  at Tutus & Tea Parties


AshTreeCottage said...

This looks like a great recipe for the cool months ahead and so economical too! Thanks for sharing.

Susan and Bentley

Katherine Wolak said...

Love this! It looks really delicious! :)


classic • casual • home said...

Interesting!!! I think that recipe will be great for up here in the mountains.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

MMMM. Fall is in the air here and this looks like just the right kind of dish for fall dinners!

Holly said...

Sounds wonderful - just in time for fall. Love making soups on the weekends when it cools off outside. I will keep this one in mind.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh my goodness, this sound so delicious! This is a must make! We love soup here at StoneGable! YUMMY!

EllenaElizabeth said...

That sounds and looks yummy. I have never made a casserole or stew with pork. Good idea.

bj said...

We love all kinds of soups and this one sounds amazing. A must try, for sure.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am a real soup person I can always eat soup and bread & butter .

it's very hot here today 102 this afternoon however soon as Mr Frost pays me a visit , The Soup Is On

Judy Bigg said...

I love soups too, and I think I saw some pork chops on sale. Soup it is, thanks.

Judy Bigg said...

Sounds like a great and inexpensive soup.

Jody and Stan said...

This recipe not only sounds delicious, but your photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Looks great! Thank you for sharing at our
Pinteresting Party!