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Italian Pork Stew

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 30 mins Cook 7 hrs to 8 hrs  (low) or 3-1/2 to 4 hours (high) Cook 25 mins Stand 1 hr
Italian Pork Stew
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  dry Great Northern beans
  • 6  cups  cold water
  • 8  ounces  bulk Italian sausage
  • 1  pound  lean boneless pork, cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2  cups  coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2  cups  carrots cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 3  cups  water
  • 1  teaspoon  instant beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4  cup  dry red wine
  • 1/3  cup  tomato paste (1/2 of a 6-ounce can)
  • 1/4  cup  snipped fresh parsley
Directions

1. Rinse beans; drain. In a large saucepan combine beans and the 6 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans. Transfer beans to a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.

2. In a large skillet cook sausage over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink, breaking up sausage as it cooks. Drain off fat. Transfer sausage to slow cooker. In the same skillet cook the pork, half at a time, until pork is no longer pink. Drain off fat. Transfer to cooker. Add onion, carrots, and garlic. Stir in the 3 cups water, bouillon granules, thyme, and oregano.

3. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours.

4. If using low-heat setting, turn slow cooker to high-heat setting. Stir wine into tomato paste. Add to mixture in cooker along with parsley. Cover and cook for 15 minutes more. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Italian Pork Stew)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 473,
  • Fat, total (g) 13,
  • chol. (mg) 73,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 49,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 15,
  • sugar (g) 7,
  • pro. (g) 37,
  • vit. A (IU) 7969,
  • vit. C (mg) 17,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 6,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 109,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 566,
  • Potassium (mg) 1240,
  • calcium (mg) 151,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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