Pork and Sweet Potato Stew


Hearty pork stew goes from Sunday dinner to weeknight meal in this 45 minute variation. Flavor-packed ingredients like sage, nutmeg, garlic, and onion ensure each bite of Pork and Sweet Potato Stew tastes like it's been simmering all day.

pork and sweet potato stew
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 2.5-3 pound pork loin, cut into 1-1/4- to 1-1/2-inch cubes

  • 3 - 4 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 - 3 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth

  • 1 10 ounce bottle apple-cranberry juice

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-1/4-inch cubes

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon snipped fresh sage

  • Grated fresh nutmeg

  • Fresh sage leaves


  1. Sprinkle pork lightly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place flour in a large bowl; add pork and toss to coat. In a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add half the pork; brown on all sides. Remove. Repeat with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining pork. Remove pork from pan.

  2. Add remaining tablespoon oil to pan along with onion and celery; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in garlic. Sprinkle with any remaining flour; stir to coat. Slowly stir in broth, juice, and 1 cup water. Return pork to pan; add sweet potatoes and sage. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and cook 20 to 25 minutes more until potatoes and pork are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  3. To serve, top with nutmeg and fresh sage leaves. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


If serving 8, use larger amounts of ingredients and add 1 cup water with the broth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

481 Calories
24g Fat
23g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 481
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 600mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 23.6mg 118%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 889mg 19%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Related Articles