Italian Pork Stew


Two kinds of pork make this hearty stew extra flavorful. Sop up the wine-flavored gravy with chunks of Italian bread.

Italian Pork Stew
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 55 mins


  • 2 cup dry Great Northern beans

  • 6 cup cold water

  • 8 ounce bulk Italian sausage

  • 1 pound lean boneless pork, cut into cubes

  • 1 ½ cup coarsely chopped onion

  • 1 ½ cup carrots cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cup water

  • 1 teaspoon instant beef bouillon granules

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ¼ cup dry red wine

  • cup tomato paste (1/2 of a 6-ounce can)

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh parsley


  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 (per serving)

473 Calories
13g Fat
49g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 473
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 566mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 17.1mg 86%
Calcium 151.5mg 12%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Potassium 1240mg 26%
Folate, total 108.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*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.

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