Thursday, May 26, 2016

Slow cooker pork stew

I can't find what I did with this cheap cut of pork from Miller's, but I found it again at 99 cents a pound and bought enough for four meals.

5/26/16

Browned the pork in a pan.  Put it in the bottom of the slow cooker on top of some olive oil.
Added bits of potato, mushroom, red pepper, garlic and vadalia onion all cut up.  Also a couple handfuls of organic power mix greens.

Spiced with Herbs de Provence
Black Pepper
turmeric

Poured over it all a jar full of homemade veggie juice and two boxes of organic mushroom gravy.

Slow cooked in slow cooker on high.  The vegetables were done before the meat started to fall apart so maybe I should just cook the pork for a couple hours and then add in the vegetables. 

3 hours and I opened and stirred it.  I took out the meat and it cut easily into pieces.  Popped it back in the stew and everything was ready and tasty.  E liked it as well.
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April 2017

Had a fairly large chuck of pork with some bone.  I browned it in a cast iron pan, turning it, and then put it solo in the slow cooker with this Greek seasoning mix, garlic, pepper, one box of mushroom gravy, a small jar of veggie juice and half an onion. 
I cooked it high for 30 minutes and then on low while I went into Albany, about four hours. 
I took it out, discarded a couple slices of fat, sliced off the pork, and put it back in the slow cooker with small red potato, more white onion and mushrooms.  I did not have carrots except for a few left from out trip.  I missed them.
I probably had not needed much veggie juice,  The pan was pretty full of tasty liquid. 
I cooked it on high for about two to three hours and we had a fine meal. 
I missed not putting it on some good crusty bread or eating more than one, small potato. 

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July 2017
This time I had a huge and thick piece of pork, perhaps 4 inches thick.  I thawed it for the most part in the microwave.  Then I browned it in a fry pan with olive oil. I turned it and poked in with the paring knife some wedges of fresh garlic.  Turned it again and repeated.
Then I put just the meat in the slow cooker
in at 11 AM