Fox 8 Recipe Box: Slow Cooker Pork & Apple Stew

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Whole Foods chef Sarah Schoenberger brought us a wonderfully delicious recipe this morning that combines tender pork, sweet apples and comforting egg noodles. Chef Sarah showed Fox 8's Kristi Capel how to use a slow cooker to make a dish that tastes like you cooked all day long.

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Slow Cooker Pork and Cider Stew

Serves 6

The combination of tender pork cubes, melt-in-your-mouth leeks and sweet apples make this stew a comfort classic. Pair it with egg noodles or spƤetzle for a simple but elegant meal.

Ingredients:

  • 4 leeks, white and light-green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds pork loin, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup hard (alcoholic) cider or non-alcoholic apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
Method:

Layer leeks, pork, apples and garlic in the bottom of a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour in cider and vinegar. Cover and cook on low until pork is very tender, about 8 hours. Uncover cooker, stir in beans, and cook on high until heated through, about 30 minutes.

Nutritional Info:
Per Serving:360 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 100mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 37g protein