*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                             Tex-Mex Pork Stew
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Crockpot
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----WOMAN'S DAY; 2/1/94-----
                         -----BASIC STEW-----
    1 1/2  pounds        Boneless pork shoulder
    1      cup           Stock
      3/4  cup           Onions -- chopped
      1/2  tablespoon    Garlic cloves -- crushed
                         -----THIS VARIATION-----
   16      ounces        Corn -- NOT thawed
   15      ounces        Black beans; canned -- drained
    4      ounces        Green chiles -- chopped
      1/2  teaspoon      Chili powder
      1/2  teaspoon      Oregano leaves
    8      ounces        Tomato sauce
    1      tablespoon    Flour
 You may substitute lamb shoulder or beef chuck for the pork. Use beef  
 stock for beef, chicken stock for pork or lamb.
  Basic stew: Trim meat of fat and cut into 1-1/2 chunks. Bring all  
 ingredients to boil in 4-qt pot, cover tightly, reduce heat, and simmer  
 2-1/2 hours, until meat is tender. Crockpot directions: pile all  
 ingredients into crockpot and cook all day on LOW. When done: skim off and 
 discard fat.
  It takes less than 8 minutes to assemble this stew. Then you can pay it 
 little or no attention as it simmers for about 2-1/2  hours. Make 
 multiples of the basic stew, then divide stew into 4-serving  portions; 
 refrigerate or in airtight containers for up to 5 days, or  freeze for up 
 to 3 months. Thaw in microwave-safe container on defrost or  in 
 refrigerator for 24 hours.
  To assemble: bring basic stew, vegetables, and herbs to boil in 3-qt pot  
 over medium-high heat.  Meanwhile, whisk tomato sauce with flour until  
 blended.  Stir into stew and simmer, uncovered, 5-7 minutes, stirring  
 occasionally, until gravy is slightly thickened.
  This especially easy stew is also good made with beef. Because it’s 
 prepared with pantry staples, it’s perfect when you don't  have time to 
 shop or chop.
  Nutritional information per serving: 469 calories, 42 g protein, 44 g  
 carbohydrate, 15 g fat, 29% of calories from fat, 114 mg cholesterol, 1396 
  mg sodium. Exchanges: 2 starch/bread, 1 vegetable, 5 lean meat   MM tyops 
 by Sylvia Steiger, GEnie THE.STEIGERS, CI$ 71511,2253, Internet  
 sylvia.steiger@lunatic.com, moderator of GT Cookbook and PlanoNet Lowfat & 
  Luscious echoes
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