Sweet Potato Pork Stew
Hearty and comforting. The jalapeños add a bit of spice to contrast the sweetness from the apples and sweet potatoes. Simple to make in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker. Paleo friendly. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1/2 – 8hours 0minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1/2 – 8hours 0minutes
Ingredients
  • 2pounds lean ground pork
  • 1quart vegetable broth
  • 3medium sweet potatoespeeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 applescored and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 jalapeñoswhites and seeds removed, small diced
  • 1/2 white onionminced
  • 1tablespoon fresh thymecan substitute 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 2teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon pepper
Instructions
Slow Cooker
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the pork, stirring and crumbling until no longer pink. This should take about 10 minutes. When cooked, use a slotted spoon to transfer to a large slow cooker. Your choice if you want to pour in the leftover fat from the pan. I’m a big proponent that fat=flavor, but taking. lighter route is good in my book too. Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. The stew is done when the potatoes are tender to your liking. To thicken the stew, use a fork or potato masher to gently mash some of the potatoes.
  3. Serve and enjoy 🙂
Instant Pot
  1. Heat the Instant Pot to sauté on normal/medium. Add the pork and cook and crumble until no longer pink. This should take about 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Cook on low pressure for 10 minutes. Natural release for 5 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure. If liquid starts to spurt out of the release valve, allow to natural release for a few minutes more.
  3. To thicken the stew, use a fork or potato masher to gently mash some of the potatoes.
  4. Serve and enjoy 🙂
Recipe Notes

Leftover stew can be kept in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.