Sweet Potato Pork Stew is healthy, comforting, filling, and made using your Slow Cooker OR Instant Pot. It’s even Paleo-friendly! Jalapeños add spice that is slightly offset by the sweetness from the apples. It’s the perfect easy weeknight dinner during the Fall or Winter.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 pounds lean ground pork
- 1 quart vegetable broth
- 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 2 medium apples, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 2 jalapeños, whites and seeds removed, small diced
- 1 small white onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Brown the Pork. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with the oil. Cook the pork, stirring and crumbling until no longer pink. This should take about 7-10 minutes. When cooked, transfer to a large slow cooker. You can discard some of the excess fat, if you’d like.
- Add Ingredients. Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker and stir to combine.
- Slow Cook. 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.
- Serve and enjoy.
- Brown the Pork. Heat the Instant Pot to sauté on normal/medium with the oil. Add the pork and cook and crumble until no longer pink. This should take about 7-10 minutes.
- Add Ingredients. Add remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
- Pressure Cook. 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. To thicken the stew, use a fork or potato masher to gently mash some of the potatoes.
- Serve and enjoy.
Leftovers: Stew can be kept in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.
- Category: Instant Pot, Main Dish, Slow Cooker, Soup
- Method: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker
- Cuisine: American, Soup
Keywords: Sweet Potato Pork Stew, Instant Pot Pork Stew, Slow Cooker Pork Stew, Paleo Instant Pot Recipe, Paleo Slow Cooker Recipe