Slow Cooker Cuban Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

by Anne Bennett on February 22, 2014

pork stew

From the cooks at Weight Watchers, here’s a spicy slow cooker stew that really hits the spot on a cold evening in February in the American Midwest. Or anywhere else, for that matter.

There’s an interesting combination of flavors going on here — spice from the tomatoes and green chiles, and sweet from the sweet potatoes. Add a splash of orange juice and some cumin and this makes for an altogether satisfying dinner. The cilantro and lime juice just add more pizazz.

This is what healthy cooking should be — bursting with flavor, filling and delicious. ¬†And close to effortless — all you have to do is assemble everything into your slow cooker and set the timer.

Who needs, or even wants, frozen pizza?

1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2″ chunks
1 lb. lean pork loin (I used one pork tenderloin), cut into 1″ chunks
1 (14 1/2-oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup orange juice
2 scallions, green parts only, sliced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped

Place potatoes, pork, tomatoes and juice, garlic, orange juice, scallions, salt, cumin and pepper into slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 7 hours. (I cooked mine 5 hours.)

Stir in lime juice and cilantro.

Serves 4 (each serving = 1 1/2 cups including some liquid)
WW PP per serving: 7

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Laurie February 23, 2014 at 12:07 pm

It’s a definite keeper. Already planning buy more ingredients to make it again, especially since we’re having another cold stretch!

Suzanne February 27, 2014 at 11:42 pm

We had this tonight and it was great! It won’t make the “family favorite” list, though, because boys 1 & 3 were not fans. Too bad I don’t have the energy to run my kitchen as a buffet…

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