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