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Slow Cooker Cuban Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

We could all use easy-to-prepare, healthy dinner recipes during this start to 2022. Here’s a slow cooker stew that was originally published by WW in 2014 but has been consistently popular since it was first published. Interesting flavors going on here — spice from the tomatoes and green chiles, and sweet from the sweet potatoes. The combination of orange juice and ground cumin makes for an altogether satisfying dinner. Cilantro and lime juice 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. That's a big bonus for those of us wanting to eat healthier in the new year but just not having the time to prepare a lengthy recipe.

These are milder than Rotel.

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)

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