Pork Stew

Pork Stew is a comforting dish with juicy, tender pork and a rich, savory broth. This pork stew meat recipe requires 25 minutes of prep time before simmering to perfection.

Pork Stew

Pork Stew

Pork stew is the ultimate comfort food, warming me right up on the coldest days and making my taste buds sing every time I have it. 

This recipe features tender, juicy pieces of pork stew meat bathed in a rich, luscious broth. Every spoonful of this savory pork stew recipe is loaded with flavor, especially with the addition of bacon and smoked paprika.

Tender pork has the ability to take so many dishes to the next level. In addition to this tasty pork stew meat recipe, a few of my favorite recipes with pork include slow cooker pulled pork and my smoked pork tenderloin with mustard glaze

Pork Stew Recipe

Why you will love this recipe

  • Tender, juicy pork
  • Only 25 minutes of active prep time
  • Tastes just as delicious as it smells
Pork Stew Meat Recipe

How to make perfect Pork Stew

Sauté the onion, carrots, and garlic. In a large pan, sauté chopped onion and sliced carrots in oil until softened. Then, add minced garlic and continue satuéeing until fragrant.

Cook the pork meat and bacon. Stir for two minutes to sear the pork. Searing enhances the depth of flavor by creating a nice crust on the edges of the meat.

Stir in the remaining ingredients, minus the flour and parsley. Bring the stew mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue simmering for 45 minutes.

Add the flour. Once the meat and potatoes are soft, the flour can be added. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes to allow the stew to thicken.

Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning if desired. You can add more salt, pepper, or other seasonings to achieve the perfect flavor.

Serve warm and garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy this pork stew on its own or with some delicious sides.

Pork Stew Meat

Pro Tips

  • Choosing the right cut of pork makes a difference. For the most flavorful and tender stew, I recommend using a boneless pork shoulder or collar. Both of these cuts are well-suited for slow-cooked recipes like stew as they become juicy and tender while simmering.
  • A fork will help with measuring tenderness. To test the tenderness of the meat and potatoes as they cook, I always pierce them with a fork. If the fork slides in easily, that’s when I add the flour in next.
  • Pork stew pairs wonderfully with crusty bread. I love dipping bread in stew to soak up all of the delicious flavor from the broth. This stew will also taste incredible served over a bed of steamed rice.
  • Flat leaf parsley makes the perfect garnish. Adding parsley is optional but will help brighten the flavor of the stew in a subtle way, while also improving the stew’s appearance.
Ingredients to Pork stew

Key Ingredients and Substitutions for Pork Stew

Pork Meat: I cut my pork into small cubes so they become tender faster and more evenly.

Beef Stock: This key ingredient creates the rich and luscious base of this pork stew meat recipe.

Garlic and Yellow Onion: Aromatic ingredients like these are essential for the best flavor. The garlic should be minced, and the onion chopped.

Bacon: Not only will bacon add more texture to the stew, but it will also enhance the flavor with its saltiness and the savory, smoky flavor of bacon grease.

Potatoes: I peel the potatoes beforehand and cut them into 1-inch cubes.

Canned Tomatoes: Tomatoes add the perfect amount of sweetness and texture to balance out the savory flavors in this stew.

Flour: All-purpose flour is essential in thickening the stew during the last few minutes of simmering.

Seasoning: Italian herbs, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper give this pork stew recipe a savory and unique flavor. 

Finished Pork Stew Meat

Frequently Asked Questions about Pork Stew Recipe

What to make with pork stew meat?

This type of meat is incredibly versatile and can be used in a number of dishes aside from a traditional pork stew meat recipe. It’s an excellent addition to any chili recipe, potato breakfast hash, or pork-based casserole dish.

How to make pork stew meat on stove?

Any stew meat will need a bit of time on the stove for it to become tender. It’s important to have enough liquid in the pot, to keep the lid on, and to avoid unnecessary uncovering so that the meat continues to tenderize.

How do I store leftover pork stew?

Leftovers will last in the fridge for up to 5 days if covered and stored properly. Stew can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

I prefer to thaw frozen stew in the fridge overnight before reheating it, but it can also be reheated from frozen at a low temperature.

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Pork Stew

Pork Stew is a comforting dish with juicy, tender pork and a rich, savory broth. This pork stew meat recipe requires 25 minutes of prep time before simmering to perfection.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork, Pork Stew, stew
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 468kcal


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 3 medium carrots sliced
  • 32 oz pork shoulder or collar cut into small cubes
  • 8 oz bacon roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 large garlic cloves minced
  • 16 oz potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cup beef stock
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes 14.5 ounces
  • 2 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 handful parsley chopped for garnish


  • Heat two tbsp of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Then add chopped onion and sliced carrots.  Sauté until soft. Then add minced garlic and stir for one minute or until fragrant.
  • Add cubed pork meat and chopped bacon. Stir for two minutes to sear the pork. Searing enhances the depth of flavor by creating a nice crust on the meat.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients (except the flour and fresh parsley), bring to a boil, and cover with a lid. Then, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 45 minutes. Insert a fork into the meat and potatoes; if they slide in easily, add flour and mix to combine. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes to thicken.
  • Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more salt, pepper, or other seasonings to suit your preferences.
  • Serve warm and garnish with fresh parsley on top.


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1376mg | Potassium: 1246mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5430IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 4mg
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2 comments on “Pork Stew”

  1. 5 stars
    Without a thickening agent I’d consider this more soup than stew. Looks good, though!

  2. Thanks a lot, this will help me do better in college and write better

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