Pepper Pork Stew
Photography: Andrew Purcell
Everyday Food, May 2012
- Prep Time 20 minutes
- Total Time 1 1/4 hours
- Serves 6
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 pounds pork stew meat
- 1 large yellow onion, diced medium
- 4 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 jar (11.5 ounces) pepperoncini, halved crosswise, brine reserved
- 2 large sprigs oregano
- 3 cups cooked long-grain white rice
- In a large Dutch oven or other heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Season pork with salt and pepper and, in batches, brown pork on all sides, about 15 minutes total. With a slotted spoon, transfer pork to a bowl.
- Add onion and garlic to pot and cook, stirring often, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes, reducing heat if necessary to prevent burning. Season with salt and pepper. Add 2 cups water, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Return pork to pot along with broth, pepperoncini, and oregano. Bring liquid to a rapid simmer and cook until pork is tender, 45 to 50 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper and stir in 1 to 3 tablespoons pepperoncini brine. Discard oregano sprigs and serve over rice.
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