Autumn Apple & Pork Stew

This hearty stew from our October 2014 meal plan full of fiber, thanks to a healthy serving of autumn veggies and barley.
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Autumn Apple and Pork Stew Recipe

Autumn Apple and Pork Stew Recipe

TIP: If following our Meal Plan, refrigerate leftover stew and freeze 1 serving for Week Two.

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  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 24 oz pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 11⁄2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 leeks, trimmed and sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup shelled frozen edamame
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 15-oz BPA-free can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup hulled barley, rinsed

Preparation

  1. Season pork with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven on medium-high, heat 1 tbsp oil. Add pork and cook, turning to brown all sides, for 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  2. In same Dutch oven, heat remaining 2 tsp oil on medium- high. Add leeks and carrots and sauté, stirring often, until vegetables begin to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add apple, edamame, thyme and allspice and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in beans, broth, vinegar and barley. Stir to combine and bring stew to a boil. Return cooked pork to saucepan, reduce heat to low, then cover and simmer for 50 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. (NOTE: If you prefer barley extra soft, continue simmering to desired consistency, checking there is sufficient liquid.)

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups apple & pork stew
  • Calories: 438
  • Carbohydrate Content: 54 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 73 mg
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 13 g
  • Protein Content: 36 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 248 mg
  • Sugar Content: 7 g
  • Trans Fat Content: 1 g