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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Spice is life. It depends upon what you like... have fun with it. Yes, food is serious, but you should have fun with it."
-Emeril Lagasse, Chef

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I first had this meal in a small family owned Mexican restaurant in California. I am a fan of green sauces and when I ate the pork stew I knew that I needed to recreate this recipe. Itís fresh and healthy with great veggies and lean pork. Best of all itís so simple -- 5 minutes of prep and an hour later you have dinner.

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A little goes a long way and too much can quickly overpower a dish. As with any spice, buying whole seeds and grinding them results in a much fresher flavor.


 

Pork Stew with Green Sauce



Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 2 cups

Cooking Time = 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5.

This recipe makes great leftovers.

Serve with Roasted Potatoes or Plain Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Yams or Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes or Dirty Rice or Yam Home Fries or Yam Home Fries - Low Sodium Version or Plain Mashed Potatoes - Low Sodium Version or Thick Cut Yam Fries or Thick Cut Yam Fries - Low Sodium Version or Brown and Wild Rice or Brown Rice or Mashed Parsnips

1 lb tomatillos
1/2 large green bell pepper (chopped)
1 medium white onion (chopped)
2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
16 ounces lean pork loin (cut into 1/2 - 3/4 inch cubes)

Preheat the oven to 325įF.

Place the tomatillos, green bell pepper, onion, oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a blender and puree until smooth.

Place the pork and the green sauce in a medium stock pot or dutch oven. Stir well. Place the pot in the oven and cook for 1 hour. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 2 cups

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 226 Calories from Fat 78
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 9g 13%
    Saturated Fat 3g 14%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 345mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
    Sugars 6g  
Protein 26g  
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 3% Iron 12%
Vitamin K 16 mcg Potassium 862 mg
Magnesium 55 mg