Pork Stew over Polenta

This dish is super easy. Cook the stew all day in the crockpot – come home and make the polenta and a side salad. It’s dinner! Fast, delicious and belly warming this time of year!

polenta

Here’s How to Do it:

Cut the pork into chunks just a little bigger than bite sized. Half the mushrooms and chop the onion. Add them and the crushed garlic to the crockpot.

In a large measuring cup, stir the gravy mix and spices into the cold water. Using a fork or small whisk, blend it all well.

Pour the water mixture over the pork and vegetables and cook, covered, on low for 6-7 hours.

About 30 minutes before you are ready to eat, make the polenta.

Bring the water and milk to a boil.

Add the salt, pepper and butter, then stir in the polenta.

Cook on low, stirring often, until it is thick and spoon-able – about the consistency of oatmeal (about 15 – 20 minutes).

Serve the polenta in a bowl topped with some stew. Delicious!

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Pork Stew over Polenta

Stew simmered in a slow cooker all day served over fresh, hot polenta.

Course: Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American, stew
Keyword: mushrooms, onions, polenta, pork
Servings: 4
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
Stew
  • 2 pounds pork loin, boneless
  • 1-1/2 cup mushrooms, halved
  • 1 large onion, cut in sixths
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 packages onion gravy mix
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1-2 Tablespoons bacon fat or butter
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
Polenta
  • 1 cup polenta (I like Bob's Redmill)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced, dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
Stew
  1. Cut the pork into chunks just a little bigger than bite sized. Half the mushrooms and cut the onion. Add them and the crushed garlic to the crockpot.

  2. In a large measuring cup, stir the gravy mix and spices into the cold water. Using a fork or small whisk, blend it all well.

  3. Pour the water mixture over the pork and vegetables and cook, covered, on low for 6-7 hours.

Polenta
  1. About 30 minutes before you are ready to eat, make the polenta.

  2. Bring the water and milk to a boil.

  3. Add the salt, pepper, herbs and butter, then stir in the polenta.

  4. Cook on low, stirring often, until it is thick and spoon-able - about the consistency of oatmeal (about 15 - 20 minutes). 

  5. Serve the polenta in a bowl topped with some stew. Delicious!

Recipe Notes

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6 Responses to Pork Stew over Polenta

  1. judee says:

    Being vegan I would have to find something other than pork to put over the polenta. I do like polenta but I often forget about making it. Happy Holidays.

  2. Jenna says:

    What a great idea to serve polenta with stew! And pork stew, I’ve never made a stew with pork, sounds wonderful!

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