Recipe: Yummy Cuban-Inspired Pork & Black Bean Stew (Stovetop & Slow Cooker)

Cuban-Inspired Pork & Black Bean Stew (Stovetop & Slow Cooker). This Cuban-inspired bowl is sure to excite your taste buds. Seasoned and braised all natural pork loin with bell peppers and sweet plantains are elevated by the bold flavor of sofrito sauce. Add a wholesome mix of grains and leafy greens, and you have a delicious source of protein and fiber!.

Cuban-Inspired Pork & Black Bean Stew (Stovetop & Slow Cooker) How to Make Cuban Inspired Smoked Pork Belly. Baste with marinade and add additional wood chips as needed. Place meat on nonstick baking sheet. You can have Cuban-Inspired Pork & Black Bean Stew (Stovetop & Slow Cooker) using 13 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Cuban-Inspired Pork & Black Bean Stew (Stovetop & Slow Cooker)

  1. You need 2 pounds of pork shoulder, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes and seasoned with 1 teaspoon kosher salt + 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  2. Prepare 2 Tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Prepare 1/2 of an onion, cut into 1/4-inch wide pieces.
  4. You need 1/2 of a red bell pepper, cored and cut into 1/4" thick slices.
  5. It’s 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed.
  6. You need 1 of tomato, cut into 6 pieces (or 1/3 cup canned tomatoes).
  7. Prepare 1 teaspoon of oregano.
  8. Prepare 1/2 teaspoon of cumin.
  9. It’s 15 ounces of can of unsalted black beans, drained.
  10. It’s 1-2 of bay leaves.
  11. You need 1.5 cups of water.
  12. You need of another 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
  13. It’s 1.5 Tablespoons of white vinegar.

The first time I cooked a Cuban-style pork shoulder, what came out of the oven had a glistening, charred, crisp crust, but as soon as I started carving, I realized that the stuff was rubber. It wasn't until several years later that I tasted Cuban mojo-marinated roast pork as it should be: juicy, succulent, intensely porky, and melt-in-your-mouth tender. Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel and rub with the dry spice mixture. Heat oil in a large saute pan over high heat.

Cuban-Inspired Pork & Black Bean Stew (Stovetop & Slow Cooker) instructions

  1. STOVETOP INSTRUCTIONS: In a large pot or Dutch oven (4 to 5 quarts), preheat the olive oil over high heat then brown the pork shoulder pieces in a single layer on two sides, about 4 to 5 minutes per side until they form a golden brown sear..
  2. Add in the onion, bell pepper, garlic, tomato, oregano, cumin and bay leaves, and stir to evenly distribute all the ingredients and to saute the aromatics (onions, peppers, garlic) until the onions begin to turn translucent, about 3 minutes..
  3. Turn the heat down to medium high, add the black beans, additional kosher salt, vinegar and water, stir to evenly distribute all the ingredients, and let the stew come up to a boil for about 2 minutes..
  4. Turn the heat down to medium low and keep it at an active simmer (you can see and hear bubbles, but they're not splattering), covered, for another 45 minutes. Give the stew a stir every 15 minutes or so. If you can scrape stuff off the bottom of your pot, the heat's too high, and you should adjust down a little bit..
  5. Uncover the stew, give it a stir, and taste to see if seasoning needs adjustment. Adjust if needed and simmer another 5 to 7 minutes uncovered..
  6. Enjoy with steamed rice, baked or boiled potatoes, some crusty bread….
  7. SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS Follow steps 1 and 2 above, then pour your meat, veg and spice mixture into the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients, decreasing the water to 1+1/4 cups to offset the condensation from the slow cooker lid. Set slow cooker to low for 8 to 10 hours or high for 4 to 6 hours..

Cuban-Inspired Sandwich Pulled pork sandwiches with ham, dill pickles, and a mustard sauce. From Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up. I made this Cuban Roast Pork using Murray Valley Pork which is simply the best quality pork produced in Australia! You can't get it at supermarkets, only at butchers, and if there's ever a time to splurge on good quality pork, Easter is it! I really want to say I'm going to have this Cuban Roast Pork for Easter lunch.