*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                      Spanish Pork Stew with Potatoes
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Crockpot                         Main dish
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      medium        Potatoes
    1      pound         Tomatoes
    1                    Bell peppers
    2      tablespoons   Vinegar
    1      pound         Pork shoulder butt
    3                    Garlic cloves -- crushed
    1      pound         Pork shoulder butt
    1      cup           Stock
    1                    Bay leaves
    1      medium        Onion -- chopped
   Cut pork into large chunks.  Coarsely chop tomatoes.  Peel potatoes and  
 cut into thick chunks.  Seed, core, and thinly slice bell pepper.  Brown  
 pork in 2 tb oil if desired.  Layer ingredients in crockpot in order; cook 
  until meat is tender, about 10 hours.  Stovetop preparation: Heat oil in  
 Dutch oven over medium heat. Add pork and saute a few minutes, until  
 lightly browned. Add garlic and saute well.  Add onion and saute until  
 tender.  Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes. Att water, vinegar, and bay  
 leaf. Salt and pepper to taste.  Bring to boil.  Cover and simmer until  
 pork is almost tender, about 40 minutes. Stir in green pepper.  Add  
 potatoes around sides and simmer, covered, until tender, about 15 minutes. 
  Avoid stirring or  overcooking potatoes.  Sylvia’s comments: this was 
 easy to fix, and the  only problem was that it was just a bit bland.  I 
 added some  Worcestershire to my bowl, and it was fine.  I used balsamic 
 vinegar and sliced the onion instead of chopping it so it was easier to  
 pick out.  I also used canned tomatoes.  With the added stock, it was more 
  soup than stew.
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