Comfort Food To The Rescue - Pork and Hominy Stew!

The Healthy Cook
Comfort Food To The Rescue - Pork and Hominy Stew!

This stew will make you feel warm and toasty on the inside during this cold and frosty weather outside. And it is nice to know you're preparing something for your family that tastes yummy and is healthy too!

The January/February 2010 issue of Weight Watcher Magazine, included this hearty, stew recipe.

Pork and Hominy Stew

  • Servings: 8
  • Prep Time: 25 min.
  • Cook/Slow Cook: 4-5 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or 3 tsp Minced Garlic packed in water
  • 2 Tbsp chipotle chile powder or regular chile powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 (15 oz) can hominy, rinsed and drained

Directions

  1. Sprinkle pork with salt. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of pork and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to 5 or 6 quart slow cooker. Repeat with remaining pork.
  2. Stir broth, tomatoes, onion, garlic, chile powder, oregano, cumin, and coriander into slow cooker. Top with hominy. Cover and cook until pork is fork-tender, 4-5 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.

PER SERVING (3/4 CUP): 236 CAL, 12G FAT, 4G SAT FAT, 0G TRANS FAT, 55MG CHOL, 373MG SOD, 12G CARB, 3G FIB, 21G PROT, 42MG CALC. POINTSPLUS VALUE: 6.

Suggested Side: Cut up apples (Honey Crisp or Ambrosia varieties are deliciously sweet), or red seedless grapes kids can eat with their hands.

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Nancy Smith is a wife of 40 years, mother of 2 grown children and grandmother of 2. She enjoys being creative through cooking, quilting, knitting, home decorating, and tole painting. Encouraging others to learn new things no matter what age is a priority to her and is expressed through teaching piano, quilting, and sewing. She has been a life time member at goal of Weight Watchers for the past 3 years and feels strongly that eating healthy should be a delicious adventure and a worthy goal.