Country-Style Pork Stew for Two
Could we make a light-yet-complex spring stew with tender vegetables and savory pork— ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼in less than an hour?
Why This Recipe Works
This light but flavorful stew is just right for cool spring evenings. Our challenge was to create just enough to serve two and to develop deep flavor in under an hour. Using pork tenderloin ensured that we’d have tender chunks of meat in the soup, but browning them for flavor left them rubbery and tough. Instead, we liberally season the pork while sautéing and stewing the other ingredients (including flavorful kielbasa). We then add the pork into the simmering stew, turn off the flame, and let it steep off heat until just done. Mashing some of the potatoes into the broth thickens the stew just enough.