I'm tired of the fog that has been hanging around here lately and figured a nice hearty stew was in order. Pork & Sausage Stew is this recipe I've had, well let's just say forever. I remember buying my first cookbook from a door-to-door salesman, while working at my first job. Can you imagine that happening these days?
I can't even remember the name of the book, but there was this one recipe that I had to make, it was called pork and sausage stew. Even way back then, I couldn't leave recipes well enough alone. Or maybe I just have a problem following directions. So I changed it to suit my needs.
2 medium onions, sliced
4 tbsp. vegetable oil
4 tbsp. all-purpose flour
Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add oil, then onions. Cook for 5 minutes then add flour and cook an additional 5 minutes.
1-pound thin cut pork chops
1-pound pork breakfast sausages
Add pork chops and sausages to skillet.
3 cups low-sodium chicken stock (I know the picture shows 4; just ignore the lady who went off memory!)
6 oz. tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
To the skillet add the chicken stock, tomato paste, salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to simmer and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes.
It's such a simple dish, but it's so tasty. I like to serve it over egg noodles, but feel free to try it with rice or whatever you have on hand.