Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pork and Sausage Stew

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.




  1. Stews and soups are my favorite this time of year :)

  2. This looks so good. hearty, flavorful and delicious. Thanks for sharing.


  3. This looks PERFECT for a quick weekend supper...and sometimes the simplest of ingredients combine to make a wonderful dish!!! Pork and sausage? A really great combo!!!

  4. You're killin' me! This looks so delicious! Definitely good for instant comfort and warming the bones. *WANT*

  5. Oh man, I could use some of that right now, we are having our second snow day in two weeks. ARGH!

  6. That looks so delicious. What a wonderful comfort food.

  7. Mmmm double pork dinner. That would chase away any lingering cold and fog in the kitchen. And maybe make me smile about the every-other-day snow.

  8. Your stew looks so good and would warm your tummy and your kitchen. Exactly what we need here with -20 below wind chills!!! Brrr!

  9. Gina-Your pork stew looks so inviting, yummy, and comforting with the noodles. Great recipe, and I love the photos.
    Also, your amazing traditional pig roast is quite a feast, that I would love to be a part of!
    Your nieces look so adorable, and happy. Such nice traditional memories for them too!

  10. Delicious and comforting...a perfect weekend meal!

  11. This looks very flavorful. The sauce looks so great and very simple. My kind of dish:)

  12. Definitely a delicious and hearty comfort dish that would hit the spot on a cold and wintry day - like almost everyone across the nation is having!

  13. Hi Gina

    now thats a stew I could really enjoy! What an interesting combination, definitely a hearty rib sticking stew! I hope the fog has cleared, were having lovely 15 degree weather today with the coldest day yet to come on monday....sigh......How I do miss Texas!

  14. This looks so flavorful and hearty. I have been nursing a cold all week, and I need something as filling as this to give me the strength to press on through the new week! Thank you for sharing this tasty recipe with me. Have a Sunday full of laughter, love and plates of good food!

  15. While I am here I checked this post too LOL!
    Looks absolutely amazing and delicious!Love your photos!

  16. We just bought sausage links from our local butcher. This looks like a delicious recipe to cook them up!


  17. That is quite a stew...this is a perfect time of year for warm and comforting dishes like this :)