Well, I confess, I got the recipe from the All Recipes website, and the original recipe for Harvest Pork Stew is here. I made a few adjustments and changes, though, so here is what we started with today:
2 lbs (1kg) cubed pork (we bought the ready-cut pork at the local COOP)
2 Tbsp butter
1 medium onion, chopped
3 Cups of carrots, peeled and cut thick
2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 Cups of chicken broth
3 yellow apples, peeled, cored and cubed
3 1/2 Cups of butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 tsp salt
minced garlic (to taste)
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/4 tsp dried sage (I added a little more when I started cooking, though, so you might want to build up to that)
Since this went into the slow cooker, it couldn't have been any easier.
I melted the butter in a pan, added the pork and cooked it until it was white on all sides with no pink visible at all. (roughly five minutes, turning all the pieces to be sure they've cooked on all sides)
Then I threw the pork into the pot, added the onions, apples, squash, potatoes and carrots, added the herbs on top of that and then poured the chicken broth over the lot. We cooked on the slow cooker's High setting for just over an hour, then on Low for about four and a half hours, when the scent was wafting through the entire flat. At that point, the pork would shred if I pressed it with a fork, so it was perfect.
I don't have any photos, but the one on the All Recipes site is pretty well how my attempt turned out.
If you try it, let me know how it goes for you, eh? I was excited that my hubby loved it - that's really all I ask for. I'm no great shakes as a cook, but this was ridiculously simple and delicious so I'm sure we'll do it again sometime. The slow cooker is a lifesaver for me, no doubt about it!