Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


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Sometimes the easiest recipes are also the best recipes. This stew may be one that should be in our routine. Simply puree the veggies and spices, add to the pork and place in the oven for about an hour.

Tons of flavor and because the stew calls for lean pork, there is more monounsaturated fat than saturated. That along with 3 grams of fiber in the stew (more when served over brown rice or quinoa) makes for a great meal. You can use this green sauce with almost anything: it works great with chicken thighs and pairs with strongly flavored fish like salmon or even tofu.

If you do use fish, the best way to make the stew is to place the sauce in the dutch oven and bake for about 30 minutes and then add the salmon for about 15 minutes. The same technique works great with tofu.


Pork Stew with Green Sauce

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 2 cups

Cooking Time: 75 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Serve over Brown Rice.

Pork Stew with Green Sauce recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 lb tomatillos
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 medium white onion (chopped)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces lean pork loin (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)

Place the tomatillos, green peppers, onions, oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a blender and puree until smooth.

Place the pork and the green sauce in a medium stock pot or dutch oven.

Stir well.

Place the pot in the oven and cook for 1 hour.

Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 2 cups

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 200 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 6%
  Saturated Fat 1g 6%
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 65mg 21%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 3% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 20mcg Potassium 900mg