A wonderful, hearty stew that is AMAZINGLY delicious! Make for a group or just your family! It's bound to be a hit!
Heat olive oil in heavy saucepan over med-high heat. Add cubed pork, oregano, cumin, tomato bouillon, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until pork is browned. Add in onion and garlic, cook until softened about 5 minutes. Pour in beef broth, bring to a boil and reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for approximately 30 minutes. Add cubed potato, cover and simmer for another 45 mins, or until tender.
I usually end up buying a 4lb pork shoulder, freezing half of it and then making a double recipe with the remaining 2lbs. Cubing the pork shoulder is the most time consuming part because you will have to cut out the bone and cut off lots of fat.
All the seasonings are estimates! Use as much or little as you want. If you don’t have beef broth on hand, chicken or vegetable broth will work fine, I just like the rich flavor the beef broth adds.
If for some reason there isn’t enough liquid near the final stages of cooking add some water or more broth. I find a lot of the time the opposite is true and the stew isn’t as thick as I want it, so I will add a thickener. Just add cornstarch or flour mixed with a little water and then add it to the stew a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the desired thickness.
If you don’t have chile to roast you can buy the canned green chile, but fresh is best! Also, if you don’t want the stew to be too spicy, scrape out the seeds after roasting the chile.
This recipe is so versatile! You can add tomatoes, green beans, tortilla strips, corn, or anything you love in stew and it will still taste delicious!