If you’re looking to whip up something with heat and substantial protein for dinner but don’t have the hour or two called for in most stew recipes, it doesn’t mean you have to write off the most obvious of solutions for your dinner.
Here’s a delicious recipe for pork or chicken stew that only takes about 15 minutes to thicken on the stove.
There are many potential substitutes for the heavy whipping cream that is the base of this stew, including 1/4 cup butter with ¾ cup milk, a 2-to-1 ratio of soy milk and olive oil, coconut milk, half-and-half or cream cheese.
- 1½ lbs Pork tenderloin or chicken breasts 5 oz Bacon
- 7 oz Mushrooms, sliced
- 5 oz Green beans, fresh, trimmed and halved 2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tsp Rosemary, dried
- 1 cup Heavy whipping cream 1 tbs Tamari soy sauce
- Salt and ground black pepper
- Chop the vegetables and cut the pork tenderloin and bacon into bite-sized pieces.
- Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Place the bacon in the hot pan and fry until the fat starts to melt. Then, add the pork and garlic. Season with salt, pepper, and rosemary.
- Continue frying for a couple of minutes before adding the mushrooms. Fry until the mushrooms are soft.
- Pour in the cream and soy sauce. Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
- Add the green beans. Let the stew simmer until the sauce thickens.
- Serve hot.
Serves 4 | Prep Time 20 – 25 min