No ImageSanta Fe Pork and Black Bean Stew

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  1. Tess

    I’m trying to make this with a 4lb pork butt in the slow cooker. It’s bone-in so I figured just cook it whole and then shred the meat. I was debating but decided to add the cup of water so that the veggies didn’t dry out. Crossing my fingers this works out. Any thoughts or suggestions for this method?

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  2. Natalie

    I just finished enjoying this really delicious dish and will definitely be making it again. My husband said this may one of the best dishes he’s ever eaten. I know the orange peel was optional, but am so happy I included it, it was a subtle but distinctive background flavor that really brought it together. The only thing I did differently was after bringing everything to a simmer in step 5, I put everything other than the lime juice and cilantro in to a slow cooker and cooked it on low for 6 hours, stirring every hour or so. I added the beans at the 3 hour mark, but needed to stir about every half hour for the last two hours as the beans were sticking to the bottom a bit. Really awesome dish, thank you!


  3. Jim

    I used “bone in pork ribs” that were labeled as coming from the shoulder (only one of them had bone in). Anyway, worked like a charm. Served over rice, and took leftovers to work because it was awesome and I had to share


  4. Foodiewife

    Wow! I converted this recipe to my Instant Pot– searing the pork in three batches, then the onion. 35 minutes later, I added the black beans and brought to a simmer with the saute feature for a few minutes. I did add a little masa, at the end, to thicken the stew. I’m glad I reduced the jalapeno to one, and half of the cayenne pepper– as this had some heat, but not too much so that I wasn’t breathing fire! The pork was fork tender and I loved the notes of cinnamon, orange and cumin. I served this over farro, to keep this healthier. Excellent recipe and thank you!


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  5. Holly

    Do you think cutting up a pork loin roast would work? All the shoulders are so huge at the store. Thanks!

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