Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Cooking Pork Salsa Verde Stew on a wood burning stove.

Our new home has a big wood burning stove downstairs. I have been wanting to try to cook on it since we moved in. I finally was able to last night. I started with something easy Pork Salsa Verde Stew.
Even with the lights on it was really dark ( the stove is set back into the wall.)So I had to use a flash light to see. Which made for some interesting cooking. I was really surprised how easy it was and how well it turned out..  The only thing I would change is to have even thing ready and downstairs with me. Walking up and down those stairs about killed me .  I am planing on cooking more meals on the wood stove very soon.  Next time I am going to try biscuits.

Pork Salsa Verde Stew
1/4 cup flour
1tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 lb boneless pork lion( cut into bite size )
2 tsp olive oil
2 cans southwest corn and black bean
 Or you can use 1 (12oz) frozen corn with red and green pepper and add black beans
1 cup mild or hot Salsa Verde
3/4 cup water
 Sour cream

In a large bowl mix your flour and cumin together. Add your pork and toss. In a skillet or dutch over add olive oil Cook pork till brown making sure to add the left over flour to pan. Once browned remove from pan . Mix salsa, southwest corn,  and water together,add to pan . Stir making sure to scrape the bottom of pan to release flour and pork bits. Bring to a boil . Add pork back to pan and simmer on low for 10 min. 
Place in bowl add Cilantro, sour cream stir . Add cheese and enjoy
You can also add 1/4 cup of sour cream to stew before serving.

Hope you give this a try. It's so good.


  1. Happy New Year, Michele! Ooh, that looks so good and thank you for the recipe. I've never made this before but those ingredients sound so yummy! Here is to another year of blogging with you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  2. Our woodstove in conveniently located in our living room. I say that with tongue in cheek because or float cabin home is only 675 square feet counting our sleeping loft. I do quite a bit of cooking on or in the stove. Lately the firebox has been baking our potatoes for dinner. Since it's running 24/7 these days it's free heat. We have to haul our propane in 40 pound tanks so saving a bit not only reduces our cost, but labour. - Margy