I am excited to partner with Smithfield and the Virginia Pork Council to bring you this delicious recipe. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
A Moroccan spiced pork stew is the perfect winter comfort food. With a few ingredients and your slow cooker, you can have a hearty dinner ready to warm you on the coldest nights.
During the winter months, I crave comfort food with lots of flavor. But I am also short on time, so I need recipes that don’t require a lot of active cooking time to make sure I can still serve my family delicious dinners. This Slow Cooker Moroccan Spiced Pork Stew is so perfect for this time of year and requires very little preparation or active cooking time.
The most important part of this Moroccan Spiced Pork Stew recipe is, of course, the pork. I start with a Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet which is easily found at local grocery stores like Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Safeway, and Walmart. For more information on fresh pork, be sure to visit the Virginia Pork Council website.
Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is perfect on its own or as the base for so many recipes. With most of the prep work already done and mouthwatering flavors like Slow Roasted Golden Rotisserie, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sweet Teriyaki, Original Recipe, and Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper, it is so easy to find the perfect Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork product for your family’s meals.
For this recipe, I cut the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork into cubes. The smaller pieces help speed up the cooking time, work well with the other items in the stew, and allows everything to cook in the same time. Fresh pork is best when cooked to an internal temperature of 145F followed by a three-minute rest.
Once the pork is cubed, the recipe is as simple as adding ingredients to the slow cooker and setting it on low. The stew cooks away while you are at work, helping with homework or just enjoying your favorite tv show.
I cook my stew for about six hours on low. You can stretch to 8 hours if you want, and it will still be delicious. Likewise, you can increase the temperature to high and shorten the cooking time to 4 hours.
We paired this with pearled couscous, and it is so good. You can easily serve it on its own though as it has so much flavor and makes a really hearty meal.
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- 1 Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet, cut into cubes
- 1 onion, sliced
- 2 cups baby carrots
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 15oz can chickpeas, drained
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1 Meyer lemon
- Add pork cubes, onion, and carrots to slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, mix together cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, salt, and cinnamon. Spinkle over pork and vegetables.
- Stir in chickpeas and chicken broth.
- Turn slow cooker on low and cook for 4-6 hours.
- Stir in cherries and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Serve with lemon slices.
If you love this recipe for Slow Cooker Moroccan Spiced Pork Stew, be sure to check out these other great recipes using Smithfield Fresh Pork.
- Mediterranean Pork Medallions with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
- Easy Carnitas Tacos
- Pineapple Lemongrass Ribs
- One Pan Pork Marsala
If you try this recipe for Moroccan Spiced Pork Stew or any other recipe from the blog, I’d love to hear about your experience. Let me know in the comments or snap a photo and tag it #MySuburbanKitchen on Instagram and Twitter.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield and the Virginia Pork Council.