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Orange-Cranberry Pork Stew

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 36 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 6 mins
Yield Serves 4
If you prefer a thicker stew, reduce the broth to 3/4 cup, or simmer on the stove after baking.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 pound boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 4 cups hot cooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons diagonally sliced green onions

Nutrition Information

  • calories 440
  • fat 8.8 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 28.2 g
  • carbohydrate 60.4 g
  • fiber 3.1 g
  • cholesterol 68 mg
  • iron 3.8 mg
  • sodium 427 mg
  • calcium 70 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. Peel and section orange over a bowl; squeeze membranes to extract juice. Set sections aside; reserve juice.

  3. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle pork evenly with salt. Add pork to pan; sauté 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Add 1/2 cup chopped onion to pan; sauté 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in orange sections, orange juice, stock, and next 4 ingredients (through sambal). Cover; bake at 325° for 1 hour. Stir in cranberries. Bake, covered, at 325° for an additional 30 minutes or until pork is fork-tender. Place 1 cup rice in each of 4 bowls; top each serving with about 3/4 cup pork mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons green onions.

Cook's Notes

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