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Pork and Sweet Potato Hash

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Sweet potatoes and sliced mushrooms add an interesting twist to this familiar comfort food. Although the pork takes a while to cook, the simmering is hands off.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt), trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 1/2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato (about 1 pound)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions

Nutrition Information

  • calories 340
  • fat 11.8 g
  • satfat 3.4 g
  • monofat 6.2 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 28.3 g
  • carbohydrate 29 g
  • fiber 5.7 g
  • cholesterol 76 mg
  • iron 2.9 mg
  • sodium 732 mg
  • calcium 78 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork evenly with salt and black pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan, and sauté for 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Add broth and garlic to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 45 minutes or until pork is fork-tender. Remove pork from pan, reserving cooking liquid and garlic. Cool pork slightly; shred with two forks.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add potato and onion; sauté for 6 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add red pepper and mushrooms; cook for 3 minutes. Add cooking liquid and garlic; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until liquid nearly evaporates, stirring occasionally. Stir in pork, and cook for 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with green onions.

Cook's Notes

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