I made this for my extended family and it was a hit! I used pork loin which was on sale and Webers Steak and Chop seasoning. I also sliced the onion into thin rounds and cooked it separately, giving it enough time to get caramelized. Other than that I stuck pretty close to the recipe though I did cut back on the broth.
I really enjoyed this dish. I used the slow cooker to cook the pork and garlic and then followed the recipe for the potatoes. I only used a small amount of broth in the crock pot, maybe 1 cup, after cooking the potatoes and mushrooms I ladled some of the broth from the crock pot into the pan and covered it to let the potatoes cook through, just 10 minutes or so. I added the pork after the potatoes had cooked through. It was quick and easy when using the crock pot.
I doubled the recipe and cooked the pork in a slow cooker. I made the rest as the recipe indicated. However, there was definitely too much liquid. I added about two cups of liquid to the veggie mixture and threw out the rest. I easily threw out four to six cups of liquid. I gave it three stars because it was a solid meal and tasty. However, the actual recipe is really weak.
Just okay. I did the pork in a porcelain cast iron pan and cooked for an hour or so on low. No problems there. Did the veggies in a 12" nonstick skillet and added the broth from the pork and reduced with no problems. The potatoes were a bit more soggy than I'd prefer - that's easy to fix. I didn't find the taste to be very outstanding. Not sure I'll make this again very soon. When I do, I'll spice it up a bit.
Like the others, I felt there was too much liquid, but the flavor is incredible! When the potatoes were cooked I just removed the mixture from the pan, reduced the liquid and added everything back in.
the flavors in this dish are outstanding. I did make some modifications in execution. After I cooked the pork (according to directions) I put it aside, and saved the cooking liquid. I then added the remaining ingredients to the (now empty) cast iron skillet, adding back a small amount of the pork cooking liquid. I feel this kept the textures intact.
Made this twice and the taste is fantastic. The technique is no good, though. The first time it came out like soup by the time the pork was tender. The second time I browned the pork in a dutch oven, added the broth and garlic, brought to a boil, then covered it and put it in a 275 degree oven for 3 1/2 hours. Shortly before it was done, I followed the instructions for sauteeing the sweet potatoes, etc. and then just ladled some of the cooking liquid out of the pork, let the sweet potatoes steam covered for a few minutes, then uncovered to reduce a few minutes while adding the shredded pork. Adds time to the recipe but it's worth it.
I agree with Lindsay. Something is not right here. It ended up being like mashed sweet potatoes. I even removed at least a cup's worth of broth because it wasn't reducing! It had a nice flavor but the texture was disappointing. Not like "hash".
Maybe I did something wrong here, but I have a few issues with this recipe: 1. I think the pork needs to be cooked in more liquid so that it is more tender, as mine was kind of chewy. 2. I think the sweet potatoes should be cooked in less liquid. They got very soggy by the time the liquid was cooked down. Overall, everything just did not turn out to be a good texture. Not sure what others thought?