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Ancho Tamarind Pork Stew


Intriguing flavors like tamarind, pineapple and chili are the alluring base of this tasty and exotic pork stew recipe. Alluring aromas will fill your kitchen.

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  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 dried ancho chili peppers
  • 2 Tablespoons Country Crock® Spread, divided
  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into stew cubes, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups tamarind nectar
  • 1 (6 ounce) can pineapple juice
  • 2 Knorr® Chicken flavored Bouillon Cubes
  • Cilantro, chopped (Optional, for garnish)


Servings 8
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 135mins
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Step 1

Pour boiling water over ancho chili pepper; let stand covered 10 minutes. Process pepper with water in blender or mini food processor; set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon Country Crock® Spread in deep large skillet and cook 1/2 of the pork over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 4 minutes. Remove pork from skillet and repeat with remaining Spread and pork; set aside.

Stir onion into same skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in cumin and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Stir in ancho purée and cook, stirring occasionally 2 minutes.

Stir in tamarind nectar, pineapple juice, Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon Cubes and pork. Simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 1 hour.

Partially remove cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pork is tender, about 1 hour. Garnish, if desired, with chopped cilantro.

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