Pork and Green Pepper Stew

  • Recipe courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp
Total Time:
1 hr 43 min
3 min
Inactive Prep:
1 hr 40 min
6 to 8 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 quart (4 cups) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle beer (preferably a lager)
  • 2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 medium bay leaf
    • Directions

      Combine flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish or large plastic bag. Add pork and toss to coat.

      Heat oil in a 3 to 4-quart Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. When oil shimmers, add half of pork (be sure to shake off excess flour before adding) and cook until brown on all sides, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to a plate and repeat with remaining meat.

      Discard all but about 1 tablespoon of the drippings, return pot to stove, and add onions, peppers, garlic, and oregano. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook, until golden, about 3 to 5 minutes.

      Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer until meat is fork tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Serve.