Slow Cooker Pork and Gandules (Pigeon Peas) Stew Recipe
The inspiration for this dish came from the signature Puerto Rican dish Arroz Con Gandules. A combination of rice, pigeon peas and pork,
cooked with Puerto Rican-style sofrito. All the same flavors made easy by cooking it in the slow cooker and leftovers freeze well.
Gandules (also known as pigeon peas) are one of my favorite legumes which can be purchased canned or dried, for this recipe I used Goya canned.
Yum! This is loaded with flavor, tons of vegetables and it’s SO so good! This is a keeper in my book. If you don’t eat pork, chicken breast would work great too. Enjoy!
For the pork:
1 lb boneless pork tenderloin, cubed
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 tbsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
juice of 1/2 lime
For the stew:
2 cans (29 oz total) gandules
1 small onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup diced red pepper diced
1 tbsp diced jalapeno
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 tbsp olives w/brine
1 medium potato, peeled and diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 carrot, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
2 cups of greens such as escarole, chopped kale or baby spinach
1 cup water
Marinade the pork with oil, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, lime juice and sazon. Refrigerate overnight for best results.
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