SW recipe: Smoky pork and bean stew with garlic yogurt and sweet potato wedges

Serves 4
Ready in 2 hours 10 minutes


For the stew:

750g lean pork leg, visible fat removed, diced

4 celery sticks, finely chopped

1 large onion, finely sliced

3 garlic cloves, crushed

4 medium carrots, finely chopped

2 green peppers, deseeded and diced

6 smoked back bacon rashers, visible fat removed, sliced into strips

2 tsp hot or sweet smoked paprika

2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

1 litre chicken stock

400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed


For the wedges:

1kg sweet potatoes, cut into wedges

Low-calorie cooking spray


For the garlic yogurt:

200g fat-free natural Greek-style yogurt

1 garlic clove, crushed

25g fresh chives, chopped, reserving some to serve


1 Put all the stew ingredients, except the beans, in a large, lidded saucepan or flameproof casserole dish. Season, bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Stir through the beans, then cook uncovered for a further 40-50 minutes, or until the pork is tender and the sauce is thick (if the stew starts to get too thick, add a splash of water).

2 Meanwhile, to make the wedges, preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Spread the wedges on a large, non-stick baking tray in single layer. Spray with low-calorie cooking spray, season with salt and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden, turning halfway.

3 Mix together the yogurt, garlic and chives, and season to taste. Ladle the stew into 4 bowls or large serving mugs, then top with the garlic yogurt and add a twist of black pepper. Scatter over the reserved chives and serve with the wedges.


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