How to make a tasty pork and sweet potato stew

If you are like me, you get pretty chilly on these early autumn evenings. This pork and sweet potato stew by Reisa of Momma Lew’s blog is a perfect meal to make on a cool fall night.  Be sure and visit Momma Lew’s blog for more of Reisa’s amazing recipes!

And the best part is that this delectable pork and sweet potato stew is a one-pot meal!

 pork and sweet potato stew

One Pot Spicy Pork and Sweet Potato Stew


You’re going to love this delicious stew with its unique blend of pork, sweet potatoes, and a medley of spices

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Servings 3


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1¼ lb pork tenderloin, cut into 1” cubes
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 14-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped, divided



Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add red onion, celery, and garlic. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring frequently until the veggies soften and develop a bit of color, approximately 3-4 minutes.


Add pork tenderloin and sweet potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat begins to brown, around 2-3 minutes.


Add black beans and spices and stir to combine. Cook for another 30 seconds, or just until the spices become fragrant. Taste and season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.


Add crushed tomatoes and chicken stock and increase heat to high. Bring to boil, and then reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until pork is cooked through and the sweet potatoes are fork-tender, approximately 13-15 minutes.


Remove from heat and discard bay leaves. Stir in 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired.


Top with remaining fresh parsley for garnish and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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