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Mushrrom Pork Stew in an orange bowl with peas

Quick and Easy Caramelized Mushroom & Pork Stew Recipe

This comforting Mushroom Pork Stew is full of earthy flavors and fresh ingredients. Super hearty and oh-so-delicious, it's a quick and easy pork stew recipe that will become a family favorite!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food recipes for fall and winter, recipes with pork
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 343 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein

Ingredients

  • olive oil for the pan
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups onion, diced or sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 pounds Crimini or Button mushrooms, washed and dried, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup medium dry sherry
  • 1 1/3 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/3 cup vegetable stock (meat stock can be used too)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Coat the bottom of a large sauté pan (12-inch, at least) with olive oil and place it over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring from time to time, until the onions are soft, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add a bit more oil, to be sure the bottom of the pan is well coated, turn the heat to high and add about half of the mushrooms. Once they begin to brown, add the other half, and continue to sauté until they're golden and tender, about 10 minutes total. Now deglaze the pan by drizzling the sherry over the mushrooms and quickly stirring with a wooden spatula, scraping anything that’s stuck to the bottom off and into the mixture.

  4. Season the pieces of pork with salt and pepper and add them to the pan. Mix and add the stock. Once the pieces are cooked through — about 5 minutes — add the peas and cream.

  5. Season generously with salt and pepper to taste, and cook for another couple minutes, just to be sure all of the ingredients are blended and hot. (Here's How to Season to Taste.)
  6. Serve over rice, pasta or a toasted baguette.