Caramelized Mushroom Pork Stew Recipe -- This comforting stew is full of earthy flavors, it’s super hearty, and oh-so delicious. You won’t believe how quick and easy it is!

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
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 345 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein


  • olive oil for the pan
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup onion, medium dice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 pounds crimini mushrooms, washed, dried & thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/3 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Coat the bottom of a large sauté pan (12-inch, at least) with olive oil and place it over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the pieces of pork with salt and pepper and add about half of them to the pan when it’s hot. (You should hear a sizzling sound when they hit the pan — if you don’t, wait.) Once the pieces are nicely browned and cooked through — about 5 minutes — remove them from the pan and add them to a large bowl. Repeat with the remaining pork, adding more oil to the pan if necessary.
  3. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and turn the heat to medium. Cook, stirring from time to time, until the onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the oregano and thyme and stir.
  4. 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’re beginning to brown, add the other half, and continue to sauté until all of them are nicely caramelized and tender, about 15 minutes total. Now deglaze the pan by drizzling the wine over the mushrooms and quickly stirring with a wooden spoon or spatula, scraping any thing that’s stuck to the bottom off and into the mixture.

  5. Return the pork to the pan, along with the peas and half and half.
  6. 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.)
  7. Serve over rice, pasta or a toasted baguette.