Slow Cooker Pork Stew with Apples and Lime

This pork stew is comforting and warm but with bright apples and lime! For ease, it's made right in your slow cooker.


– 2 tablespoons olive oil – 3 to 4 pounds trimmed boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch pieces – Salt – Pepper – 1 large white onion, chopped – 4 large apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped – 1 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes – 1 bay leaf – Pinch of ground cloves – ¼ cup lime juice – 4 cups chicken stock – 1/2 cup sour cream – ¼ cup chopped cilantro – Steamed rice for serving


Preheat your skillet

In a large, heavy bottom skillet heat the oil over medium high heat.


 Lightly season the pork with salt and pepper. Add the pork to the skillet and sear on all sides. Do this in batches if necessary to make sure you can brown the pork in a single layer. Remove to a plate.


Add the pork, onion, apples, bay leaf, cloves, lime juice, and pork to your slow cooker. Stir to distribute ingredients evenly. Pour in enough of the chicken stock to cover the pork.


Cook on low in slow cooker for 6-8 hours.


Before serving, add sour cream and chopped cilantro to a food processor. Process until cilantro is smooth.


Serve stew over rice and with a drizzle of the cilantro cream sauce. This makes excellent leftovers!