Chunky Pork and Sausage Stew
This hearty southwestern stew
is chunky with pork, sausage, and beans.
1 lb. boneless pork country-style ribs,
cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1/2 lb. fully cooked smoked sausage,
cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 C. chopped onion
1 C. chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 C. beer (room temperature), or water
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in 4-qt. crock pot.
Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8-10 hours
until pork is tender.
Serve from the crock pot directly over hot cooked rice,
with cornbread or
with corn tortillas,
and accompany with celery and carrot sticks.
Garnish with a dollop of sour cream
and chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.