Like That? Try This! Spicy Pork Crock Pot Stew

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Hi friends! Can I get an “UGH IT’S MONDAY!” from the audience? I’m having a rough Monday so this post may be a bit short. I also have a batch of cupcakes to decorate, an angel food cake to prepare, some cookies and key lime bars to make, dinner to assemble and articles to write! However, I will share a few photos of where I spent my weekend.

Can you imagine my sadness today having to leave it? Charleston is my HAPPY place and I hate leaving every single time. I mean, I just want to move there already! I’ve already found the perfect home!

Just a simple home for 2, right on the beach…ahhh. What a dream. Anyone have 2.9 million I can borrow?

While I daydream about this house and work on my 1000 recipes, I’ll leave you with this incredible spicy pulled pork stew recipe.

Do you like chicken tortilla soup? Well, you’ve GOT TO TRY THIS then! The flavors are similar, but the pulled pork gives the dish more depth and thickness and the fresh chopped cilantro, spicy jalapeno and avocado add just the right amount of spice and fresh, authentic flavor. Trust me, if you like that, you’ll love this :)

I’m a huge fan of Mexican flavors and this stew combines them all in perfect harmony. Plus, pulled pork and chunks of stewed veggies? Is there anything better?

Although the veggies, the spice and the pork give this dish depth, flavor and hearty chunks, what really makes it is the addition of the fresh cilantro.

I did a poll on my Facebook page and it seems most of you love this herb as much as I do! How can you hate something so beautiful, is what I want to know!

Now, no dish is complete without a cocktail pairing! Spicy dishes like this pair PERFECTLY with bubbly, fizzy drinks. My hubs and I enjoyed this stew with a few glasses of Scharffenberger brut rose.

The sweet and fizzy flavor paired wonderfully with the spicy stew.

For the DELICIOUS pulled pork stew recipe, check out my article on Chef Mom!

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  1. Posted by Lacy @ NYCityEats on
    Monday, March 12th, 2012
    Wow this looks thick & delicious! And I'm totally jealous of your weekend getaway! I need some beach, sun and a boat or two if I can get it. :) Wonderful recipe!
  2. Posted by Isabelle Boucher on
    Monday, March 12th, 2012
    Oh, I so totally want a bowl of this right now... I'm also having one of those ugh-it's-Monday days, and now it's raining outside. Days like today totally call for a giant bowl of warm, cozy stew.
  3. Posted by Kiri W. on
    Monday, March 12th, 2012
    Looks delicious, and oh, would I love to be on a boat instead of at the lab... this is not my best Monday....
  4. Posted by Emily @ Life on Food on
    Monday, March 12th, 2012
    Can we share that house?  My goodness it is gorgeous!  I just got back from vacation too and it has been a rough day.
  5. Posted by Jeff on
    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
    Is nom considered a word yet? Because that is seriously nom nom! I love the size of the jalapenos in there!
  6. Posted by Erin on
    Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
    Wish I had he money to loan you...maybe if we split it :)
    This stew looks incredible, love tortilla soup!