Pumpkin Pork Stew

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Did you know guys yesterday was National Pumpkin Day?

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What are you saying? You knew that? And didn’t tell me? Well, that was very mean of you.

Indeed, if last year I tried to follow at least some days in the food month calendars, this year I’ve been out of this game.

I’m totally okay to miss most of those holidays (some of them sound just ridiculous to me). But there’re some days I’d love to contribute to as a food blogger. National Pumpkin Day was one of them. I mean, it’s almost like to miss a Lavender Day #Ben’sNightmare.

By the way, do we have a Lavender Day? If not, should we establish it?

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Perhaps, I should use this post as a reminder for some future food days I’ve got to participate.

  • National Oatmeal Day, on October, 29
  • National Deviled Egg Day, on November, 2
  • National Chicken Day, on November, 14
  • National Cookie Day, on December, 4
  • National Donut Day, on November, 5
  • National Ice Cream Day, on December, 13
  • National Maple Syrup Day, on December, 17

Well, at leat, I’ve already got the recipes and photographs for all this day. Now it’s important not to post them too early, haha.

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As you see, there’s no a single lavender day. But at least I have a legal right to make (and probably eat) some donuts. That’s not going to compensate me for this lack of lavender, but anyways.

In the meanwhile, I’ve brought this Pumpkin Pork Stew to you, folks. I hope this helps to excuse me for having missed National Pumpkin Day.

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I already mentioned in this Apple Sage Pork Stew that I made the pork two ways two days in a row. Don’t judge us, please. Pork cooked in a delicious pumpkin sauce with garlic, sage, smoked paprika, maple syrup, and a blend of spices is so soft and delicate. It has a subtle sweet aftertaste. I cannot say that it has a distinctive pumpkin taste so this stew won’t scare the folks who are not fond of pumpkins.

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I wasn’t thinking too long what kind of the side I would make to pair with this pork because sweet potatoes and pumpkins are meant to be together! And even though both sweet potatoes and pumpkin are sweet (surprise!), there’s no reason to be worry about. As I said, the flavors are balanced out with spices.

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So, if you’re looking for a comfort fall meal, this Pumpkin Pork Stew, perhaps, is a great option!

What about you, folks? Do you have some food days you’re waiting for? Would you take part in a Lavender Food Day if existed?

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Pumpkin Pork Stew

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 2-3 servings

Pumpkin Pork Stew it's a hearty fall meal. Meat cooked in the pumpkin puree, with garlic, ginger, smoked paprika, sage, and a blend of spices is tender and delicious!

Ingredients

    Pumpkin Pork Stew
  • 1 pound (+-) pork tenderloin or similar, cubed (2-3 cm cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups pumpkin puree (canned is OK)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry sage
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry chili flakes or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • a pinch of cloves
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • a pinch of cumin
    Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • cooking spray or oil
  • salt, to taste
  • smoked paprika, to taste
  • dry chilli, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add the pork and cook for about 5-6 minutes until golden color.
  2. Combine the pumpkin puree, garlic, maple syrup, all the dry herbs and seasoning. Transfer the sauce to a pan with the pork. Add water (1-2 cups) to fully cover the pork.
  3. Decrease the heat to low-medium and cook the pork, covered, adding more water when necessary, and stirring occasionally, for about an hour and 30-50 minutes or until soft and nice.
  4. In a meanwhile, preheat oven to 180-185 degrees C (360 degrees F). Place the sweet potatoes on a tray covered with parchment. Slightly spray with oil and season with the salt, chilli, and paprika. Roast for about 20-25 minutes or until tender from the inside and crispy from the outside.
  5. Serve the pork with the roasted sweet potatoes and a bit of the pumpkin sauce.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

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10 Thoughts on “Pumpkin Pork Stew

  1. I miss every single food holiday of every single year. My bad. I’m glad you didn’t miss pumpkin day and made this yummy fall recipe (especially with my fav smoked paprika in it). I have a small pumpkin from my CSA and I didn’t know what to do with it…until now…I’m gonna make some pork stew with it! BTW, I’ll sign your petition for declaring Lavender Day a national holiday.
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After recently posted…Homemade Jamaican Jerk BaconMy Profile

  2. I had no clue yesterday was national pumpkin day! Soooo, how mean of YOU not to tell me until now! ;) Speaking of national days, you should absolutely establish a lavender day! Anyways, this stew looks wonderful! Believe it or not, I have never had Pumpkin with Pork before! I know, where the heck have I been living? Obviously, I need to make this happen because it looks delish! Cheers, buddy! P.S. Thanks for sharing all the upcoming national food holidays!! <3
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary recently posted…Snickers Lava Mug CakeMy Profile

  3. Oh No – I missed National Pumpkin Day! And tomorrow is National Oatmeal day???? GAH – I am so so behind when it comes to food holidays! But you are right Ben – there’s no National Lavender Day – so yes – yes I think YOU should start one – unless you are on board with what David said!
    By the way – love your combo of those spices with pumpkin and maple in this hearty and delicious stew!
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan recently posted…Warm, Curried 3 Pepper SaladMy Profile

  4. Hey Ben! Yes I did knew and posted my pie recipe late on Sunday! hehehe but I am with you most of those National days just sound a bit weird to me… Devil egg day?? I mean who came up with these celebrations? somebody had a lot of time to kill I guess.. back to your pork recipe, looks totally delicious, well done! hugs!
    petitgourmetsd recently posted…Pumpkin and speculoos cookies butter pieMy Profile

  5. Wait. Why do we need a lavender day? You can make Lavender Oatmeal, Lavender Deviled Eggs, Lavender Chicken…and I’m sure you’ve already made Lavender Ice Cream and Lavender Maple Salad, right? :-) See…no need for lavender day when every day is already lavender day! Haha…I totally kid. Loving this pumpkin + pork combo here. This sounds like an incredible Autumn dinner!
    David @ Spiced recently posted…Oreo CheesecakeMy Profile

  6. What an absolutely gorgeous dish! I guess I missed National Pumpkin Day too, but seeing this recipe eases that pain. I want to celebrate each and every one of those other food days you listed- they all sound yummy to me!
    Sonali- The Foodie Physician recently posted…Dining with the Doc: No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Almond Granola BarsMy Profile

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