Friday, May 17, 2013

Ground Pork & Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk

Ground Beef & Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk

This is a slow cooker meal, but I decided to use the stove top for this one. It was pretty yummy, I gotta say. K ate almost half an adult portion, so I'm pretty impressed. Hubby thought it was too sweet so he (as usual) doused it with some hot sauce. No worries. I had a feeling it'd be hard to get him to eat anything with sweet potatoes in it anyway.

Ground Pork & Sweet Potato Stew with Coconut Milk
(serves 6-8 divided into 2 bags)

  • 1 - 1 1/4 lbs lean ground pork
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsps packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp garlic chili sauce
  • 2 tsps minced ginger
  • 2 tsps minced garlic
  • 1 400ml (13.5oz) can of coconut milk

  1. Divide all ingredients, EXCEPT the coconut milk, into two separate freezer bags. Lay flat to freeze. Defrost in the fridge overnight the day before cooking.
  2. Dump everything from one bag into a large pot. Bring to a boil. Break up the meat using a spatula. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Stir in 1/2 can of coconut milk. Simmer for another 10 minutes with the lid off.
  4. Serve with hot rice.

Slow cooker method: Just dump everything into the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until potatoes are done. Stir in the coconut milk and cook on low for another 30 minutes before serving on rice.

September 27 Update: better when simmered with the coconut milk afterwards for only 10 minutes is enough.