Chipotle Pork Stew

Chipotle Pork Stew

Serves 10


A note about dairy: When served without cheese, this recipe is dairy free.

1 ½ cups raw butternut squash, peeled and seeded, diced into ½" chunks or smaller
2 tbsp. Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
½ cup diced red onion
1 large jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and finely minced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
4 tsp. Kowalski's Chipotle Chile Powder
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. Kowalski's Dried Oregano
1 tsp. Kowalski's Ground Cumin
½ tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. freshly ground Kowalski's Black Peppercorns
½ tsp. instant espresso powder
4 cups gluten-free chicken broth
28 oz. canned crushed tomatoes
½ lb. Kowalski's Signature Kansas City Style BBQ Pulled Pork (from the Meat Department)
15 oz. canned Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
- garnishes, to taste: shredded Monterey Jack cheese, finely diced red onion and fresh cilantro
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  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Toss squash with about ½ of the oil.
  3. Spread squash in an even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet; roast in preheated oven until squash is dark on the edges and just tender (about 20 min.).
  4. Remove roasted squash from oven; set aside.
  5. Heat remaining oil in a large, deep pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, jalapeño and garlic; cook until soft and onion is translucent (6-9 min.).
  6. Add next 8 ingredients (through espresso powder); cook and stir until fragrant (1-2 min.).
  7. Stir in broth.
  8. Add roasted squash and next 4 ingredients (through corn); bring to a boil.
  9. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, until beans are tender and stew is thoroughly hot (about 20 min.).
  10. Garnish individual servings to taste.


Tasty Tips:

  • This recipe features plenty of heat from fresh jalapeño and chipotle chile powder to contrast the sweetness of the BBQ meats, tomatoes, corn and squash. If you're wary of the spice level, start with ½ the amount of fresh or dried peppers called for and work your way up, tasting until your desired flavor balance is achieved.
  • Diced smoked and uncured sausage is a great substitute for the pulled pork in this recipe. Look for a range of varieties, including Kielbasa and Andouille, in the Meat Department.
  • When in season, use fresh sweet corn in this recipe rather than frozen.