1poundpork stew meat or pork loin or loin chopscut into 1" cube
2cupscubed and peeled sweet potato
1green bell peppercored, seeded and chopped
1onionpeeled and diced
2tsppaprika or ground red pepper
If you plan ahead, soak the beans overnight covered in water. If you don't start until mid afternoon, cover the beans with a few inches of water, bring to a boil, turn off the heat and let the beans soak for an hour with the lid on.
Drain the soaked beans.
Cook the beans in the 8 cups of water with the onion, bay leaf, celery top, garlic clove and cinnamon stick until tender, about 1 1/2 hours unless your beans are really old. Reserve 4 cups of the cooking liquid and drain the beans. Discard the vegetables, bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
Making the Stew
In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat and brown the cubed pork all over.
Add the sweet potato, onion, green pepper, garlic and salt. Cook until the onions are translucent and soft, about 12-15 minutes.
Add the paprika and stir in. Then add the cooked beans and the reserved 4 cups of liquid from cooking the beans. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered about an hour, stirring periodically.
Caribbean Red Bean and Pork Stew https://cheapcooking.com/caribbean-red-bean-and-pork-stew/ October 17, 2011