Ancho Tamarind Pork Stew

Ancho Tamarind Pork Stew

Preparation Time15 mins Cooking Time135 mins Makes 6 servings

Enjoy the hot, bold flavor of our Ancho Tamarind Pork Stew. This pork recipe combines ancho chili peppers with a medley of spices that add a kick to every bite.

Nutritional Information


550 (1 serving)

Calories from Fat

280 (1 serving)

Total Fat

31g (1 serving)

Saturated Fat

10g (1 serving)


145mg (1 serving)


1060mg (1 serving)

Total Carbs

21g (1 serving)

Dietary Fiber

2g (1 serving)


15g (1 serving)


44g (1 serving)


6% (1 serving)


15% (1 serving)

Vitamin C

35% (1 serving)

Vitamin A

15% (1 serving)

Ingredients List
  1. 1/2 cup boiling water
  2. 1 dried ancho chili peppers
  3. 2 Tbsp. margarine, divided
  4. 3 lbs. boneless pork shoulder, cut into stew cubes
  5. 1 large onion, chopped
  6. 1 tsp. cumin seed
  7. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  8. 2 cups tamarind nectar
  9. 1 can (6 oz.) pineapple juice
  10. 2 Knorr® Chicken flavored Bouillon Cube(s)



1. Pour boiling water over ancho chili pepper; let stand covered 10 minutes. Process pepper with water in blender or mini food processor; set aside.

2. Heat 1 Tbsp. margarine in deep large skillet and cook 1/2 of the pork over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 4 minutes. Remove pork from skillet and repeat with remaining margarine and pork; set aside.

3. Stir onion into same skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in cumin and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Stir in ancho puree and cook, stirring occasionally 2 minutes. Stir in tamarind nectar, pineapple juice, Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon Cubes, and pork. Simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 1 hour. Partially remove cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pork is tender, about 1 hour. Garnish, if desired, with chopped cilantro.