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Pork Stew With Chick Peas

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Ingredients
  Dried mushrooms 1⁄2 Ounce
  Warm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Nonstick cooking spray 2 Tablespoon
  Boneless lean pork butt 3⁄4 Pound, cut into 1 inch cubes
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 Small, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Marsala/Port/other sweet red wine 3 Tablespoon
  Low sodium chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1
  Dried rosemary 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chickpeas 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked and drained
  Mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound, quartered
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Directions

In a small bowl, soak the dried mushrooms in the warm water about 1/2 hour.
Remove from the soaking liquid, reserving both the mushrooms and the liquid.
Coat a heavy 10 inch skillet with the cooking spray.
Coat the pork cubes with the flour, shaking off any excess, then brown on all sides over moderate heat about 10 minutes.
Transfer the pork to a bowl and reserve.
In the same skillet, cook the onion and garlic, uncovered, over moderate heat until soft about 5 minutes.
Return the pork to the skillet and add the Marsala, chicken broth, bay leaf, rosemary, pepper, soaked mushrooms, and 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid.
Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the chick peas and simmer 35 minutes longer.
Just before the end of the 35 minute cooking period, coat a heavy 7 inch skillet with the cooking spray.
Add the fresh mushrooms and brown lightly about 2 minutes.
Add the mushrooms to the pork and cook the stew 10 minutes longer.
Stir in the lemon juice.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stewed
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Healthy

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