Pork and Pepper Stew

  • 15MINS
  • 1HR
  • 248KCAL

A simple stew packed with tender pork, fresh veggies and warming paprika, ideal for chilly nights on a slimming or Weight Watchers diet!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories248
  • Carbs18g
  • Protein28g
  • Fat5.1g
  • Saturates1.4g
  • Sugars16g

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A simple, hearty stew that’s packed with fresh vegetables and tender lean pork. We love how bright and colourful this stew looks when it’s served up, and it’s so versatile you could serve it with whatever you like: creamy mash, fluffy boiled rice or even an extra pile of steamed veggies!

With a hint of warming paprika and sweet peppers, this fuss free, family friendly recipe will soon become one of your favourites for a tasty weeknight dinner.

There’s nothing better than making up a big batch of one of your favourite meals, ready to grab from the freezer for dinner in a pinch. This Pork and Pepper Stew is the ideal Batch Cook recipe because it freezes really well.

What diets is this Pork and Pepper Stew recipe suitable for?

Pork and Pepper Stew is suitable for dairy free and gluten free diets, but you should take care to ensure the stock cubes are gluten free.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Pork and Pepper Stew recipe?

  • This Pork and Pepper Stew recipe is worth 5 Points per portion if you’re on WW Green.
  • This Pork and Pepper Stew recipe is worth 5 Points per portion if you’re on WW Blue.
  • This Pork and Pepper Stew recipe is worth 5 Points per portion if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Pork and Pepper Stew?

Nope! We’ve used simple, easy to find ingredients in this recipe so you should be able to pick them up in most supermarkets!

How many calories are in this Pork and Pepper Stew recipe?

There are 246 calories per portion in this Pork and Pepper Stew recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Spray the pan with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 2

Fry the pork strips over a medium to high heat for 3-4 minutes, until sealed. Empty onto a plate and leave to one side.

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Step 3

Give the pan another spray of low calorie cooking spray and sauté the onions and peppers for 7-8 minutes, until soft.

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Step 4

Return the pork to the pan, and add the garlic and paprika and continue cooking for 1 minute, then add the tomato puree, tinned tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and stock.

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Step 5

Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Step 6

After 30 minutes, add the green beans and oregano.

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Step 7

Cook, uncovered for another 15 minutes, until the beans are tender.

Step 8

Add a good grind of black pepper and serve with your choice of accompaniment. We love it with creamy mash!

Pork and Pepper Stew - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Pork and Pepper Stew?

This super versatile stew can be served with an accompaniment of your choice, it goes really well with pretty much anything! Try one of the following for inspiration:

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How do you know when Pork and Pepper Stew is cooked?

You’ll need to cook this Pork and Pepper Stew until the pork is cooked through and the beans are soft. This will take around an hour in total.

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe!

How long can you keep Pork and Pepper Stew in the fridge?

Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours.

You can store any leftovers of this Pork and Pepper Stew in the fridge for around 3 days. Make sure that you allow them to cool before putting them in a container with a lid and chilling in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze Pork and Pepper Stew?

YES you can freeze this recipe! If you do, then remember to do the following:

  • Allow it to cool and then freeze as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Place in a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Add a label with the recipe name and what date you froze it (no one likes mystery meat!)

How do I reheat Pork and Pepper Stew?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 3-4 minutes until piping hot, stirring halfway.

From frozen: Allow to defrost thoroughly overnight, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes until piping hot, stirring halfway.

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Pork and Pepper Stew

A simple stew packed with tender pork, fresh veggies and warming paprika, ideal for chilly nights on a slimming or Weight Watchers diet!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR
  • KCals 248
  • Carbs 18G
  • WW Points:
  • 5 Green
  • 5 Blue
  • 5 Purple

Ingredients

  • 400 g lean pork steaks cut into strips
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 peppers any colour
  • 150 g green beans
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • handful of fresh oregano
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 500 ml boiling water to make the chicken stock
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Spray the pan with low calorie cooking spray.
  2. Fry the pork strips over a medium to high heat for 3-4 minutes, until sealed. Empty onto a plate and leave to one side.
  3. Give the pan another spray of low calorie cooking spray and sauté the onions and peppers for 7-8 minutes, until soft.
  4. Return the pork to the pan, and add the garlic and paprika and continue cooking for 1 minute, then add the tomato puree, tinned tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and stock.
  5. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, add the green beans and oregano.
  7. Cook, uncovered for another 15 minutes, until the beans are tender.
  8. Add a good grind of black pepper and serve with your choice of accompaniment. We love it with creamy mash!

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PaulineTuesday 2nd March 2021

Can I used left over cooked pork from
My Sunday roast for this ? X

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    HollyWednesday 3rd March 2021

    Hi Pauline, yes if you have pork that’s already cooked you could skip the first few steps and add it in step 6 when you add the green beans make sure it is heated through before serving, hope that helps!

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Miss KendallTuesday 23rd February 2021

Could this pork and pepper stew be cooked in a slower cooker?

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    HollyThursday 25th February 2021

    Hey Emma, had a look at our article HERE for how to convert recipes for the slow cooker, hope it helps!

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