035 - Drunken Pork Stew in Red Wine


035 - Drunken Pork Stew in Red Wine

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Drunken Pork Stew in Red Wine

1 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch chunks
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
1 cup red wine
1 cup tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 bay leaves
2 cups cooked rice or orzo

1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 275°F. Season meat generously with salt and pepper and toss with mustard to coat. Heat oil in Dutch oven over high heat until shimmering, add the meat and sear it on all sides until well browned, about 8 minutes total. When meat is nearly finished browning, reduce heat to medium, and push meat off to the sides of the pan. Add onion and garlic to the center of the pan. Sauté until onions and garlic start soften and become translucent, about 4 minutes.
2. Add red wine, raise heat to medium-high and scrape browned bits from the bottom of the pan using a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 minute before adding tomato juice, cayenne, oregano, nutmeg and bay leaves. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper, as needed. 3. Return to a boil. Then, cover and transfer to the oven to cook until fork-tender, about 4 hours. When meat is tender, remove from the oven, discard bay leaves and serve immediately with rice or orzo.