Recipe of the Week:  Winter Hearty Stew

The following Winter Hearty Stew recipe is from SurvivalBlog reader Richard T.

  • Instant Pot or pressure cooker
  • stock pot and strainer for noodles
  • skillet for sauteing onions
  • 1 smoked pork hock (Easter ham trimmings, bacon, salt pork are good alternatives)
  • 27 oz can of Southern Style mustard greens (or any fresh greens, but they must be chopped)
  • 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion
  • 1 – 8 oz can of mushroom pieces and stems
  • 2 cups of dried black-eye peas (or canned black-eye peas)
  • egg noodles
  • Frank’s hot sauce (optional)
  • salt & black peppercorns (to taste)

The Countdown to Dinner:

    • Hour 1-2
      • Pressure cook pork hock in 4 cups of water.
    • Hour 2-5
      • release pressure
      • separate bones and grizzle from and meat
        • (retain bones for bone broth)
      • crush meat with potatoe masher (optional)
      • add 1 cup of black-eyed peas, 3 tbs hot sauce, peppercorns, salt.
      • Return to pressure cooker
    • Hour 5-6
      • Saute onion in oil while releasing pressure
      • open pressure cooker
      • mash peas and meat in the pot
      • strain greens and mushrooms well and add all and sauteed onions to pot.
      • Add 2nd cup (or can) of black-eyed peas.
      • Add can of crushed tomatoes
      • continue to cook on a low heat
    • Hour 6
      • cook noodles and strain
      • serve noodles in bowls
      • add stew on top

After Hour 6, the stew is ready to enjoy.

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