This Moroccan Pork Stew bursts with rustic and earthy flavors, and you would never believe how quick and easy it is to make! This stew can be cooked and put on the table within just 20 minutes, with absolutely no compromise on the flavor.
The Moroccan Spice Mix for the Pork Stew:
This Moroccan stew uses a spice mix that includes paprika, ginger, cinnamon, salt and pepper, and the most noticeable flavor- cumin. Cumin is traditionally an Indian spice used commonly in many different types of curry, and adds a unique warm, nutty, and earthy flavor and aroma to foods. If you would like to add even more authentic Moroccan flavor, add turmeric for color and some all spice to add a sweetness to your dish.
Why Use Pork?
Traditionally, pork is not the go-to meat used in Moroccan cooking due to Morocco being home to the religion of Islam, where the consumption of pork is forbidden. It is used in this dish as it pairs incredibly well with the Moroccan spice mix, however, you can substitute it for beef or even chicken mince if you’d prefer.
Serve this flavorsome dish on a bed of fluffy couscous mixed with roasted vegetables, and say goodbye to those long nights of cooking tirelessly after work hours.
Moroccan Minced Pork Stew
- 500 g pork mince
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp fresh finely chopped ginger
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 carrots sliced into thin strips
- 1 green pepper deseeded and sliced
- 410 g tin tomatoes crushed, keep the juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place a heavy-based saucepan on medium heat, add the mince, paprika, ginger, cumin and cinnamon. Stir fry for about 5 to 6 minutes.
- Add the onion, carrot, green pepper, and tomatoes with juice.
- Stir until boiling, lower heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or longer.
- Season to taste, you can add more spices if needed.