Slow-Cooked Pork Stew with Dumplings

4.3
(4) 4 Reviews
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
9
hr.
Servings

8 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

Homemade dumplings made with stuffing mix lend a savory surprise to this warm and creamy slow-cooker pork stew.

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  • Combine first 6 ingredients in slow cooker; cover with lid. Cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours (or on HIGH 4 hours). Discard bay leaves.
  • Mix eggs, stuffing mix and water; shape into 8 balls. Add cream cheese spread to slow cooker; stir until melted. Gently stir in stuffing balls; cook, covered, on HIGH 30 min.
  • Turn off slow cooker. Let stand 15 min. Serve stew and dumplings topped with chives.

Cooking Know-How

Taking the lid off your slow cooker for even just a minute reduces the heat and extends the cooking time. Lift the lid only if instructed to do so in the recipe.

How to Easily Shape the Stuffing Balls

Use moistened hands to shape the stuffing mixture into balls to help prevent it from sticking to your hands.

Slow-Cooker Size

Slow cookers come in a variety of sizes and shapes. For best results, use an oval 5-qt. slow cooker when preparing this recipe so the dumplings have room to expand, resulting in fluffier dumplings.

Servings

  • 8 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 310
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 125mg
Sodium 670mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Protein 28g
   
Vitamin A 90 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • kungfujimmychoo | Mon, Jan 12 2015 12:50 PM

    I cooked this in this crockpot per the recipe directions, not on the stove. I put in the dumplings and they did not fall apart nor was their flavor overwhelming. I'm not sure what happened with the other reviewers. The only thing I did different was add a couple cloves of fresh garlic. This will definitely be made again. We may try it with the pork flavored stuffing next time.

  • cassandra1974 | Wed, Jan 30 2013 9:35 AM

    Great slow cooker meal. After reading the other reviews I did not add the stuffing balls and I'm glad because the stew did not need it. Had great flavor without. The cream cheese gave it a hint of tanginess.

  • tindew | Tue, Dec 4 2012 6:28 AM

    The recipe concept is great!I used pork butt cut in cubes for much more flavor& texture meat needs a little fat to be good i also cooked this in top of stove in my big heavy dutch oven the stew needs to be simmering when you add the dumplings or they will fall apart I didnt have ang chive cream cheese spread so I added regular cream cheese( cubed it up first) & small chopped onion & 2 minced garlic Came out wonderful Everyone loved it

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