Sausage and Pork Bites with Carrots and Potatoes

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This is a heart-warming recipe for pork bites and sausage stew with carrots and potatoes. Great for a winter evening with a glass of wine in front of a fireplace.

Sausage and Pork Bites with Carrots and Potatoes

Another recipe with pork in such a short time? Yes, being a true pork lover I love to have my portion of this lovely meat every now and then. As I really loved the result of my pork bites with peppers and Feta, I thought I could bring some different ingredients into play.

Sausage and Pork Bites with Carrots and Potatoes

It’s still winter where I live so barbecue is kind of out of the question. The next best thing to do with pork is pass it on a frying pan and use some herbs and vegetables.

Sausage and Pork Bites with Carrots and Potatoes

The kind of sausages you will use makes a big difference. I would recommend some “hard” Italian sausages as they should not dissolve when you cook them. They are quite aromatic with herbs and spices and they complete the pork bites.

Sausage and Pork Bites with Carrots and Potatoes

The choice is yours for your favourite sausages. Just don’t use Frankfurters please! It will be such a waste of a meal.

Sausage and Pork Bites with Carrots and Potatoes

Sausage and Pork Bites with Carrots and Potatoes
This is a heart-warming recipe for pork bites and sausage stew with carrots and potatoes. Great for a winter evening with a glass of wine in front of a fireplace.
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Cuisine: Greek
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 2 pork steaks from shoulder or neck.
  • 2 large Italian sausages (~ 300 gr, 10 oz).
  • 1 large onion coarsely chopped.
  • 1 leek coarsely sliced.
  • 2 carrots sliced.
  • 1 celery stick coarsely sliced.
  • 2-3 potatoes cut in large cubes.
  • ~ ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil.
  • A bunch of fresh thyme.
  • A bunch of fresh oregano.
  • 2 cups of chicken broth.
  • ½ cup of white wine.
  • Salt and ground pepper.
Instructions
  1. Cut the steaks in cubes and slice the sausages in ~ 1 inch pieces.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan on medium to high heat. Cook the sausages and pork cubes until they get brown, ~ 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Let the juices reduce and add the wine. Cook until the alcohol evaporates, ~ 5 minutes.
  3. In a large cooking pot, add 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat. Add the potatoes and fry them for ~ 10 minutes. Give a good stir from time to time.
  4. Add the carrots, onion, celery and leek. Continue frying for a few minutes until the leek and onion start getting soft. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the fried pork and sausages to the pot. Add the (hot) chicken broth and make sure it covers all the ingredients. Add the bunch of herbs as they are, don't chop them.
  6. Reduce the heat to low-medium and cook for ~ 45 minutes until the juices have reduced and the potatoes have been cooked.
  7. Serve warm with nice bread and Feta cheese on the side.
  8. Bon appetit!
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