Ancho Tamarind Pork Stew

Ancho Tamarind Pork Stew

Enjoy the hot, bold flavor of our Ancho Tamarind Pork Stew. This pork recipe combines ancho chili peppers with a medley of spices that add a kick to every bite you take.

  • Recipe Serves: 6
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 2 hr 15 min


  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 dried ancho chili peppers
  • 2 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread, divided
  • 3 lbs. boneless pork shoulder, cut into stew cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin seed
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups tamarind nectar
  • 1 can (6 oz.) pineapple juice
  • 2 Knorr® Chicken flavored Bouillon Cube(s)


  1. Pour boiling water over ancho chili pepper; let stand covered 10 minutes. Process pepper with water in blender or mini food processor; set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon Country Crock® Spread in deep large skillet and cook 1/2 of the pork over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 4 minutes. Remove pork from skillet and repeat with remaining Spread and pork; set aside.
  3. Stir onion into same skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in cumin and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Stir in ancho puree and cook, stirring occasionally 2 minutes. Stir in tamarind nectar, pineapple juice, Knorr® Chicken flavor Bouillon Cubes, and pork. Simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 1 hour. Partially remove cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until pork is tender, about 1 hour. Garnish, if desired, with chopped cilantro.
Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Portion 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 550
Calories from Fat 280
Total Fat 31 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 145 mg
Sodium 1060 mg
Total Carbs 21 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 15 g
Protein 44 g
Vitamin A 15 %
Vitamin C 35 %
Calcium 6 %
Iron 15 %