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Slow Cooker Pork with Greens and Beans


Spice rub:
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

2 pounds pork shoulder, visible fat removed

3 cloves garlic, halved
1 cup chicken stock, low sodium
1 (14.5-ounce) can low-sodium diced tomatoes
2 (14.5-ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups escarole or kale, chopped
1/2 cup pepitas


Prepare the spice rub by combining the chili powder, red pepper and salt.

Rub over the pork shoulder 1 hour before cooking or the night before.

Refrigerate the meat until ready to cook.

Place the pork in a slow cooker with the garlic.

Pour the stock over the meat. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

Remove the lid and break up the meat into large chunks.

Add the diced tomatoes, beans and kale. Cook for another hour.

Before serving, toast the pepitas in a dry skillet.

Serve the stew warm, topped with the pepitas.

Makes 8 one cup servings with 1 tablespoon pepitas as a garnish.
(Note: Calories will be lower is you leave out the pepitas!)
Nutrition Info
• Calories: 286, Protein: 26 grams, Fat: 16 grams, Carbohydrates: 12 grams

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