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Chilean Pork Stew (Estofado) Recipe
Chilean Pork Stew (Estofado) Recipe

A delicious and traditional Chilean pork stew recipe (estofado) to enjoy in any season with the whole family, made with fresh and traditional ingredients.

How to make Pork “Estofado”?

The Chilean pork stew recipe is as simple to prepare as its result is delicious, a natural and very nutritious stew in which all the ingredients come together and cook together for just 30 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Category: Stews
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 350
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Homemade Pork Stew Recipe

Ingredients

  • 500 g pork pulp
  • 500 g diced potatoes
  • 200 ml white wine
  • 100 ml tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced ​​lengthwise
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Preparation

  1. In a large pot, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, heat over medium-high heat, and add the chopped pork, season with salt and pepper to taste and add the fresh oregano, paprika, and stir with a wooden spoon to combine everything.
  2. Add the sliced onion, sliced carrot, chopped red bell pepper, celery sticks, diced tomato, fresh parsley, tomato sauce, and stir everything to integrate aromas and flavors.
  3. Add the diced potatoes, pour in the white wine, and cover the preparation with freshly boiled water, just to the edge of the ingredients, gently stir to integrate, bring to a boil, and maintain over medium-high heat for about 30 minutes.
  4. Serve the pork stew in a deep plate immediately, piping hot, topped with freshly chopped cilantro and optionally with a whole golden chili.

What is pork pulp?

Pork pulp is a cut of meat extracted from the upper part of the animal’s hind leg and lacks bone, with a mild flavor and tremendous versatility in Chilean cuisine.

Additional Tips

  • If using frozen meat, make sure to thaw it completely before cooking, as well as the other ingredients.
  • It is preferable to use freshly chopped vegetables in the preparation, which will significantly affect their flavor.

Did you know?

Pork is known in various places in Latin America as “chancho,” “puerco,” or “lechón,” and its stew is a typical preparation in various countries adapted to local ingredients.

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