Transylvania Pork Stew
25 min
07 hrs 55 min



2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 1/4 pounds lean pork stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, sliced

2 cups baby-cut carrots

1 cup frozen whole kernel corn

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with chile peppers, undrained


1 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

3 tablespoons cold water


Chili powder, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add pork and onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes or until browned. Place in slow cooker.

  2. STEP 2

    Add carrots and corn to slow cooker. Sprinkle chili powder, cumin and garlic powder over ingredients. Add diced tomatoes; stir until combined. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7-9 hours, or on High heat setting 3-4 hours or until pork is fork tender.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 450°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine flour and cheese in bowl; cut in 1/3 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water with fork just until flour is moistened. Shape into ball; flatten slightly.

  5. STEP 5

    Roll out ball of dough on lightly floured surface to 12-inch circle. Cut out shapes using 4- to 5-inch bat cookie cutter. Sprinkle with chili powder, if desired. Place onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned.

  6. STEP 6

    Spoon stew into individual serving bowls; top with pastry bat.

Tip #1

Look for stew meat at the meat department of your grocery store. It’s often pieces of meat that have been trimmed away when cutting pork roasts or chops or cut-up pork sirloin. The tougher pieces of pork tenderize when cooked slowly in liquid such as in a stew.


32Fat (mg)
105Cholesterol (mg)
700Sodium (mg)
36Carbohydrates (g)
5Dietary Fiber
25Protein (g)


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  March 06, 2012

Easy to make, and everyone liked it. I skipped the bat-shaped pastry and just served it with rolls.

— says Klayter M.
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