Print Recipe

Pork Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings




  • 1 (1 1/2 pound) pork roast shoulder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes, cut up

Cornmeal Dumplings

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Cut pork into 1-inch cubes. In a large skillet brown pork and garlic in hot oil. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in slow cooker combine carrots, potatoes, water, tapioca, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, thyme, salt, nutmeg, and pepper. Stir in browned meat and undrained tomatoes.
  3. Cover; cook on LOW for 9 to 11 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours. If stew was cooked on LOW, turn slow cooker to HIGH.
  4. Prepare cornmeal dumplings. Remove bay leaves. Stir stew; drop dumplings by tablespoonsful onto stew.
  5. Cover; cook for 50 minutes more (DO NOT LIFT COVER). Sprinkle dumplings with cheese.
  6. Cornmeal Dumplings: In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, the 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, cornmeal, baking powder and pepper.
  7. Combine beaten egg, milk, and oil. Add to flour mixture; stir with a fork just until combined.

Yield: 6 servings


Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.