Tasty Pork and Potato Stew

Satisfying comfort food, that is good for everyone in the family and easy to prepare


  • 30 ml Cooking oil (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 kg Stewing pork with bones, cut into chunks
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 Celery sticks, thickly sliced
  • 2 large carrots, thickly sliced
  • 5 ml ground ginger (1 teaspoon)
  • 20 ml ground coriander (4 teaspoons)
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 500 ml Chicken or vegetable stock (2 cups)
  • 410 g Butter beans, drained (1 tin)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Heat half the oil in a large pot and fry the meat in batches until golden brown. Remove pork and set aside.

Heat the remaining oil in the same pot. Fry onions, potatoes, celery and carrots with ginger, coriander and bay leaves for a few minutes.

Add stock and meat and simmer with a lid for 1½ hours or until the meat is tender.

Add beans and simmer with a lid for another 15 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot with rice, pasta, pap, or samp.

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