Pork & Cactus Crockpot Stew

Pork & Cactus Crockpot Stew

Recipe by Joanna C.

Joanna brought this to the cactus and succulents Pinterest party here in Ridgecrest, CA this month and it is not on Pinterest and so darn good that I got the recipe from her and am putting this post up and then pinning in to Pinterest. Great flavor and everything tastes super good together.

Ingredients needed:

Black Beans


I used 4 thick cut pork chops, cut into bite-sized chunks.

Cut pork chops and cook in skillet. Drain liquid, add about a tbs of Crisco to brown the meat a bit.

Pepper the meat while cooking. While meat is cooking, drain and rinse the cactus, the corn, and the beans. Add to meat and mix well.

I used roasted Anaheim chilies, de-veined and cut into small bits.

I typically add the cactus first, chili second, beans, then corn last. But really, it would probably turn out well if all was mixed at once. 

I've also used fresh ingredients, but the canned stuff works well and is quick and easy.

Oh, and don't add anything other than pepper to the meat until the meat is cooked through.

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