Slow-cooked Cuban Pork and sweet potato stew

A tasty and simple to make stew, perfect for the whole family. 

My method of cooking often tends to be ‘what do I have in the cupboard, can I make anything from it’! I had pork loin, lots of sweet potatoes, spring onions and an orange and this recipe came about! I love pork slow cooked, as it takes on such a lovely texture. I also really wanted to make something a bit more experimental to try out on my children, and they both ate this so well I was very pleased! I usually wouldn’t cook something like this without spice, but it was lovely just as it was. I have added extra green chilli to my own portion though.


My Recipe

Serves: 4-6
Syns: none
Healthy Extra:


  • 500g (approx.) sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 500g lean pork (I used loin), cubed
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • Orange zest (about half the orange)
  • 50ml of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • a few grinds of black pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • handful fresh coriander


  1. Put all of the ingredients apart from the lime juice and coriander into the slow cooker
  2. Cook on low for 7 hours, stir half way through if you can.
  3. Serve with fresh lime juice squeezed over the top and sprinkled with chopped coriander

Additional Info

Add in some chopped green chilli if you'd like a bit of spice! I love this with cous cous and green beans

2 Replies to "Slow-cooked Cuban Pork and sweet potato stew"

  • Maria 5th October 2016 (7:42 am)

    This looks like my kind of thing! But my husband isn’t a fan of sweet potatoes. Thoughts on swapping for regular potatoes?

    • theslimmingfoodie 14th October 2016 (8:57 am)

      Hi Maria, would your husband eat butternut squash? I think that would work too- I think the sweet potatoes give quite a lot of the flavour so I’m not sure if it would be a bit bland with normal potato. You could perhaps try adding in some carrot and then padding it out with black beans 🙂