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Mexican Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

“Easy peasy chicken breezy” I must have heard that phrase 50 times today. I’m up working in Montana for work for a few days and I love it. It’s a different place up here but a good different. As I sit here in the hotel room it’s comforting knowing that my boys had a great meal tonight for dinner even though I was no where to be found. They are munching on this stew. I premade it this weekend so all my husband had to do was dump it in the crockpot and press on as he left and tackled the daycare/school drop off today. I hope you enjoy it and are able to use some of those green chiles you see popping up in stores! It is so simple it’s “easy peasy pork breezy”.

Mexican Pork and Sweet Potato Stew


Kelly @ onceamonthmeals.com adapted from weightwatchers.com


  • 1 cups Green chiles, diced
  • 1 pound Lean pork loin, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cups Chicken broth
  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 medium Onion, red, chopped
  • 14.5 ounces Diced tomatoes, fire roasted
  • 1/2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoons  Lime juice


Place all ingredients into slow cooker and cook on LOW setting for 6 to 7 hours. Add lime juice and stir well.

Freezing Directions:

Place all ingredients into freezer bag and store TO SERVE Place contents in a 5-quart slow cooker.Cover and cook on LOW setting for 6 to 7 hours. Add lime juice and stir well.

Servings: 4

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19 Responses to “Mexican Pork and Sweet Potato Stew”

  1. Great recipe!!! It’s so to the point, I love recipes like this, there so simple, but at the same time very powerful as far as the flavor is concerned.

  2. Pam says:

    MMMM. This sounds awesome, Kelly!

  3. Kristin says:

    This sounds so yummy! Can u buy fire roasted diced tomatoes or do u fire roast them yourself? Not to be dumb, just haven’t seen them before. Can’t wait to try this. I love this website & getting new recipes!! Thanks!

    • Kelly says:

      Kristin, you can buy them they are pretty readily available in the canned section in most stores now. If you can’t find them regular diced is just fine! In fact I used fresh in my last batch.

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Kelly,
    What a great Mexican Stew. I love your combination of Pork and Sweet Potatoes. This would be delicious. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Colleen Zeman says:

    Do you freeze the veggies, meat,etc. raw or precooked? Do you thaw before putting in the crock pot?

  6. melissa says:

    I just made this for dinner last night and am enjoying the leftovers for lunch today. Tasty!

  7. Ista says:

    this looks so delicious – the words pork & sweet potato leapt out at me. I have to avoid tomatoes but it should still be a winner.

  8. Cathy says:

    I want to make this for a frozen dinner exchange party, but one of the attendants doesn’t have a slow cooker. Is there any way to cook it in a regular oven??

  9. Colleen Klaus says:


    Are the diced green chiles canned or fresh? If they are fresh are they deseeded? This sounds delicious! I plan to make it for a swap in the fall.


    • Kelly says:

      You can use either. I use canned when I don’t have access to fresh. But I use fresh in the summer months. I sometimes leave the seeds in if I want the heat. But you most certainly can leave them out.

  10. Jen says:

    Made this once with pork and it was delish! Had a craving for beef, so I’m trying that tonight. I think it should work well, here’s to experimenting! :)

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  12. Maria says:

    I absolutely love this dish. Because my kids were eating as well, i only used 1 4oz can of mild green chilies and added a little more sweet potato. I forgot adding the lime at the end and it was still amazing! This is a repeat. Thanks

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