Crock Pot Beer Braised Pork and Black Beans

May 7, 2011 - 1:45 pm

The original recipe that I found refers to this as a soup, but if anything I'd call it a stew. Even then, the beans do a pretty good job of soaking up every last bit of liquid in the crock pot so I probably wouldn't call it a stew either. This is a recipe where you throw everything in the crock pot, go to work or shopping or for a massage, and come back to a hot meal in a few hours.

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Southwestern Beef Stew with Stout and Quinoa

November 20, 2010 - 5:44 pm

What was meant to be a stew turned into more of a soup. We were starving and didn't want to let some of the liquid evaporate so we ate it as it was prepared. I liked the flavor of the soup; the corn especially provided a nice contrast from the smoky chipotle flavor. If I were to make it again, the meat definitely needed to be tenderized and cooked more slowly. Adapted from Know Whey

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