Pork and red onion stew in red wine and chocolate: recipe to flood the kitchen with aromas

Good stews or meat casseroles are usually made with beef, but lean pork can also be very tasty and generally don't take as long to cook. In this case we make a very aromatic pork and red onion stew in red wine with chocolate that will whet anyone's appetite while cooking.

The combination of spices can be adapted to the taste of each one, as always, and if you are not convinced by the touch of chocolate, limit the portion to a small piece. The key to this dish: good meat, fresh spices, good wine and very high quality dark chocolate. You know, the best thing is to use a wine that you would also enjoy in a glass.


For 4 people
  • Lean pork 500 g
  • Purple Onion 2
  • Garlic clove 1
  • 1 tablespoon dry fennel (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • Lemon zest 1
  • Laurel 1
  • Ground cinnamon 1 pinch
  • Cloves or 1 pinch ground 2
  • Tomato concentrate 15 ml
  • Natural chopped tomato 400 g
  • Sherry or balsamic vinegar 20 ml
  • Red wine (approximately) 300 ml
  • Dark chocolate 25 g
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil

How to Make Aromatic Pork and Red Onion Stew in Red Wine and Chocolate

Difficulty: easy
  • Total time 1 h 35 m
  • Elaboration 15 m
  • Cooking 1 h 20 m

Cut the pork into bite-size pieces, removing any excess fat and season lightly. Cut the red onions into a feather and chop the garlic clove. Heat a little oil in the bottom of a saucepan or cocotte and brown the onion with a pinch of salt. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute.

Add the bay leaf and all the spices, letting them release their aromas. Add the meat and brown, stirring constantly to take color. Add the concentrated tomato, the chopped tomato and the vinegar, letting it reduce for a couple of minutes.

Cover with the wine and add the chocolate, stirring a little so that it melts and incorporates it well into the sauce. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and cover. Let cook until the meat is very tender, about an hour. Monitor the liquid level, stirring a little from time to time.

What to accompany the pork stew with red wine and chocolate

Ideally, leave this aromatic pork and red onion stew in red wine and chocolate to rest for a few minutes before serving, or even better if you prepare it in advance and reheat it later in the same pot. It gains a lot of flavor over the hours, and it is almost essential to taste it with a good piece of bread. It could be served with white rice to make it a much more complete single dish.

Tags:  Vegetables And Legumes Fish Desserts 

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