Butternut Stew with Pork & Spinach

Cool weather calls for hearty stews that bubble away on the stove for hours. This Butternut Squash Stew with Pork and Spimach is just such a recipe, and is full of Farm Fresh goodness to warm you from the inside out.

Butternut Stew with Pork & Spinach

1lb ground pork
1 medium yellow onion*, diced
4 cloves garlic*, minced
1 t minced fresh ginger
½ t each red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, ground cumin, ground cinnamon & ground white pepper
1 t ground fennel
⅛ t ground cloves
¼ t salt
1 medium butternut squash*, peeled, seeded, cut into 1 ½” cubes
14 ½ ounce can diced tomatoes
1 quart chicken stock
2 heaping T tomato paste
1 bag fresh spinach*
3 T each fresh mint, cilantro* & basil, for garnish
In large pot over medium heat brown meat, breaking into small pieces. Drain fat.

Add onion, garlic, ginger, spices & salt - cook for about 10 min, until the onion is soft.

Add the squash, tomatoes, chicken stock & tomato paste - simmer uncovered for about 1 hour over low heat.

Remove from heat and add spinach. Serve as soon as spinach is wilted, topped with herbs.

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