Lentils and Pork Stew (Lentejas Estofadas con Cerdo)

Lentejas EstofadasI am a huge lentils and pork chops fan, so I decided to put them together in a lentil stew over white rice. It was simple to make and tasted delicious. I know, not very original, nevertheless, this is a great autumn dish :).



(4 servings)

  • ½ pound lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 pork chops
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh cilantro
  • White rice and hogao for serving


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the pork chops and cook until golden brown. Remove from the skillet and set aside. Add the onions, garlic, scallions and red pepper to the skillet. Cook for about 6 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  2. In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except the potatoes, cilantro, salt and black pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Add the potatoes and cook for 30 more minutes.
  4. Stir in cilantro and season to taste with salt and black pepper.
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  1. says

    Erica, I’m getting backed up trying to keep up with all the wonderful creative ideas you post. I too love lentils and porkchops and this recipe is going to the top of my list to try.

  2. Ticha says

    At the beginning you say to cook until golden brown, do you mean the pork chops? Then do you put the pork chops in slow cooker with all other ingredients including cooked onions and red bell pepper?
    It sounds very good. I have guest tomorrow and am planning on making this dish.

  3. Erica says

    Hi Ticha,

    I corrected the recipe. Sorry about that :)

    Yes, you add the pork chops, onions and bell pepper to the slow cooker. Thank you!

  4. Ticha says

    Hi Erica,
    Thank you, It’s in the slow cooker. I have time to clean the kitchen, set the table and relax before my guest come.
    It smells great! :)

  5. MELISSA says

    I don’t have a slow cooker can I just use a normal pot.I did the albondigas con lentejas in a normal pot.

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