I've made many Cuban style dishes over the years but this is probably the best this type of dish has ever turned out for me. The flavor was excellent!
Posted for the Gather slow cooker recipe series. Enjoy!
canola or vegetable oil
1 small pork roast, trimmed and cut into chunks
1 onion, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 T Adobo seasoning (I used my homemade)
1 t each: oregano and cumin
4 cups water
1 cup dried black beans
fresh lime juice to taste
fresh cilantro leaves, snipped, to serve
Heat a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add a little oil.
Add pork chunks and brown. Stir in onion and cook about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, Adobo and spices, and cook another minute or so.
Increase heat to high and add water and beans; bring to a simmer.
Carefully add mixture to a slow cooker. Cover and cook on high 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook on low 4 hours, or til beans are tender. Stir in lime juice. Taste and adjust as desired.
I served the stew with cilantro (with mine having a dollop or two of The Flying Scotsman Habanero Hot Sauce). That sauce is posted here: http://www.gather.com/viewImage.action?fileId=3096224746274458