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A plate with chickpea and pork stew.

Pork Stew With Chickpeas

This slow cooked pork stew with chickpeas is hearty and delicious. It has a few simple ingredients and delicate, rustic flavors.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cretan, Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 6
Calories 368kcal


  • A 5 QT dutch oven or an oven proof pot


  • 2 lbs pork shoulder
  • 1 lbs chickpeas
  • ½ extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 cup wine
  • 14 oz tomatoes
  • 1 cup sundried tomatoes roughly chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper


  • Soak the chickpeas overnight in plenty of water. 
    Half an hour before cooking rinse them well, put them back in a bowl, add plenty of water and a tablespoon of baking soda.
  • When ready to cook, rinse chickpeas well, add them in a pot with plenty of water. Bring them to a boil and cook until soft but not mushy. Save 2 cups chickpea water.
  • Preheat the oven at 315 degrees.
    While chickpeas cook, prepare the meat. Pat pork pieces with a paper towel to blot extra moisture. Season with sea salt and pepper.
    Heat 2-3 tablespoons olive oil in a dutch oven or oven proof pot. Add 3-4 pork pieces and brown all over. Remove and repeat process until all pieces are browned.
  • Move stew pieces back in the pot, in high heat. Add the wine and let alcohol evaporate.
    Add the onions, chickpeas, tomatoes and season with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, 2 tablespoons cumin and cayenne pepper (to taste). You can add a little saved chickpea water if needed. Cover and place pot in the oven.
    Cook for 60 min.
  • Stir and add the sun-dried tomatoes, cover and continue cooking in the oven for 30 more minutes.
    Uncover, add a little chickpea water if needed, stir and continue cooking for 30 more minutes.


Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only an estimate and can vary based on products used.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 1422mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 757IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 7mg