Pork and Greens Stew



  1. In a large pot, melt 2 spoonfuls of bacon grease or lard over medium heat. If you don’t have bacon grease or lard in the house, you can chop up a few pieces of bacon and render them down in the pot like I did in the photo below. The bacon pieces will go well with the recipe.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until you can smell it cooking.
  3. Add ground sausage and cook thoroughly, breaking it up into small pieces.
  4. Once cooked, add cubed pork roast and cook thoroughly.
  5. Once cooked, add greens and mix thoroughly, making sure fat is distributed evenly. Cover and cook about 5 minutes until greens brighten.
  6. Add broth, sage, salt and pepper.
  7. Cover and turn to high until liquid starts to boil.
  8. Turn back down to medium and cook covered for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. After 45 minutes, uncover, stir and assess how much liquid is left in the pot. If you have enough liquid left that it looks soup-like (see photo below), cook for a few more minutes uncovered to cook off some of the extra.
  10. Once it looks stew-like, serve it up. Enjoy!