Creamy Garlic-Basil and Pork Stew

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder cubed
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth or use bone broth
  • 4 cups chopped swiss chard
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon zest
  • olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 14-oz. cans full fat coconut milk


  • In a large crock cooker, add the pork through the salt and pepper and stir. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or until the pork is cooked through and no longer pink in the center and vegetables are tender.
  • Add in the basil and coconut milk in the last hour. Serve warm.


Serving Suggestion: Cauli-rice (process cauliflower in a blender or food processor until it resembles grains of rice; steam “rice” till tender; drain; season with salt and pepper to taste then fluff with a fork.
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