This French-originated stew is robust with pork, beans, roasted garlic and tomatoes.
olive oil cooking spray
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup diced carrots
16 oz. can crushed tomatoes
4 tablespoons tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
14 oz. pork tenderloin, cubed
2 15-ounce cans white beans, drained
8 1/4 inch slices French bread baguette
2 tsp. parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons nonfat Italian salad dressing
1 head romaine lettuce, wash, dry, chop
1 ripe tomato, cut into wedges
Stew: Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high. Lightly spray with oil. Saute garlic and onion until golden, about 3 minutes. Add broth, carrots, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, spices and pork. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add beans and simmer until pork is done, about 15 minutes. Serve in a soup bowl with French Bread Toasts and Romaine Mustard Salad on the side.
French Bread Toasts: Cut baguette into 1/4 inch slices. Lightly spray with olive oil cooking spray; sprinkle each slice with 1/4 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese. Broil until golden.
Romaine Mustard Salad: Place the mustard into a large salad bowl. Add vinegar and dressing and stir well. Toss with lettuce and tomato wedges.