Latvian Pork & Cabbage Stew

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Soups and Stews

By The Editors of Saveur

Published 2015

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This one-pot stew from the Baltic nation of Latvia features all three of the country’s mealtime staples: pork, potatoes, and cabbage. They’re ensconced in a delicious sweet-and-sour broth made from a simple yet surprising combination of tomato sauce and prunes.


  • 3 tbsp. canola oil
  • lb. boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1½″ pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshl


  1. Heat oil in an 8-qt. Dutch oven over medium-high. Season pork with salt and pepper. Working in batches, cook pork, turning as needed, until browned, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pork to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add garlic and onion to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 4 minutes. Without stirring, return pork to pot in a si