pumpkin pork stew

Leftover ribs from a meat worship party? Pumpkin you don’t know what to do with leftover from a fall stew?

6-10 leftover pork ribs
1/2 a small pumpkin, seeded, skinned and chopped
3-6 small red potatoes chopped
dried marjoram
dried parsley
salt and pepper
4-6 cloves garlic crushed or chopped
16 can of tomatoes including juice
1/2 package of frozen okra (optional)
1/2 cup dry rice

Put the ribs in a pot with just enough water to cover them, simmer until the meat falls off: usually 2-4 hours. The longer you simmer the less the flavor. You may need to add water but only add enough to cover the ribs.

Strain the meat over a bowl. Pick out the bones and cartilage, reserve the meat in a covered dish. Put the broth back in the pot.

Add potatoes, pumpkin, garlic, tomatoes, rice and spices to taste–probably 1/2 – 1 tsp each of the spices. Simmer until the potatoes and pumpkin are slightly cooked, probably 5 minutes. Add okra and reserved meat.

Simmer covered until the rice is done (not crunchy) if you like your vegetables al dente. Really you can simmer as long as like. Add water throughout if it’s too thick.

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