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RECIPE: Delicious Sweet Potato Braised Pork Dumplings

  • 2 pounds pork shoulder, braised and chunks pulled off
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil-butter blend
  • Salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups braising liquid
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • ¼ cup olive oil butter blend
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon sage, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Enjoy a cheat day with chef Jeff Henderson of Flip My Food, and his guest chef Paula Deen. They're making sweet potato and sage dumplings. Enjoy with your favorite pork stew. Watch the video or follow the recipe below to see how it's done!


Braised Pork Cooking
  1. Season pork with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper
  2. In a braising pot, heat oil and sear pork in pot
  3. Once seared, remove pork from pot, and in the same pot, add bell pepper, onion, celery and garlic
  4. Once vegetables begin to sweat, add in bay leaf
  5. Add olive oil-butter blend
  6. Once vegetables are cooked down, add in pork
  7. Add chicken stock to pot, and braise meat on low heat for about 2 hours

Dumplings Method
  1. In a pot, sweat onions, green peppers, celery and garlic
  2. Create a well in the center of the pot, and add flour to create a roux
  3. Add in chicken stock
  4. Stir in 2 tablespoons of butter
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  6. Add braising liquid from braised pork to mixture, and bring to a simmer
  7. In a mixing bowl, mix flour, shortening and olive oil-butter blend together
  8. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to mixture. Add almond milk
  9. Stir in sweet potatoes. Add sage. Add cornstarch
  10. Turn dough onto floured surface, and roll into quarter-sized balls
  11. Drop balls in simmering liquid to cook
  12. Once dumplings are cooked and float to the top, add braised pork to pot, and serve
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