Pig Tails Stew- Easy and Delicious – The Top Meal

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Pork tail stew is a classic homemade food dish cooked on the stove with a single pot. This easy recipe is made with tender pork tails and chopped vegetables, plus a handful of simple pantry staples and fresh jalapeño for a little spiciness. Together they create a complete all-in-one meal that is deliciously tasty and satisfying!

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“pork cola stew” />Traditional pork

cola stew is a Caribbean-influenced dish that often features meaty pork tails cooked with a variety of vegetables and bold aromatics


There are many different versions of recipes, but traditionally all recipes are made in a large pot and include simmering the ingredients over low and slow heat.

Slow cooking ensures a tender and incredibly tasty stew, so it’s definitely worth the time! If you want to use a real slow cooker, try my other popular pig’s feet recipe, made in a clay pot and melted in your delicious mouth!

This one-pot pork tail stew recipe uses fresh garlic and jalapeño for an extra bold and delicious broth. It also includes chopped celery, onion and pork broth to give a pleasant depth of flavor.

And the stew couldn’t be easier to prepare! Simply combine everything at the same time in a pot and simmer for 2 hours, until the pork tails are perfectly tender. Enjoy hot through the bowl like a full meal!

Are pork tails good to eat

? Yes, indeed they are! Pork tails are not only a cheap meat to buy, but they are very easy to cook and tasty to eat.

You can roast, roast, and

fry pork tails, but using it as a base for a stew is one of the best (and practically foolproof!) ways to cook pigtails with little effort. Ingredients of the recipe Pork tails

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Leave any remaining fat in the cola for the most flavor. Clean well under cold running water. Dry.

Onion. White onion tends to be sharper with a spicier taste. Yellow onions are sweeter and softer. Choose the one you prefer.

Celery. A classic ingredient of the stew to highlight deep salty flavors.

garlic. Bold and delicious, garlic elevates almost any recipe.

Jalapeños cut into cubes. Remove seeds before dicing to get less heat. Completely skip a non-spicy stew.

Broth. Pork broth is best to complement the flavors of pork tails in the stew. However, feel free to use your choice of vegetable broth, beef, or chicken.

Spices. Garlic powder, cracked black pepper and salt.

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add chopped celery and onion

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How to make stewed pork tails step by step

This is definitely one of the easiest recipes on my blog. Start with thawing pigtails. You can do it in the fridge overnight or just on the counter for a few hours.

Chop the celery and onions and place them in the pot. Add the jalapeños, chopped garlic and seasonings.

Add clean pigtails. Make sure there is no hair or any other dirt sticking out. Cover all ingredients with water and bring to a boil.

chopped celery, onion and sliced pork in the pot
add pork tails

Once it boils, lower the heat to a simmer and cover with the lid. Cook for 2 hours, until the tails are very sensitive and fall from the bone.

Serve with chopped green onions on top and rice or mashed potatoes as a garnish. Scroll down for more side dishes.

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is often referred to as a “white meat,” a pig’s tail tastes more similar to dark meat chicken leg or chicken thigh meat… It is deliciously rich and fatty, but without being too greasy or heavy.

raw pork tails seasoned in the pot with vegetables
add seasoning

The tails have a thick cartilage and a series of vertebrae surrounded by soft, tender flesh. And the texture of cooked tails is similar to a pig or beef neck bone, or a chicken thigh. So the pork tails in this stew are super meaty and tasty!

Where to


You can buy fresh or frozen pigtails from a local butcher. Or you can check if they are available at a nearby supermarket chain.

They’re also easy to buy frozen from online retailers, but shipped queues tend to be a bit more expensive due to shipping costs.

Slow cooker

pork tails

You can make this recipe in your slow cooker! It is very convenient if you start it in the morning and will have a delicious dinner later in the day.

Simply place all the ingredients in the clay pot, add water to cover and cook for 8 hours in LOW or 4 hours in HIGH. Delicious!

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chopped fresh green onions on top

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pork tails cooked on the stove

Side dishes

I like to make this pork tails recipe and serve it over mashed potatoes or white rice. You can easily enjoy the colas by themselves, just add some hot sauce and cut fresh vegetables with it. At least that’s how I’d like to eat it.

You can also make roasted vegetables or roast corn on the cob. Or make scalloped potatoes or a sweet potato casserole.

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Store pork tails by braising leftovers in the fridge for up to 6 days. Ideally, keep it in the airtight container, but if you don’t have one or just don’t want to wash extra dishes, you can store it totally in the original pot. Simply cover it with the lid and store it in the fridge.

Reheat in the stove pot until it is very hot or in the container for a couple of minutes in the microwave without the lid on.

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