cook the vegetables
Place a large pot over low heat. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add diced onion, diced celery stalk, and diced yellow pepper. Add a sprig of thyme and bay leaf. Cook for about 6 - 8 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
Clean the pork meat. Remove the veins and cut the meat on cubes approx. 1 cm x 1 cm (1/2 inch x 1/2 inch).
Pork Stew with String Beans
Increase the heat and add another tablespoon of olive oil to the vegetables. Add the pork meat and cook for about 5 minutes, for the meat to cook. Add diced garlic and paprika powder. Stir to combine and cook for another minute or so. Add diced tomatoes and tomato puree. Reduce the heat to low, season with salt and pepper and cover with a lid. Cook for about 10 - 15 minutes.
Cook, then serve
Add the cleaned string beans and vegetable stock or water. Cover with a lid again and cook for another 35 - 40 minutes or until the string beans are cooked al dente and the sauce becomes thicker. Serve your Pork Stew with String Beans with a generous dollop of sour cream and chopped parsley or chives. Store in a fridge for up to three days or freeze for up to 3 months.