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Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Gandules, Pork, Soup, Stew
Servings: 8
Author: Diana Butterfield


For the Marinated Pork

  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 packets Sazon Seasoning

For the Stew

  • 2 cans gandules (pigeon peas)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ -1 poblano peppers (depending on how much spice you like)
  • 4 cups potatoes, diced
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup olives with 2 tbsp olive juice (optional)


  • Cube pork tenderloin into about 1-inch pieces and place in a gallon size zip top bag. Add oil, lime juice, cumin, thyme, salt, pepper and Sazon Seasoning to the zip top bag, seal, and massage all ingredients into pork. This recipe works best if you marinate the pork overnight but at least 2 hours is a must.
  • When ready to prepare the dish, add the marinated pork tenderloin to the crock pot. Chop all the veggies and add to the crock pot along with the drained gandules and the rest of the ingredients. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
  • Optional:  20 minutes prior to serving add the olives and olive juice.
    This dish can be eaten as a stew or served over rice.