Well, the recipe that can be found here. I went with the ‘use bacon grease and add the cooked bacon’ option: the whole thing came out very nicely, although I probably made a mistake at putting the cooked bacon in before I let it simmer for forty-five minutes. My wife isn’t sure about that; she liked the general of-pork flavor of the dish. It is not a zesty stew as described, though: salt and pepper at the least, possibly more spices.
I really should revisit Skyrim at some point. See what the modders have been doing with it since the last time.