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Simple and Savory Tomatillo and pork chili 3

Tomatillo and Pork Chili


  • Author: Anne
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

A twist on traditional chili that’s made with pork, it’s smoky, spicy, and slightly sweet.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground pork – preferably pasture raised
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion – diced
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper – chopped (optional)
  • 3 cups chopped tomatillos (about 3 to 4)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (2 to 3)
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 cups black beans
  •  or 1 1/2 cups white beans and 1 1/2 cup black beans
  • juice of a lime

Instructions

 

Stove Top

  1. Heat one half tablespoon oil over medium heat and add the onions and garlic. Cook until they begin to soften.
  2. Add the ground pork and peppers; continue to cook over medium heat until the pork is cooked through.
  3. Add the ground cumin, chili powder, diced tomatoes, tomatillos and jalapenos. 
  4. Stir all of the ingredients together, cover, and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the cover and stir in the beans.
  6. Simmer on top of the stove uncovered for at least 20 minutes longer. 
  7. Just before serving, add the juice of one lime and sprinkle with fresh cilantro. 

Slow Cooker

  1. Heat one half tablespoon oil over medium heat and add the onions and garlic. Cook until they begin to soften.
  2. Add the ground pork and peppers; continue to cook over medium heat until the pork is cooked through.
  3. Transfer the meat and vegetables to a slow cooker and stir in the diced tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapenos, chili powder, and cumin
  4. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for at least 4 hours. 
  5. Remove the cover and add the beans; cover and cook for at least 30 minutes longer to heat the beans
  6. Just before serving add the lime juice and serve.

Pressure Cooker

  1. Set the pressure cooker to saute and add the oil, garlic, onions and bell peppers – cook until they become translucent – about 5 minutes
  2. add the pork and cook until browned and cooked through
  3. stir in the chili powder, cumin, jalapenos, beans, tomatillos and tomatoes.
  4. cover the pressure cooker and set it to low for 10 minutes. 
  5. once the cycle has completed, quick release the pressure and allow the chili to sit for a few minutes before removing the top. 
  6. Sprinkle with lime juice and serve
  7. Garnish with grated cheese, cilantro, avocados, Greek yogurt
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: stove-top
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: chili, pork chili, tomatillo, easy dinner