I made some kick-tale chili last night, so I thought I’d share my recipe. Keep in mind, I’m not a measurer, or a recipe follower. I’m more of a dumper-inner and taster. If you are a recipe Nazi, best be on your way because you and I are never gonna cook together.
So, anyway, I’d been thawing out some pork loin pieces, but had friends over for dinner the other night and decided to make a big pork roast (which I thought was the right cut for pulled-pork, but it turned out it was a higher cut and wouldn’t pull after I crock-potted it all day). That’s neither here nor there—my point is, I had a shit-load of pork in my fridge.
I decided a little pork chili was in order (my favorite kind of chili, by the way. I love me some pig).
Here’s what I did:
Heated up this big wok I never use and put some olive oil in. Dumped the better part of a bag of frozen chopped onion and peppers in to cook a bit. After they were sautéed or whatever you wanna call that, I put my cubed raw pork in and cooked on low until mostly unpink.
Then I dumped in an old jar of mango salsa I needed to get rid of. Then I dumped in some Prego marinara since I didn’t have any canned tomatoes or what have you.
Then I dumped in an entire bag of frozen sweet corn because the cornier the better.
Then I dumped in a rinsed can of kidney beans and a rinsed can of mushrooms.
Then I pulled a bunch of pork off that crockpotted pork and put it in.
Meanwhile, I’m stirring once in a while.
I squeezed in some Sriracha hot chili sauce and poured in a packet of taco seasoning I had never used from one of those taco kits.
Shook in some shaky onion and garlic (Tastefully Simple), only a wee bit of chili powder in case I could convince some kids to eat it, and ground some fresh pepper over the top. I added a pinch or two of sea salt.
I simmered it up for a bit, and then served with whole grain garlic bread from the freezer section. Viola.
Oh, I sprinkled some grated Mexican-mix cheese on top, but I tell ya, it didn’t even need it, it was that good.
June 25th, 2013 at 11:33 am
That wasn’t chili!! That was, like, ten steps above chili! Made my mouth water, though. I love me some pork, too. But I’ve never used it in chili. It’s too good for chili, or it used to be, until I read this recipe. Mmmm.
June 25th, 2013 at 12:07 pm
You should totally try it! I never was a huge chili fan, but with pork it’s the bomb!
June 26th, 2013 at 2:43 pm
This sounds like something for me to try really, yummy!
June 26th, 2013 at 4:46 pm
Fabulous. My kind of cook. I’m not sure I understand half the ingredients but I’m sure we have the alternatives somewhere in England. And cheese to finish mmm has to be good.
June 27th, 2013 at 12:19 am
That’s my kind of cooking!