Monday, February 20, 2017

Pork-and-Black Bean Chili ------- slow cooker

This is how a chili should be: spicy, savory, and delicious. Grab a spoon and savor every bite. Pork rib pieces are the savory meat that makes this chili so irresistible.
Fresh tomatillos look like small green tomatoes wrapped in thin papery skin. Remove skin, and rinse before chopping. If you can't find fresh, look for canned on the Latin aisle at the grocery.
Makes 6 to 8 servings              Total time: 7 Hours, 20 Minutes

3         tablespoons all-purpose flour
2        teaspoons ground black pepper
1-1/2   teaspoons ground cumin
4-1/2   teaspoons kosher salt, divided
3       pounds boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4   cup vegetable oil, divided
9       medium tomatillos, diced
3      cups chopped poblano peppers
2      cups diced white onion
3/4   cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1-1/2   tablespoons dried oregano
1-1/2 tablespoons chili powder
3     garlic cloves, minced
2    (15-oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2    tablespoons plain cornmeal
Chipotle Cream
Garnishes: corn chips, lime wedges, fresh cilantro

1. Stir together first 3 ingredients and 2 1/2 tsp. salt in a large bowl; toss with pork. Sauté half of pork in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a 7-qt. slow cooker. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and pork.

2. Stir tomatillos, next 7 ingredients, and remaining 2 tsp. salt into pork mixture. Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours.

3. Uncover and stir in cornmeal. Cover and cook on LOW 1 hour. Serve with Chipotle Cream.
Heart healthy


  1. This is a different chili. Good one for the boys to try. They don't have many spices and I am sure they never heard of cumin. I'll simplify it a bit for them. Never done a chili with pork ribs before. But they love chili and they love pork ribs so it's a 'win win'.
    Love PIC

  2. They will love it , we always combine foods we love to make a different dish . We use lots of spices down here ... they can use the ingredients they like , it works just as good as long as you use chili powder .
    Love PIC


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