Southwestern Pulled Pork Chili

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Southwestern Pulled Pork Chili

Pulled pork chili is one of those things that I have wanted to try for months now, but chili is one of those things I make every two or three months and I love my original recipe so much I never want to change it!  Well, a frozen bag of pulled pork I had from a few weeks ago finally convinced me today was the day!

This recipe will assume you already have pulled pork cooked.  If you don’t, find the recipe I used here.

So as I had mentioned, I started off with some frozen pulled pork.  I threw this in the Crockpot on warm for about an hour until it defrosted.  My chunks were larger than I wanted, so I pulled and chopped into much smaller pieces.

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Next, add one large can of crushed tomatoes.

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Add 2 small cans of tomato paste.

Rinse off and add in 2 cans of red kidney beans.

Rinse off and add one can of black beans.

Chop up a bundle of asparagus and toss in.

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Add about one cup of frozen sweet corn.

Slice up one red pepper, one orange pepper, and one yellow pepper into thin strips and toss in.

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Slice up one large onion and toss in.

Add one whole head of garlic, chopped if desired, if not then whole pieces are fine.

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Now add your seasoning.  Season to taste, these are the ingredients, starting with most used to least used.

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Chile powder

Black pepper

Salt

Cayenne pepper

Garlic powder

Mix well, add about one cup of water and cover.

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Now, any time you cook chili, the longer you can cook the better. I was kind of in a rush and unfortunately had only 3 hours to cook.  I set the Crockpot on high and it still came out great.

To top off any great chili, you’ve got to have great toppings.  Cheese is almost a necessity, and then some greens always add a great flare.  I used a Mexican blend of cheese (I believe it’s mostly cheddar and monterey jack) and some chopped up scallions.

You can also add:

Sour cream

Cilantro

Sliced avocado

Tortilla chips

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Ingredients:

Pulled pork (pork shoulder)

1 large can crushed tomatoes

2 small cans tomato paste

2 cans red kidney beans

1 can black beans

1 bundle of asparagus

1 cup frozen sweet corn

1 red pepper

1 orange pepper

1 yellow pepper

1 large onion

1 full head of garlic

Chili powder

Salt

Black pepper

Cayenne pepper

Garlic powder

1 cup water

 

Also needed:

Crockpot

 

Rating:

Chili with ground beef or turkey has been my favorite for a long time.  The pulled pork chili came out surprisingly good, which of course I was very happy with (since I made so much).  I give this a 9 out of 10, only because the pork was a slightly different consistency than I was used to.  Still an awesome dish that I will make again!

 

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