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.
Next, add one large can of crushed tomatoes.
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.
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.
Slice up one large onion and toss in.
Add one whole head of garlic, chopped if desired, if not then whole pieces are fine.
Now add your seasoning. Season to taste, these are the ingredients, starting with most used to least used.
Mix well, add about one cup of water and cover.
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:
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
1 cup water
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!