Black Bean Chili

  1. 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans black beans, drained
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
    1 cup thick and chunky salsa
  2. 2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon cumin
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    Garnish: sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Combine all ingredients except garnishes in 3 1/2-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  3. Top individual bowls with sour cream and cheddar cheese.
  4. Makes 4 servings
  5. Recipe by Pork, The Other White Meat

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases