Chunky Pork and Sausage Chili

  1. 1 pound boneless pork country-style ribs, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
    1/2 pound fully cooked smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 cup chopped celery
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  2. 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
    1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
    1 cup beer (room temperature), or water
    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place all ingredients in 4-quart slow cooker; mix gently.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours until pork is tender.
  3. Makes 6 servings
  4. 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