Easy Pork Chili

  1. 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  2. 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, drained
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1 quart V-8 tomato juice
  1. Heat oil in 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add pork, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pork is browned.
  3. Thoroughly stir in flour. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, uncovered, one hour.
  4. Serve, sprinkled with Cheddar cheese, if desired.
  5. Garnish each serving with a sprig of cilantro.

Chili Facts:

  • Chili is the officail 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