Lean Pork Chili

  1. 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, coarsely ground
    2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    2 minced garlic cloves
    1 cup diced onion
    1/2 green bell pepper, diced
    1 tablespoon chili powder
  2. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 (15-ounce) can kidney or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  1. Heat oil in 4-quart saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Saute pork, garlic, onion and green pepper for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in seasonings, tomatoes and beans. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Makes 6 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