It’s slow cooker season everyone! The weather is starting to get chilly and the days are getting shorter, making it a perfect time to get cozy at home with friends and family for some delicious comfort food. I don’t know about you, but my favourite comfort food has to be chili.
Not only can you eat chili on its own, but you can incorporate it into many other comfort foods such as chili cheese dogs, chili nachos or even a taco salad. All of these classic meals are perfect for sharing with friends and family, whether over the dinner table or on the couch watching some Canadian football.
Try out this easy and delicious recipe for Pork Chili. To make it slow cooker friendly, simply add all of the ingredients used in the recipe to your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. Make a big batch and get creative with the leftovers.
Yield: Serves 4
Cooking Time: One hour 20 minutes
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
1 lb (500 g) lean ground Canadian Pork
1 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp (25 mL) minced garlic
1 cup (250 mL) chopped green peppers
1 28oz (796 mL) can diced tomatoes
2 tbsp (25 mL) chili powder
1 tbsp (15 mL) ground cumin
1 tbsp (15 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1 tsp (5 mL) ground black pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1 19oz (540 mL) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- Heat oil in a saucepan. Add pork, onion, garlic, and peppers. Cook over medium heat until pork is no longer pink, about five minutes. Stir frequently to break up pork. Add tomatoes and seasonings.
- Simmer gently, uncovered, for about one hour. Add a little water if mixture becomes too dry. Add beans and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
- Serve with a dollop of sour cream, or sprinkle with grated Monterey Jack cheese and broil just before serving.