This is a very simple but delicious chili without a long cooking time. I just want something different sometimes, instead of the same old chili(s) I’ve been making for years. Plus, it cooks in just 30 minutes using tender low-fat pork loin, and I think the black beans and pork combo make for a good flavor combination.
- Olive oil, for cooking
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1/2 lb pork loin, cut into 1/2 inch(ish) pieces
- 2 tsp fresh minced garlic
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 TBSP ground chili powder (I use ground California Chilis)
- 1 TBSP tomato paste
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 2 tsp Mexican oregano
- 2 cups cooked black beans
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Saute the onions with the oil in a large heavy bottom pot over medium heat. When the onions are soft, add the pork, garlic, paprika, cumin, chili powder, and tomato paste.
- Cook and stir until everything is well coated in spices. Then, stir in the stock and oregano.
- Bring to a gentle simmer, then simmer for 20 minutes with the lid off, stirring occasionally. Adjust the heat the heat if it’s simmering to vigorously.
- Add the beans and simmer for 10 minutes longer. Taste, and add salt and pepper if needed.
Makes 2 Large Servings (or possibly 4 regular servings with rice)
- I like this served with grated sharp cheddar and/or a dollop of sour cream. It would be good with rice or cornbread too.