Thursday, July 24, 2014

Whole30 Chili Recipes ~ Pork and Beef, for all your meaty needs!

My Grannie's Famous Pork Green Chili

What you'll need:

  • 2 lbs. of pork loin or butt cut into cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 T oil of your choice (I used grape seed)
  • 1 cup hatch green chilies
  • 1 T. minced garlic
  • 6 cups stock (or water if you don't have any)
  • 2 14 oz. cans of tomatoes
  • 1 T chili powder
  • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste
Heat your tablespoon of oil over medium heat and brown your pork, add the onions and saute until translucent.  Add all other ingredients, bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low.  Simmer for at least 60 minutes on low (up to 2 hours).  When pork is tender and flavors have melded, it's ready.  It's even better the next day after a night in the fridge!  Or freeze some for a "heck no, I'm not cooking dinner" kind of night.

My own made up Chili Con Carne with Beef Chorizo

What you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. Beef Chorizo 
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 14 oz. can of tomatoes
  • 4 cups stock (or water if you don't have any)
  • 2 cups cauliflower diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups garnet yam, peeled and diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 t cayenne
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • avocado and cilantro for garnish
Brown your onion and chorizo over medium heat and then drain (my chorizo was SUPER fatty).  add your other ingredients (other than garnish) and simmer for about an hour.  This was really filling and lasted for a bunch of meals.  It would also freeze nicely.  I wasn't sure about the cauliflower and yam, but it ended up adding bulk and texture to the chili (like beans usually do) and I liked it.