Chipotle Pork Chili

This hearty pork dish gets a little kick from ground cumin, chipotle chili and diced tomatoes with green chilies.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
medium onions, cut in half, then cut into 1/4-inch slices and slices separated
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon ground cumin
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
pounds pork boneless loin roast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
chipotle chili in adobo sauce, finely chopped, plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (from 7- to 11-ounce can)
3
cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained

  • 1 Heat oil in 4 1/2- to 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook onions and garlic in oil 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened.
  • 2 Stir in salt, cumin, pepper and pork. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until pork is lightly browned.
  • 3 Stir in chipotle chili, adobo sauce and tomatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pork is no longer pink in center.

Expert Tips

Warm flour tortillas make great dippers for this rich, smoky chili. A fresh vegetable plate of carrot, jicama and cucumber sticks and a creamy dip make a cooling side dish.

Laced with chipotle chilies for smoky kicks, this chili begs for a topper of sour cream and a few slices of fresh avocado.

Chipotle chilies are dried smoked jalapeño chilies. They can be purchased dried, pickled or in adobo sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
1300mg
1300%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
43g
43%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
22%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 6 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.