Smoky Slow Cooker Chili

Recipe by duonyte
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READY IN: 8hrs 35mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray.
  • Add ground pork and cook for 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well and transfer to slow cooker.
  • Recoat skillet with cooking spray. Add pork shoulder and cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer pork to slow cooker.
  • Recoat skillet with cooking spray. Add onion and bell pepper, and saute 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add garlic, saute 1 minute, then add tomato paste and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in beer, cook a minute or two, then pour all over the meat in the slow cooker.
  • Add 1/4 tsp salt, chili powder, cumin, oregano, black pepper, tomatillos, bay leaves, tomatoes, pinto beans, tomato sauce and ham hock to the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 hours until meat is tender or on LOW for 8 hours.
  • Remove and discard ham hock and bay leaves.
  • Add 1/4 tsp salt and the sugar, stir well.
  • Top each serving with 1 tbl each of cilantro, green onions and queso fresco. Serve with a lime wedge.
  • This can also be done on the stove, using 12 ozs beer and simmering, covered, for 2 1/2 to3 hours or until the pork is tender.
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