Pork Beans and Beer ChiliFrom bluewaterandsand 8 years ago
- 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil, divided shopping list
- 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes shopping list
- salt & freshly ground pepper to taste shopping list
- 1 large onion, diced shopping list
- 2 bell peppers, red, yellow or green, coarsely chopped shopping list
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste shopping list
- 3 cloves garlic, minced shopping list
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin shopping list
- 1 tablespoon minced chipotles in adobo sauce or 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced shopping list
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano shopping list
- 1 12-ounce bottle beer, preferably Mexican shopping list
- 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans, rinsed shopping list
- 1 14-ounce can plum tomatoes, juice reserved, tomatoes, chopped shopping list
- 2 tablespoons lime juice shopping list
- Chopped scallion greens or fresh cilantro for garnish shopping list
How to make it
- Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper and add half of it to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned on all sides, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer the meat to a plate lined with paper towels; repeat with another 1 1/2 teaspoons of the oil and the remaining meat.
- Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil; heat until hot. Add onion and bell peppers; cook, stirring, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste, garlic, cumin, chipotle (or jalapeños), and oregano. Cook the mixture, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Slowly stir in beer, scraping up any bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 2 minutes.
- Stir in beans, tomatoes and their liquid, and the reserved pork; bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the pork is tender and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 30 minutes. Add lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with scallion greens or cilantro and serve.