Love chili but bored of the same old, same old? Feeling adventuresome? Pair this chili up with cornbread and enjoy the discovery that healthy eating doesn’t need to be bland. Tip: If you can’t find mustard greens, and sturdy, dark green will work. Try collards or chard or spinach instead.
- 3 lbs. boneless pork (boneless ribs, stew meat, or sirloin roast), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 (12 oz.) bottle Mexican lager
- 2 t. Kosher salt
- 2 to 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
- 3 t. dried oregano, preferably Mexican
- 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
- 1/4 c. vegetable oil
- 2 med. tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 med. white onions, diced
- 1/4 c. chili powder, plus more for sprinkling
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 bunch mustard greens, stems removed, leaves roughly chopped
- Lime wedges, for serving
- Combine the pork, beer, 3 cups water and salt in a large pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat, skimming the foam off the surface. Add the chipotles and 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano, cover and cook about 30 minutes.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the tomatoes, poblano, onions; cook until soft, 15 minutes. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano, the chili powder and garlic; cook 5 minutes. Add the remaining pumpkin and cook 5 minutes.
- Add the tomato mixture to the pork and simmer until the meat is tender, about 30 minutes. Add the greens and cook 10 more minutes. Season with salt. Ladle the chili into bowls. Serve with sour cream if desired. Garnish with lime wedges.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||19%|
|Saturated Fat 3.5g||18%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 5.5g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g|
|Total Carbohydrate 14g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 4.5g||18%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Includes 0g Added Sugars||0%|
|Sugar Alcohol 0g|
|Other Carbohydrate 4g|
|Vitamin D 0.7mcg||6%|
|Vitamin A 304.8mcg||35%|
|Vitamin C 29.8mcg||35%|
|Vitamin E 3.7mg||25%|
|Vitamin K 94.6mcg||80%|
|Vitamin B6 1.4mg||80%|
|Vitamin B12 0.8mcg||35%|
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Pork, Pumpkin, Beer (water, Barley, Hops And Yeast), Tomatoes, Mustard Greens, Onion, Soybean Oil, Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce (chipotle Peppers, Water, Tomato Puree, Vegetable Oil (corn Or Safflower), Wheat Flour, Salt, Vinegar, Starch, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Caramel Color And Spices), Chili Powder, Poblano Pepper, Garlic, Oregano.
For all the benefits of the plant-based diet, and especially for those on a vegetarian diet, there is still one very important consideration, which is the lack of B12. Our bodies can’t produce B12, the essential, water-vitamin found mostly in meat and dairy foods, and therefore we must seek it in our diet. For those on a plant-only diet, there are many fortified foods and supplements available to help them meet their B12 needs. This raises the question as to how easy it is to become deficient in B12 and whether supplements and fortified foods are an adequate replacement.