Monday October 25, 2010
The BEST Pork and Black Bean Mole Chili
Pork and Black Bean Mole Chili
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large, white onion, chopped
- 6 large cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 heaping tsp of ground cinnamon
- Grated orange zest of 1 large orange
- 2 heaping Tbsp minced canned canned chipotle chillies (canned in adobe sauce)
- 1 28oz can Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- 3 cans Goya Black Beans, undrained (Fijoles Negros)
- 3 Tbsp concentrated Mole Sauce* mixed with 1/2 cup of hot water
- 2 whole red dried chili peppers
- 2 lbs country pork ribs (no bones), cut into 1/4" pieces
- vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- salt and pepper
- Garnish: Place these ingredients in separate bowls for everyone to mix and choose from
- 1 cup grated cheese (cheddar, jalapeno jack cheese or a mix)
- Jalapeno pepper, cut in rings, seeds removed,
- sour cream
- chopped scallions
- Measure and set aside (mis en place) all ingredients from chopped onion to grated orange zest and set aside.
- Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. When hot, lower heat to medium, add onion and cook until translucent for about five minutes.
- Add garlic, chili, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, orange zest plus butter, stirring for a few minutes to let onions absorb all flavors.
- Add chipotle chilies and some of the adobe sauce, mixing well
- Add Muir tomatoes, black beans and Mole sauce, cook over low heat for 1 hour.
- In a separate skillet, and 3 tbsp of vegetable oil, when hot, add pork in batches, browning all sides. When browned, move to a bowl and add a little more oil and next batch. Do this for 2-3 batches.
- When all of the pork is cooked and set aside in a bowl. Place chicken stock into the skillet and scrap all bits loose from the pan. Add the pork and cook for 15-20 minutes covered.
- Place pork in the chili skillet and cook over low heat for 1/2 hour.
- Set up garnish bowls (cheese, sour cream, scallions and jalapeno rings)
- Serve hot with garnishes, corn chips, and corn bread.