Pork & White Bean Chili with Fresh Salsa & Avocado

I just made this one for the first time this week and it was pretty awesome! The chili itself isn’t very pretty but when you top it off with the salsa and avocado it looks as good as it tastes!

Pork & White Bean Chili with Fresh Salsa and Avocado

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 lb boneless pork loin chops (about 2 to 3 chops); cut into ½ cubes

1 yellow onion; chopped

1 ½ tablespoons chili powder

½ teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

2 cans (15 oz size) great northern beans; drained

1 can ( 14 ½ oz size) chicken broth

1 avocado

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro; divided

3 tablespoons lime juice; divided

1 can (14 ½ oz size) petite diced tomatoes

3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion

2 to 3 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeños

Kosher salt

Corse ground black pepper

Mix petite diced tomatoes, sliced green onion, chopped jalapenos, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, and 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust the amount of onion, jalapeno, and cilantro to suit your taste. Cover and chill until serving time.

Heat oil in a large deep skillet on medium high heat.; add the pork cubes and brown well. Stir in chopped yellow onion and cook an additional 2 to 4 minutes until pork is cooked through and onions are tender. Add chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and parsley flakes. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add beans and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Chop peeled and pitted avocado and toss with 2 tablespoons of lime juice and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro.

Serve bowls of chili topped with the fresh salsa and cubed avocado. Makes about 4 servings.

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6 thoughts on “Pork & White Bean Chili with Fresh Salsa & Avocado”

  1. I like the idea of having relatively large chunks of pork in the chili. Topping it off with the salsa and avocado would really make the dish fresh!

  2. Wow – yum. I live in Colorado where we never know what the weather will be day to day in spring – and we have snow in the forecast for this weekend – so I know what i’m making for dinner tomorrow. Thanks.

  3. Thanks; I’ve been trying to imporve my food shots. D laughs at me when I toss my dinner plate into my light tent before I eat. 😀 Now if I could only get it right a little faster so I don’t end up eating a cold supper.

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