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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Cooking Light ~ It's just a Mexican dream

For our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club we are Dreaming of a Summer Mexican Fiesta.
This is the perfect change after a month (or 2) of Holiday eating. A hearty pot of chili sounds yummy to me . . . especially if I can find a use for that HUGE pork loin I have left-over in the fridge after our New Years' party. An ingredient search at Cooking Light gave me just the recipe.
Pork Hominy Chili
2 teaspoons canola oil
8 ounces boneless center-cut pork chops, trimmed and cubed
1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium)
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato paste
1 (15.5-ounce) can golden hominy, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup light sour cream
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in chili powder and next 4 ingredients (through red pepper). Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in tomato paste, hominy, tomatoes, and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Serve with sour cream.
I'm not 'big' on sourcream, so I topped ours with some toasted tortillas and cilantro.
Now let's see what everyone else has brought for our Mexican Fiesta . . .
Val is bringing a mess of Chicken Carne Asada Tacos with Pickled Onions
Roz has Easy Sangria ~Yea!
Giz is our newest member, and she has Camarones Fritoes with Mexican Cocktail Sauce
Jerry has brought dessert ~ Mexican Chocolate Souffle
Don't forget, that y'all are welcome to join in our virtual supper with the blog hop! Y'all enjoy~


bellini said...

Making use of those leftovers seems the way to go Sandi. Thanks for bringing us a huge pot of deliciousness!

giz said...

This dish really does warm my heart and beautiful too.

Roz said...

With how cold it has been here in the South recently, I could really devour a bowl of that chili right now! Perfect timing! This was a fun theme, wasn't it? Happy 2012!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love beans and made this way they dance on the tongue with delight!

Justabeachkat said...

Gosh, that looks good. It's been so cold lately that soups and chili sounds wonderful. Our son-in-love made some awesome chili when we were there over Christmas. His had beef, but using pork sounds intriguing.

Did you see my photos of the beach I posted? It's been cold, but oh so beautiful. Wish you were here.


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