The days suddenly started getting quite a bit colder. I don’t know if it’s that way where you live, but it certainly got that way around here quite quickly. It seemed like Fall was feeling a lot like Spring for quite some time, and then suddenly the temperature just dropped! Like out of no where, I’m not kidding. Then it warmed up again, we had a bunch of huge thunderstorms, and then the temperature dropped again. I swear Indiana weather doesn’t know if it’s coming or going! For right now though, it’s quite chilly! And speaking of chilly, I have just the recipe to warm you up from the inside out. Zippy Pork Chili! Super easy, super delicious, and it’s done in the slow cooker.
What I like to do is prep everything I can ahead of time. Like, the night before. That way, when I get up in the morning, I just need to dump it in the slow cooker and turn it on. So I pre-chop everything. Starting with my pork loin, I trimmed off any huge honkin’ pieces of fat, then cut it all up into little bite sized cubes.
Then I chopped up my onion and garlic. That’s all the chopping you need to do for this simple chili recipe.
Heat up some olive oil in a pan, and toss your pork, onion and garlic into the pan and brown the meat. I did this the night before as well, and stored it in a Zip-Loc container in the fridge until the morning. All that’s left to do now is put everything into the slow cooker, cover, and cook. It’ll be ready when you are!
Top it with your favorite chili toppings. I used sour cream, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips. Enjoy!