Tested till perfect Slow Cooker Pork and Black Bean Chili
Slow Cooker Pork and Black Bean Chili
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Slow Cooker Pork and Black Bean Chili

A mouth-watering, weeknight meal that's made easier by having your slow cooker do all the work.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2009

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 4 4thick-cut bacon, sliced crosswise into strips
  • 1-1/4 lb 1-1/4lbpork loin centre roast bonelesspork loin centre roasts boneless, cubed
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 2oniononions, diced
  • 1 1carrotcarrots, diced
  • 1 1sweet green peppersweet green peppers, diced
  • 4 4cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspdried oregano
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 2 cans (19 oz/540 mL each) 2cans (19 oz/540 mL each)black beanblack beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupbottled strained tomatoes


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped cherry tomatocherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 1/2sweet yellow peppersweet yellow peppers or orange pepper, diced
  • 1 1green oniongreen onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplime juice
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In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until golden, 8 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel–lined plate. Discard all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the fat in pan; brown pork, in batches. Transfer bacon and pork to slow cooker.

In same skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onions, carrot, green pepper, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper until golden, about 10 minutes. Add to slow cooker. Add beans, tomatoes and 2 cups (500 mL) water to slow cooker; cover and cook on low until pork is tender, 6 to 8 hours.

Salsa: In bowl, combine tomatoes, yellow pepper, onion and lime juice; serve with chili.

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Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 545 pro 50g total fat 16g sat. fat 5g
carb 51g fibre 18g chol 98mg sodium 1,172mg

% RDI:

calcium 14 iron 47 vit A 38 vit C 105
folate 67
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