Pork Harvest Chili
Today we begin Soup Month 2012, and what better way to launch this exciting month of 31 new soup, stew and chili recipes than with a beautiful Pork Harvest Chili. The flavors are bold and spicy and although the ingredients might hold a few surprises, this chili is packed with healthy vegetables, lean pork and creamy navy beans. And it is spicy!
One of the ingredients that may be a bit uncommon would be sweet potatoes. Most people think sweet potatoes are only served "sweet" with cinnamon and nutmeg or honey or even those little marshmallows melted on top. But sweet potatoes are also delicious when used as a savory ingredient. They add a delicate touch to the chili and add an interesting layer of flavor that compliments the spices. They also add a great deal of nutritional value to this very healthy meal.
Don't let the spicy flavor scare you away from trying this delicious chili. To create a more mild batch, simply reduce the amounts of chili powder and cumin used in the recipe (adjustments for these are included below). For a vegan-friendly chili, add an extra can of navy beans in place of the pork. I hope you enjoy this chili as much as we did and welcome to Soup Month!!