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Chopped Challenge Thursday: Beets, Pork Chops, Beanie Weenies and Jalapeños

Pork Chop and Beet Chili

A couple of weeks ago my friends over on Little Leopard Book’s Facebook page gave me four delicious ingredients to turn into one delectable dish!

Chopped Challenge Ingredients Week 24

These four ingredients were beets, jalapeños, pork chops and beanie weenies. I decided to turn these ingredients into a “grown-up” beanie weenie chili, with pork chops replacing the weenies.

Pork and Bean Chili Recipe

The beets were pureed and used in the sauce, as well as the chopped jalapeños… and a few more goodies!  The final result was a delicious sweet and spicy Pork Chop Chili!

Pork Chop Chili Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup beets (steamed & peeled)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (divided)
  • 2 cans pork & beans
  • 1 lb pork chops
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Begin by placing the beets on a baking sheet and drizzling with olive oil.  Next, sprinkle 1/4 cup of brown sugar on the beets. Roast them in the oven at 450° for 10 minutes.

Sweet Roasted Beets

While the beets are roasting, place the beans and pork chops in a crock pot.

Pork Chop Chili

Then add the chopped onions, jalapeños and garlic.

Pork Chop Chili Recipe

Turn the crock pot to high and cover.

Remove the beets from the oven and place in a food processor or blender.

Roasted Beets in Food Processor

Add the worchestershire sauce and apple cider vinegar, then puree.

Pureed Beets

Oh, isn’t that pretty?

Now add the pureed beets and remaining brown sugar to the crock pot.

Pureed Beet and Pork Chili

If beets aren’t your thing, 1 cup of tomato paste can be substituted for the beets!

Mix everything together and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours in the crock pot.

Spicy Pork Chop Chili

Pork and Beet Chili

Serve with bread for dipping. Little Leopard Book’s Rustic Potato Bread or Rosemary Focaccia Bread would be an excellent addition to this dish!

Sweet and Spicy Pork Chop Chili

Pork Chop Chili Recipe

I didn’t tell my roommates what was in the chili before they ate it to see if they could pick out the beet flavor.  Their response “I have no idea what it is but it’s delicious.”  Haha, good response to get I guess!

Sweet Pork Chili

Gourmet Pork Chop Chili

♣ Vegetarian Option: Replace the pork chops with chopped carrots and replace the pork and beans with vegetarian baked beans.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Chopped Challenge Thursday: Beets, Pork Chops, Beanie Weenies and Jalapeños

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Serving Size: 4

Chopped Challenge Thursday: Beets, Pork Chops, Beanie Weenies and Jalapeños

Ingredients

  • 1 cup beets (steamed & peeled)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (divided)
  • 2 cans pork & beans
  • 1 lb pork chops
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place the beets on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of brown sugar on the beets.
  3. Roast the beets in the oven at 450° for 10 minutes.
  4. While the beets are roasting, place the beans and pork chops in a crock pot.
  5. Add the chopped onions, jalapeños and garlic.
  6. Turn the crock pot to high and cover.
  7. Remove the beets from the oven and place in a food processor or blender.
  8. Add the worchestershire sauce and apple cider vinegar, then puree.
  9. Add the pureed beets and remaining brown sugar to the crock pot.
  10. Mix everything together and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
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