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11/05/11: Pork & Pumpkin Chili

Last night we made Pork & Pumpkin Chili, a recipe we found through Food Network. We didn't change a thing, but in our excitement to eat, we did forget the last step of adding the mustard greens and cooking that for 10 minutes. We didn't realize until we were done eating...then I had the "ah ha" moment where the light bulb went on and we now need to find a recipe to incorporate that bunch of mustard greens that are still sitting in our fridge.

The chili was spicy. I was surprised that I didn't have heartburn after eating it. It was really good, satisfying and lip numbing...haha. We, again, have some great leftovers that we are going to freeze and have for later on! The pictures don't really do the dish justice. Too bad there isn't "smell-o-vision" over the computer...

Modelo: Don't worry...we only used 12 oz of this bad boy. The rest went down the drain.

Onion, peppers (from the garden) and tomato-

The pork, beer, water, chipotles in adobo and oregano-

We added LOTS of hot Mexican chili powder to the onion mix-

Then we added the pumpkin!

It all goes in the pot together-and the smells get even better!

The finished product-topped w/greek yogurt & pumpkin!

And we had to top it off with a dessert of a few Frozen Banana Bites made earlier in the day!


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