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Spicy Ham Chili

No recipe image available.Ham adds a surprising twist of flavor to this spicy chili with black beans.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ham, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 jalapeño chile, seeded and minced*
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (28-ounce) cans chopped tomatoes, undrained
1 (10-ounce) package frozen whole kernel corn
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Suggested Toppings:
Sour cream
Shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small skillet, heat olive oil and sauté onion, jalapeño and garlic until onion is tender, about 4 minutes.**
  2. Place onion mixture in 4 to 5-quart crockpot, add remaining ingredients and mix gently. Cover and cook on HIGH setting 4 hours.
  3. Serve over hot rice, with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

*Wear rubber cloves when handling hot chile.

**Use caution when sautéing chile; do not inhale fumes or stand with face directly over skillet.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.