As I am sure you know yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday. The day of good football, delicious food and amazing commercials. It always amazes me how much money companies shell out in order to pay for a Super Bowl commercial spot. $4.5 million for a 30 second advertisement this year to be exact. Crazy. Just Crazy. I guess if you are spending that much money you better make sure you are showing a good commercial. Although I guess for some of those corporations $4.5 million is just a drop in the bucket. Again, crazy. Unfortunately, being a Canadian we don't get to see most of the American commercials at the time of the game. We must rely on YouTube or other such means to catch up after everyone else has already seen them. It's tragic I know. So I am looking for suggestions. Which were your favourite commercials?
Since I am assuming most of you watched the game, were you happy that New England won? Again? And more importantly, did you like the half time show? (Yes I have priorities). To be honest I am not that much of a Katy Perry fan but I did really like her performance. And all those special effects were pretty crazy. I can only imagine how much time that took to put together. I was also very impressed by all her speedy outfit changes. I honestly don't know how that was possible. Katy Perry you do amaze me. Plus the guest appearance by Missy Elliot totally took me back to my junior high school dance days. Such good memories! Missy Elliot and TLC. Those were the good old days…
And in honour of Super Bowl style foods and potlucks I decided to put together this chili. Because nothing says football quite like a good chilli right? No? Just me?
For me chilli is one of those all time comfort foods. I grew up eating chili on a regular basis and it's one of those foods that I actually miss since being on a paleo diet. Now you purists may say that I shouldn't be calling this chill since there are no beans involved. Well you are right, there aren't. But since beans are not allowed on the paleo diet I had to make some modifications. And I am pretty pleased with how this one turned out. It's loaded with vegetables and just the right amount of spice. Plus there is a little bit of cacao powder for a hint of sweetness. Sweet and spicy all at the same time. Oh yum!
I like topping mine with a little bit of raw mozzarella cheese. When it melts into the chill… oh man that's good! I have also added guacamole, raw parmesan cheese and nut butter and they all taste delicious. What do you add to your chili?
I would love to hear what you think of this one. And if you have any questions or comments I promise I will get back to you. And as always
Happy eating everyone!
Vegetable Packed Pork Chili
- 2 tablespoon cooking fat (avocado oil, coconut oil, butter or ghee)
- 2 lbs ground pork
- 7 medium tomatoes, diced about 4 heaping cups worth
- 1 small white onion, diced
- 2 orange bell peppers, diced
- 2 yellow bell peppers, diced
- 2 cups chopped green beans can be frozen or fresh
- 1/2 cup full fat organic coconut milk
- 2 teaspoon hot chili powder Feel free to add more or less depending on how spicy you like things
- 1 tablespoon organic cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon ground organic cumin
- 1 teaspoon organic oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground organic coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground organic cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground organic allspice
- Place a large pot on the stove on medium heat and add the cooking fat or oil.
- Once the oil is melted, add the ground pork and cook until browned, stirring occasionally to break the meat apart.
- Add the diced tomatoes, onion and spices and cook until the tomatoes start to break apart.
- Add the bell peppers and cook for another 5 or so minutes.
- Add the green beans and coconut milk and cook for another 10-20 minutes (until the vegetables are the texture you desire).
- Remove from heat, serve and enjoy!
- Nutritional values are an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
- Store any leftover chili in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.