Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pork And Black-Eyed-Pea Chili

A lovely bowl of chili, I had this with Chilli Corn Bread, from my previous post. This is another wonderful recipe from Rachael Ray's "Look+Cook". 

Unlike some recipes which calls for 2-3 hours of simmering, this is fairly easy and quick. It takes about only an hour of preparation and cooking.

A delicious bowl of chili, with some hint of spiciness. For a milder taste, the chili powder and hot sauce may be reduced.

We really enjoyed this with chunks of Chili Corn Bread. Yum!

Pork and Black-Eyed-Pea Chili
(adapted from "Look+Cook" by Rachael Ray)
Serves 4
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 pound andouille sausage, chopped or crumbled
1 pound ground pork
1 onion, chopped
2 to 3 celery stalks from the heart with leafy tops, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped (I added in 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped)
2 to 3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
Salt and pepper
A few sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves removed and chopped
1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika, a palmful
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground coriander, 2/3 palmful
2 cups chicken stock
1 (14-ounce can) petite diced tomatos or diced tomatoes with mild chiles
1 (14-ounce can) black-eyed peas, drained
2 tablespoons hot sauce
2 scallions, chopped
4 toaster corn muffins or 2 corn muffins, split and toasted, buttered

In a large heavy pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and brown for a couple minutes, then add the pork and brown and crumble it for another couple minutes. Add the onions, celery, bell pepper, garlic, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook to soften the vegetables, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the thymes, spices, stock, tomatoes, black-eyed peas, and hot sauce. Stir, bring to a bubble, then reduce the heat and cook for 10 to 12 minutes more. Discard the bay leaf. Serve in shallow bowls. Top the bowls of chili with the scallions and toaster corn muffins or crumbled toasted split muffins.


  1. Oh yum, I was waiting for you to share this recipe. It looks great - very flavourful and hearty. I'm definitely going to give this a try when we return to cooler weather.

    Thanks for sharing with Cookbook Sundays xo

  2. I really need to get this cookbook - everything I've seen from it looks fantastic!!

  3. This looks superb. Have a Merry Christmas.

  4. Looks very wholesome and healthy! I love using pork and spices together

  5. is black eyed pea called ' mei tau' in chinese? this dish sounds so flavourful, i think would be nice to dip for hard breads too!

  6. Pork and black eyed peas--a match made in heaven. And your cornbread is also a great match with the chili. I could hurt myself on this meal.

    Thanks for sharing with See Ya In the Gumbo. Glad to have you join this week!

  7. Chilli looks super delicious eventhough we dont eat pork..

  8. Ooh, black eyed pea chili sounds and looks delicious!

  9. This looks amazing!
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  10. This looks SO good! What a lovely and comforting seasonal treat. Thank you for sharing your pork and black eye pea chili with the Hearth and Soul hop. I like the Chili cornbread too! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  11. Your chili was one of the most-viewed recipes from last week's See Ya In the Gumbo! It will be featured tonight when I post this week's linky.