I made some really wickedly good Anasazi beans, and had about 4 cups left over. This became the reason for this chili! There was the ham hock, too, that the beans had been cooked in, so I shredded the meat off the bone and threw it in this chili. Not to worry if you don’t have a ham hock, the ground pork will bring a lot of depth of flavor to this chili. Chili is such a personal thing…kinda like BBQ…folks have their preferences. So, if you want more beans, less beans, one type bean, a variety of beans, then make it your own.
I’ve also done chili using the ‘holy trinity, onions, celery and carrots, ground up in a food processor and sauteed with the garlic. Sometimes I’ve added a little corn to it!! Just depends upon my mood. So explore your tastebuds. Boho this recipe and any you start with. Basically, that means add your own special twists to the recipe! That’s what good fooding’s all about. Making it your own!
And, if you’re looking for another fabulous bean recipe, well, try this one! Healthy and to die for. But, wait, don’t die! Just make it! xoxo ~ally