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Using pork instead of beef or chicken in chili??

worktime Nov 4, 2011 05:30 AM

Does anyone use pork instead of beef or chicken in chili? I want to make some chili this weekend but thought about using pork, pork shoulder specifically, instead of the traditional beef. Any thoughts, ideas or recipes?

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    wyogal RE: worktime Nov 4, 2011 05:55 AM

    red chili? I don't know why not. I like pork for green chili.

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      rockycat RE: worktime Nov 4, 2011 06:01 AM

      Certainly. You can use anything you like with more than reasonable success. I've only used pork for chili verde but I've also made it with beef. I also use venison for red chili. Cubed pork shoulder is a great choice. Just use it in any recipe that appeals to you.

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        worktime RE: rockycat Nov 4, 2011 08:47 AM

        Yes I want to make red chili. I'm having guests and want to keep to the more traditional chili with pintos, green peppers, onions, tomatoes and such.

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          biondanonima RE: worktime Nov 4, 2011 09:00 AM

          One of the chili recipes (red) I make calls for both ground beef and ground pork - I've done all pork and it's been just fine. Cubed shoulder would work well too.

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