Superbowl Spicy Pork Chili

Superbowl Sunday has come and gone….by a month….and I am still relishing in the great success that was my slow-cooker pork chili.  In keeping with my recent Paleo diet, I decided to try this recipe from the amazing blog PaleOMG.  I love all the recipes there, and I am hoping to keep trying out new ones. IMG_4163 No Superbowl party is complete (even if it’s just me and my parents) without some serious appetizers.  We had a pretty diverse mix, with buffalo style chicken drumsticks, hummus with falafel chips (my new favorite chip!), guacamole with blue corn chips, and celery with dip.IMG_4155I tried Alton Brown’s guacamole recipe, and I really liked it.  I used a potato masher for the avocados, and instead of my usual red onion I threw in diced white onion.  This is a very sold guac recipe, but next time I think I might try some more unusual ingredients to keep things interesting….. IMG_4162The pork chili really packed some heat! I thought it was perfect, especially with a big dollop of guac on top, but for those with more sensitive palates maybe ease up a bit on the hot sauce that goes into the marinade.  Also, since this is a paleo recipe, it uses bell peppers instead of beans.  I didn’t mind at all, in fact I rather liked the change. IMG_4164 Some extra garnishment of cilantro and green onion……so perfect. And here’s a messy pic of everything all mixed together.  I mean, this IS what happens – you want all the melted cheese to get mixed around so each bite has a perfect mix of gooeyness from the cheese, crunch from the chips, and refreshment from the guac.  Mmm….so good, especially on a cold wintry night. IMG_4165


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