Let's Dish host Chris Koetke has a unique spin on the traditional red chili

CLEVELAND - For a unique spin on the traditional red chili, try mixing things up by making a green chili!  Intrigued?  The Live Well Network host of Let's Dish, Chris Koetke shares his tasty recipe.

Recipe for Green Chili

Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 55 minutes

Serves: 6

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

4 poblano peppers (about 1 lb.), seeded and thinly sliced

6 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely diced

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon ground cumin

1 lb. trimmed pork shoulder cut into small dice

2 15 oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

16 oz. baby spinach

½ cup chopped cilantro plus more for garnish

Rice, tortilla chips, sliced green onions and small cubes of pepper jack cheese for garnish

1.       Heat oil in a stockpot over medium heat.  Add the onion, poblano peppers, and jalapeno peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

2.       Add the garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and cumin and cook for another minute.

3.       Add the pork and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. 

4.       Add the pinto beans and chicken broth. 

5.       Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until thick and the meat is tender, about 35-40 minutes. 

6.       Stir in spinach and cilantro and simmer until just tender, about 2-4 minutes. 

7.       Garnish with cilantro leaves.  

8.       Serve with rice, tortilla chips green onions, and pepper jack cheese on the side.

You can find more recipes like this one at the Live Well Network.

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