If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it one thousand times: I’m a busy girl–most people are! It’s nice to have Easy (Lazy) meal solutions. You may think this looks a lot like other skillet meals…that’s because it is a lot like skillet meals! Skillet-schmillet…
I used ground pork this time (I can’t avoid saying: “It’s the other white meat.“), which is lower in fat that traditional ground beef.
For non-US residents, ground beef is beef which has been run through a grinder (as shown to left) but unseasoned–it’s a crumbly consistency). I like using ground turkey breast or chicken breast for other low fat alternatives. While we still use the meat grinder, most often nowadays, I buy packaged ground meats at the grocery store or butcher’s shop.
This was the first time I’ve put pork in my chili and in honor of viva la diferencia, I made a “thick” chili rather than a soupy one. It turned out VERY tasty, mostly in part to the seasoning I used, which came prepared in a bottle (hello, Salpica! — said it’s “lazy!”).
Lazy Chile Carnitas:
- 1lb ground pork (unseasoned!)
- 1 jar Salpica Medium Black Bean Dip (GF, make sure yours is)
- 10.5oz shredded carrots
- 4 tins Contadina Tomato Paste (not sauce or you’ll have soup-which may be fine for you)
- salt, pepper, other spices to taste