Slow-Cooker Spicy Pork Chili with Black-Eyed Peas
Why This Recipe Works
For a slow-cooker chili that was both healthy and out of the ordinary, we looked for a way to pair sweet potatoes with a Southern staple: earthy black-eyed peas. A spicy, smoky flavor profile seemed like a natural fit for these ingredients, and we added country-style pork ribs, which are lean and become meltingly tender in the slow cooker. A hefty dose of bold aromatics, including chili powder and chipotle chile, ensured that this chili made a statement. And to preserve the bright color and flavor of the chunks of sweet potato, we wrapped them in an insulating foil packet. Stirring in the cilantro at the last minute maintained its color and fresh flavor. Serve with your favorite chili garnishes.