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Spicy chorizo and tomatillo chili with coconut and lime

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Spicy chorizo and tomatillo chili with coconut and lime

Paleo, Spicy, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

2 Servings, 630 Calories/Serving

25 – 40 Minutes

Fresh chorizo and tangy tomatillos, plus mild poblano and ancho chiles, all add up to one deeply flavorful (and paleo) chili; so delicious you won’t miss the beans.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • ½ pound fresh loose chorizo (contains pork and spices)
  • 1 organic yellow onion or shallots
  • 1 organic lime
  • 1 organic poblano (optional)
  • 1 ancho chile (optional)
  • Chili spice blend (cumin - dried Mexican oregano - ancho chile powder - granulated garlic)
  • 1 pound crushed tomatillos
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup roasted pumpkin seeds

Chef's Tip

Use any leftover chili to make nachos as a fun snack the next day.

Ingredient IQ

Chile, spelled with an “e,” is a name for a hot pepper (and a country). Chile powder is made by grinding dried whole chile peppers. Chili powder, on the other hand, is a blend of chile powder and other spices and seasonings. Chili, spelled with an “i,” is a stew.

Make It Ahead
The chili (Steps 1 through 3) can be prepared up to 1 day ahead (skip the lime prep). Let cool, then cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, gently rewarm the chili, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons water as needed to loosen it, as you prepare the lime.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 630, Protein: 31g (62% DV), Fiber: 12g (48% DV), Total Fat: 42g (65% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 11g (55% DV), Cholesterol: 75mg (25% DV), Sodium: 770mg (32% DV), Carbohydrates: 42g (14% DV), Total Sugars: 19g, Added Sugars: (maple syrup): 2g (4% DV).
Contains: Tree Nuts

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Cook the chorizo

  • Cut a small corner from the chorizo packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel.
In a medium [large] sauce pot over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until browned and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chorizo to a paper-towel-lined plate. Do not clean the pot.
While the chorizo cooks, prepare the remaining ingredients.

2

Prep the remaining ingredients

  • Peel and coarsely chop enough onion to measure 1 cup [2 cups].
  • Cut the lime into wedges for garnish.
  • If using the poblano, remove the stem, ribs, and seeds; coarsely chop the poblano. Wash your hands after handling.
  • If using the ancho, remove the stem and shake out the seeds; tear the ancho into 3 or 4 pieces. Wash your hands after handling.

3

Cook the chili

In the same pot used for the chorizo, warm the residual fat over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, chili spice blend, and as much poblano and ancho as you like. Season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to soften, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the tomatillos and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the chorizo and 2 cups [4 cups] water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatillos and ancho are completely soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the maple syrup and season to taste with salt and pepper.

4

Serve

Transfer the chili to individual bowls and garnish with the coconut milk and pumpkin seeds. Serve with the lime wedges.

Kids Can!

  • Measure the onion.
  • Measure the water for the chili.
  • Garnish the chili.

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