I made this for supper tonight and it is downright good stuff. It took about an hour total time to make.
1/2 lb. bite sized pieces pork butt, including fat.
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 cup milk
16 oz. cooked pinto beans
Brown the pork in a soup pan. Season with the salt. Stir every few minutes to make sure all sides are browned. Add the carrot and onions, cover, and cook for ten minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to prevent sticking. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for about 40 minutes more. Serve with chips, or buttered bread.
The pork is so tender, and adds its own flavor to the soup. The other ingredients, like the pork, don't assert themselves, but rather, add complexity to the soup. The bean flavor is paramount, which is what I was shooting for. Enjoy on a chilly night, like we have tonight. It'll warm your bones.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North