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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili {Freezer Meal} + How We’re Helping #LightTheWorld

Delivering freezer meals like this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili is a great way to help feed the hungry and #LightTheWorld this holiday season.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili Freezer Meal -- Delivering freezer meals like this slow cooker pulled pork chili is a great way to help feed the hungry and #LightTheWorld this holiday season. | isthisreallymylife.com


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Yay! It’s time the #LightTheWorld again! Last year’s campaign focused on practicing a different Christ-like behavior every day through December 25th. I put together a jars of this five-bean soup mix for December 7th’s attribute, “Jesus Fed the Hungry and So Can You.” It’s not hard to think of at least one friend or neighbor who is struggling to make ends meet and this soup mix is an easy and affordable way to help put the “merry” in the Merry Christmas season for neighbors in need.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili Freezer Meal -- Delivering freezer meals like this slow cooker pulled pork chili is a great way to help feed the hungry and #LightTheWorld this holiday season. | isthisreallymylife.com

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This year, #LightTheWorld is focusing on service with 25 ways to serve those in need. Our family will be doing what we can to find ways to serve all month long, but being all about the food, we especially wanted to feed the hungry…again (December 21st).

“For I was an hungered and ye gave me meat.” ~Matthew 25:35

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While going downtown and serving in a soup kitchen is something I’ve always wanted the family to do, I really love serving those close to home. I knew there were a couple families who could benefit from a few freezer meals, so with George’s and Olivia’s help, we shopped for groceries and assembled five different freezer meals including this hearty slow cooker pulled pork chili.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili Freezer Meal -- Delivering freezer meals like this slow cooker pulled pork chili is a great way to help feed the hungry and #LightTheWorld this holiday season. | isthisreallymylife.com

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Along with the freezer meal slow cooker ulled pork chili, we made shredded crockpot BBQ pork, baked sausage & cheese rigatoni, slow cooker cilantro lime chicken and slow cooker easy French dip sandwiches.

Here’s a little video of our freezer meal adventure. Some of it’s rather entertaining (see 00:33.49 when George discovers a cut of meat called “pork butt”) and some of it’s rather sweet (see 1:45.14 when George helps Olivia with the pasta).

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The freezer meals were a lot of work but totally worth it. We’ll be taking two meals to one family and three to another—warm fuzzies for days! That service stuff is crazy like that. Here you are trying to bless the lives of others and you end up being all kinds of blessed. If you like that sort of thing, I encourage you and your family to participate in this year’s #LightTheWorld campaign. The opportunities for service are all around you, and those acts of service don’t have to be crazy big. Even the smallest, simplest act of service lets His light shine…and that light is a bright one.

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Click here or in the image above to download this year’s #LightTheWorld calendar.
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Printable recipe for slow cooker pulled pork chili freezer meal below. By the way, it’s super easy to double and triple like the aforementioned freezer meal recipes, which means it’s an easy way to feed the hungry in your neighborhood. Oh, and if you’re going to be putting together a lot of freezer meals in food storage bags, I recommend one of these food storage bag holders. You think it’s a silly little gadget until one of your nearly full freezer meals starts listing to the left and pulled pork chili makes its way down the side and all over your kitchen counter…

Now let’s get lighting the world, friends!

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili Freezer Meal -- Delivering freezer meals like this slow cooker pulled pork chili is a great way to help feed the hungry and #LightTheWorld this holiday season. | isthisreallymylife.com

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili {Freezer Meal}
 
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This slow cooker pulled pork chili is a great freezer meal. If you don't want to freeze it but would rather serve it the same day, see notes at the end of the recipe.
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2½ lb boneless pork shoulder roast, trimmed of excess fat & cut into 4-inch pieces
  • 1 package chicken taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (15-oz) can pinto beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 (28-oz) can fire roasted crushed tomatoes*
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (4.5-oz) can chopped green chilies
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 to 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded & finely chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
Instructions
  1. Place pork in a gallon-size resealable freezer bag. Sprinkle taco seasoning over top, seal bag and gently toss to coat.
  2. Open bag and add remaining ingredients. Remove as much air as possible, seal and freeze for up to three months.
  3. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Place defrosted chili mixture in a 6-qt slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours or until pork is tender.
  5. Transfer pork to cutting board and shred. Add shredded pork back into slow cooker; stir to combine and cook an additional 15 minutes or until. Serve with your favorite chili toppings.
Notes
* If you can't find a 28-oz can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes (I couldn't!), use 2 14-oz cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes and slightly blend using an immersion blender or food processor. You don't want them pureed but more like the consistency of Chili's salsa.

To serve the same day: Place pork in slow cooker and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Toss to coat. Add remaining ingredients and follow steps 4 & 5.

 
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