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Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili

My leftover pulled pork chili recipe is a busy cook's dream. Make it ahead and reheat later—it's even better the second day. —Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups shredded cooked pork
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Sliced jalapeno pepper, optional


  • In a large saucepan, saute the green pepper, onion and chipotle pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add the beans, broth, salsa, cumin and chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until thickened. Add pork; heat through. Serve with sour cream.
    Freeze option: Cool chili and transfer to freezer containers. Freeze up to 3 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator. Transfer to a large saucepan; heat through; add water to thin if desired. Serve with sour cream and, if desired, jalapeno slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 340 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 834mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • shannondobos
    Feb 27, 2019

    What a great way to use up leftover shredded pork, and a great way to make chili that isn't my usual beef version. I made it exactly as written, and my husband and I loved it. The heat was a little too much for the kids, but they still ate it.

  • lshaw
    Jan 25, 2019

    This came together SO quickly on a work night! My husband and 2 sons gave it a thumb's up. The problem is there was not near enough of it for the 4 of us using the recipe as written. Not everyone got a second helping, so next time I will double the proportions. I happened to find a jar of chipotle-flavored salsa on my kitchen carousel so I killed 2 birds with 1 stone. I used a container of Kroger Pork Carnitas that is pre-cooked. I added some cayenne pepper for the guys and I had some chopped red onion and shredded Mexican cheese mixture available as condiments. Will repeat--a nice change from regular chili.

  • peewee16
    Jan 22, 2019

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  • justmbeth
    Oct 17, 2017

    I loved this chili! It is more of a hearty chili. Very flavorful and comes together quickly on a cold weekday night. We added an extra 1/2 cup of broth but could have easily added another cup. My husband like to serve his chili over rice so the meatiness worked out well. Spice level was good with the 1 decent size pepper.

  • pajamaangel
    May 20, 2017

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  • HBcook
    May 3, 2017

    I made this for 2 of us and it only made enough for 3 for dinners. Very good and had a good kick from the spices and chipotles. It didn't have enough liquid but you can add. Per the photo...didn't look anything alike. It says 'chop' not chunks in the directions.

  • fezie
    Oct 16, 2014

    I tried to really rate this but was unable to do so--too hot to be comfortable to eat

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  • ahmom
    Jan 1, 2013

    WONDERFUL!! It put this in the crock pot.

  • tptaylor13
    Nov 5, 2012

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