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Heartwarming Beef & Pork Chili

Loaded with both beef and pork, this chili is extra meaty. I keep it mild so it's easy on sensitive stomachs and for children who can't handle hot spices.—Christine Panzarella, Buena Park, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions and/or hot pepper slices, optional


  • In a large saucepan, cook the beef, pork, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain.
  • Add the water, tomato sauce, beans, tomatoes, chili seasoning and garlic salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until heated through. Serve with cheese, sour cream, green onions and/or hot peppers if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 237 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 656mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • gunslinger
    Aug 18, 2014

    Very good, great for someone who loves a really meaty chili. The addition of the ground pork gives it a little different flavor that we enjoyed.For those who like it spicier, hot sausage would be a good substitute for the ground pork.

  • StarGazer214
    Jan 18, 2014

    I've been cooking this recipe for years and the men of the house absolutely LOVE it!! Me too :) Thanks so much Mrs. P!

  • amygerman15
    Dec 7, 2013

    My family sorta liked it.

  • bluebirdjohnson7
    Nov 9, 2010

    I made this in my Crock Pot! I didn't even brown the meat first. I just put it all in together and cooked it on high for about 4 hours. It was a little soupy so I added rice and cheese. It was awesome!

  • bluebirdjohnson7
    Nov 8, 2010

    We love this chili! I have even substituted the pinto beans with a can of baked beans, which made it even sweeter, which we loved! Often, I use turkey sausage for the pork or more ground beef. It is always great.

  • rogbre
    Jul 1, 2009

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  • heidiwalbourn
    Feb 4, 2009

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  • rfdw
    Jan 29, 2009

    Excellent, easy recipe for chili. My husband always says it tastes as good as chili that's cooked all day.