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Pork Chili

My husband usually tries to avoid spending time in the kitchen, but he'll frequently offer to prepare this easy chili. Of course, he always eagerly serves as taste tester! —Linda Temple, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can (28 ounce) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown pork in oil; drain. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Reduce heat to low and cook 4 hours longer.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 208 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • Steph
    Dec 23, 2019

    I used this recipe as a guide for my own chili. 1 lb of al pastor marinated pork 6 roma tomatoes, peeled 6 tomatilloes 1 can of black beans, undrained 1 can of pinto beans, undrained 1 medium yellow onion 4 cloves of garlic 1 jalepeno, seeds, veins and all Salt, pepper, ground cumin and cayenne to taste I used a large skillet to cook the onions, peppers, garlic first, then added the pork. I used the medium pot to deskin the tomatoes, then later used it to cook the chopped tomatoes, tomatilloes, beans. As everything was close to being done, I poured the beans and tomatoes into the skillet, covered for 10-15 minutes to marry. Thanks for writing, posting your recipe, helping me with mine!

  • estelle
    Dec 29, 2017

    This is a fantastic recipe! I make it all the time and people love it. It is not spicy just nicely flavored. If you like some heat turn it up with whatever chilies you like.

  • cookish
    Feb 21, 2015

    Very disappointing. Too much tomato. I should have known better.

  • Gaylord18
    Feb 14, 2015

    Too thick of a tomato sauce!

  • imanimykel
    Feb 8, 2015

    Decided to try this recipe because we had not tasted chili with pork before. We ate it with cheese and cornbread muffins, It tasted a lot better than we had expected. We will be cooking it again.

  • Boovas
    Jan 20, 2015

    too hot for my family, sorry

  • ktype
    Jan 14, 2015

    This had a kick but was way too sweet tasting. No one in our family wants me to try this one again..... Sorry about that!

  • lwalker528
    Apr 12, 2014

    I had whole jalepenos, so I finely chopped a whole one and threw that in there, and left out the cayenne pepper and the chili powder. Delicious! Husband LOVED it. Definitely will make again. It's spicy, but not so spicy that I can't get through a whole serving of it.

  • porkchiliwinner
    Mar 25, 2014

    I won a chili cook off with this recipe for pork chili. I call it my pulled pork chili , I left out a couple of items so I could call it my recipe. Instead of chunks I shredded the pork. Now I am going to put the recipe in our church ' s recipe book the ladies are making . Thanks so much for great recipes .

  • vbag
    Sep 30, 2013

    I'm not really a fan of pork in chili; however, I decided to give this a try. I was pleasantly surprised. The combination of pork with the spices and chili beans made a nice, zesty combination. One thing I did was to make my chunks a little smaller. I also add an additional can of spicy chili beans. Excellent.