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Easy Pork Chili

Easy Pork Chili is the perfect fall meal packed with ground pork, beans, vegetables and rich spices. This chili can be made on the stove or in a slow cooker. It is so easy to make for a big crowd and great for tailgating season. You can even freeze this chili for later!

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EASY PORK CHILI 

When fall and winter roll around I make chili and soups on repeat. This is my favorite time of year for chili.

We love making this Chili Con CarneInstant Pot Turkey Chili, this Instant Pot Pork Chili and this Slow Cooker Pork Pozole

I love the fact you can modify chili to your tastes that day and it is an easy recipe for those busy days.

The Ohio Pork Council and I teamed up to create this Easy Pork Chili that is packed with ground pork along with rich spices, vegetables and beans. It is perfect for game day and one of my favorite chili recipe.

I love setting out a variety of garnishes including cilantro, cheese, sour cream, diced red onion and jalapeños. 

This Pork Chili will warm you up and is packed with protein to keep you feeling full.

I shared how to make this on the stove-top as well as in the slow cooker.

If you have all day to let the chili cook I suggest doing it in the slow cooker.

It is so easy and it helps develop the flavors. If you don’t have as much time the stove-top works great too. 

Easy Pork Chili above

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS PORK CHILI RECIPE?

PORK: Ground pork adds protein to this chili dish along with flavor. I love using ground pork in all kinds of dishes from this Egg Roll in a Bowl to this Easy Thai Pork Stir-Fry to Pork Burgers

BEANS: I added pinto and black beans to this chili. I like using pinto beans in chili and often forget about them. They are a nice soft bean with a mild flavor.

They work great in soups and dips too! 

VEGETABLES: When I make chili I like to load it up with vegetables.

Today’s recipe has bell peppers, onion, corn and diced tomatoes. 

SPICES: Spices add so much flavor to chili recipes.

My favorite spices to use, which I used in this recipe, are chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper. 

Easy Pork Chili with radish

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS SLOW COOKER PORK CHILI?

While you can easily make this on the stove it is also an easy crock pot recipe.

In a large skillet heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.

Add the ground pork and cook until browned.

Add the ground pork to the slow cooker followed by all of the remaining ingredients and cook on low heat for 5 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

Serve warm in soup bowls with your choice of favorite toppings like hot sauce, jalapeno pepper, green onions, sour cream, avocado, cheddar cheese and chopped red onion. I also like to serve with tortilla chips or corn chips.

Easy Pork Chili with jalapeños

WHAT MODIFICATIONS CAN I MAKE TO THIS CHILI?

BEANS: I use black beans and pinto beans in this chili but any beans work great. Some other ideas are red or light kidney beans, white beans or even chickpeas. 

VEGETABLES: I love loading my chili up with vegetables.

This recipe uses bell peppers, corn, diced tomatoes and onion. Other vegetables I love adding are zucchini, celery, green chiles, poblanos and carrots. 

GRAIN: If you want to bulk up your chili add a grain like brown rice, quinoa or farro. 

SPICES: Spices help take your chili to the next level. If you want a smoky flavor try add chipotle chili pepper or if you want more spice add extra cayenne red pepper.

If you can get ahold of Mexican oregano try adding that instead of regular oregano. 

PORK: This is a ground pork chili but you could easily use leftover pulled pork for a pulled pork chili.

BROTH: If you like a thinner chili you can add chicken broth or vegetable broth. Try my homemade chicken stock.

TOMATO SAUCE: Another way to thin chili is to add tomato sauce. 

Easy Pork Chili with logo

OTHER CHILI RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE: 

BEEF CHILI 

INSTANT POT WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

VEGETARIAN CHILI 

SLOW COOKER VEGETARIAN CHILI 

INSTANT POT PORK CHILI VERDE

INSTANT POT BEEF CHILI 

Easy Pork Chili with radish

Easy Pork Chili

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Easy Pork Chili is the perfect fall meal packed with ground pork, beans, vegetables and rich spices. This chili can be made on the stove or in a slow cooker. It is so easy to make for a big crowd! 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps. olive oil
  • 1 lb. of ground pork
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1 large red pepper bell pepper, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed, chopped {optional for spice}
  • 3 tbsps. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsps. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne red pepper {optional for spice}
  • 1- 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1– 15 oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 – 15 oz. cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 – 15 oz. can of corn, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

FOR THE SLOW COOKER

  1. In a large skillet heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground pork and cook until browned.
  2. Add the ground pork to the slow cooker followed by all of the remaining ingredients and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3 hours.
  3. Serve warm in soup bowls with your choice of toppings like sour cream, avocado, cheese and chopped red onion.

FOR THE STOVE

  1. In a large pot heat the 2 Tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add in the garlic and continue to saute for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add the ground pork and saute until the pork is browed. Drain any fat and return the pork to the pot.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and let simmer for 45 minutes to an hour. The longer the chili simmer the more developed the flavors will be.
  4. Garnish with cilantro, cheese, sour cream and all of your favorite toppings.

Notes

If this is too thick feel free to add chicken or vegetable broth to your chili. I would start with 1 cup and go from there.

If you want to freeze this chili let it cool in the fridge before you put it in the freezer. It works great as a freezer meal.

Today’s post is sponsored by the Ohio Pork Council. As always, opinions are 100% my own. 

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Wednesday 21st of July 2021

This recipe needs some liquid. Was this an unintentional omission?

Julia

Thursday 22nd of July 2021

You can not drain the tomatoes to add more liquid. Otherwise for a thinner chili add 1 cup of broth and go from there depending on how thin you like it.

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