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!
EASY PORK CHILI
I love the fact you can modify chili to your tastes that day. 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. 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.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS PORK CHILI?
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.
HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS PORK CHILI IN THE CROCKPOT?
- 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 for 5-6 hours or high for 3 hours.
- Serve warm in soup bowls with your choice of toppings like sour cream, avocado, cheese and chopped red onion.
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, 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.
FOR THE SLOW COOKER FOR THE STOVE 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 mea.
FOR THE SLOW COOKER
FOR THE STOVE
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 mea.