Bold Bean and Pork Chili Recipe
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Bold Bean and Pork Chili Recipe

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This tempting chili is big on flavor and really very simple to prepare. Sometimes on a Sunday, I'll get a good start on it—up to where it's time to add the beans. Then the next day, I'll take it out of the fridge and finish it off in just a few minutes. Viola—dinner is quickly served! —Natercia Yailaian Somerville, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (4 to 5 pounds), trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 4 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Minced fresh cilantro, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 364 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 1585mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 8g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown pork in oil; drain. Add onions; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, tomatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until meat is tender, stirring several times.
  2. Skim fat; stir in beans. Simmer 15-30 minutes longer or until chili reaches desired thickness. Garnish with cilantro if desired. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Bold Bean and Pork Chili in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p29

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sjmdam User ID: 4248228 239057
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"I used only 1/4 of a cup of chili powder the flavor was just ok but extremely gritty I have been using TOH recipes for several years this is only the 2 recipe we didn't iike"

SraCA User ID: 8075940 218755
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"This recipe is incredibly delicious!!! I did cut back on the chili powder and I used half chili beans and half black beans! Wow. This is a keeper!"

bretinlv User ID: 6547974 76815
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"Found this recipe and used it for our neighborhood chili Cook-Off on Halloween. It WON! So good."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 112766
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"Loved this chili, nice and hot. You may want to tone it down a bit depending on who's going to eat. My mother could barely finish half a bowl."

Cookin4MyFam User ID: 4515320 86574
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"HOT! We loved it... kids ate spaghetti, but we loved it. Good flavor. I didn't know what to do with the pork as far as cutting it..I cubed it when I sauted it. Hubby wished we had corn bread rather then Best Cheese bread(TOH recipe)"

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