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Heartwarming Beef & Pork Chili Recipe
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Heartwarming Beef & Pork Chili Recipe

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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
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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 237 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 656 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Heartwarming Chili in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p7

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Reviewed 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."

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"My family sorta liked it."

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed 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."

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