Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 25, 2023
My leftover pulled pork chili recipe is a busy cook's dream. Make it ahead and reheat later—it's even better the second day. —Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups shredded cooked pork
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Sliced jalapeno pepper, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the green pepper, onion and chipotle pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Add the beans, broth, salsa, cumin and chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Add pork; heat through. Serve with sour cream and, if desired, jalapeno slices.

Can you freeze Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili?

Cool chili and transfer to freezer containers. Freeze up to 3 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator. Transfer to a large saucepan to heat through; add water to thin if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 340 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 834mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 7g fiber), 27g protein.