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Spicy Pork Chili

This zippy chili is a pleasant change from the traditional beef chili recipes I've tried. It tastes so good served with your garden-fresh steamed green beans, sliced cucumbers and hot crusty bread. It's especially satisfying on a cold day. —Christine Hartry, Emo, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper. chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Dash hot pepper sauce


  • In a Dutch oven, brown pork and onions until pork is no longer pink; drain. Stir in peppers and celery; cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 227 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 221mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • gunslinger
    Mar 29, 2020

    A nice change from your average chili. A little sweet combines very well with the slight spiciness! It was very tasty!

  • justmbeth
    Mar 3, 2013

    This was ok, no big complaints. I just have several other chili recipes that I greatly prefer over this.

  • Igraine32
    Feb 4, 2013

    This was a little sweet, a little spicy, but the best part was how chunky with veggies it was. Felt like I was eating a really healthy meal. My husband finished what our son didn't eat and I know he was already stuffed. My son did eat it, but he's 5 and it was a little mature for him. I don't care. I make him eat some anyway. He said he liked it.

  • Red Hat Milli
    Jan 30, 2013

    The picture appears to be the correct one for the recipe. It looks to me like the vegetables are just chopped "chunky". The red bell pepper looks like carrots and the celery like potatoes. The meat looks like it is cooked chunky as well.

  • Debbie1234567890
    Jan 30, 2013

    Just a question: this photo does not look like what the recipe will yield. The photo looks like a stew with carrots and chunks of meat, among other things. The recipe appears to be a pretty standard chili recipe with ground pork substituted for ground beef. Wrong pic?