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Zippy Pork Chili

In addition to eating this chili the traditional way (with a spoon!), my family likes to scoop bites onto tortilla chips. The leftovers are delicious rolled in tortillas and warmed up. It's so comforting to have a pot simmering when cold Kansas winds are blowing. —Michelle Beran, Claflin, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts)


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each ) chili beans, undrained
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • Chili powder, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
  • Optional: Sour cream, tortilla chips and shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a Dutch oven, heat canola oil over medium heat. Brown pork in batches until no longer pink. Add onion; cook until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add beans, tomatoes, water, bouillon and seasonings to taste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until meat is tender, about 2 hours. If desired, serve with sour cream, tortilla chips and shredded cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 303 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 638mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Jersey
    Jan 2, 2019

    Made it with leftover smoked pork butt. Added more chili powder, also. Yum!

  • Ham_Sammich
    Oct 14, 2017

    So tasty! After browning the pork, I made mine in a slow cooker on low for 8 hours. I probably added 2-3 Tbsp of Chili Powder...may add a bit more next time!

  • katlaydee3
    Sep 13, 2010

    Loved this chili took it to a potluck and everyone liked it. I used 1/4 c. chili powder, 1 t. pepper and 1/2 t. cayenne.

  • lllewark
    Jan 12, 2010

    Even our pickiest eater(we had to tell her it was pork chop soup)had seconds!

  • chandajenine
    Dec 5, 2008

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