Try a new twist on this traditional dish by cooking your chili with ground pork. So much flavor is presented in the dish; you are sure to love it!

Delicious bowl of pork chili topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, and fresh jalapenos.

On cool nights, chili just seems to hit the spot. Fall is coming, and this is one recipe that you should know how to make.

How To Cook Ground Pork Chili Recipe

Talking about this recipe gets me excited. I love throwing a spin on historic dishes, making them fun and unique.

Having said all that, let’s get to the recipe so we can start cooking.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of pork sausage
  • 4 cloves of fresh minced garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 8-10 fresh tomatoes (or 2, 14 oz cans)
  • 2-15 ounces cans of pinto beans 
  • 1 can of tomato sauce 15 ounces
  • 2 cups of beef or chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper and cumin

Step 1: Brown the pork in a 7 qt dutch oven with the pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat.

Step 2: Once the ground pork is cooked through, add the diced tomatoes and kidney beans.

Step 3: Add your seasonings.

Step 4: Then add your broth and tomato sauce.

Step 5: Stir well before bringing everything to a boil.

Step 6: Once at a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.

Serving Suggestions

Even with the amount of flavor that is presented in one bowl of chili, why not add some toppings? Here are a few of my favorites, but the options are endless.

  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded cheese
  • Avocado
  • Jalapeños
  • Bacon Bits
  • Fritos corn chips

If you are looking to get even more creative with this one-stop meal, make cornbread to go with your chili, and for dessert, make this easy fall spiced baked persimmons. You can thank me later!

Why Should I Make Ground Pork Chili?

Listed below are a few reasons why this recipe deserves a special place on your menu.

Healthy: Loaded with protein and nutrients, this recipe is perfect for helping you to stay energized and fuller longer.

One-pot meal: This dinner is so simple that it requires only a few ingredients in one dutch oven to provide a flavorful meal. Not to mention how quick the cleanup process will be with so few dishes.

Family Friendly: This unique version of a classic chili will be a new family favorite. Even picky eaters will be begging for seconds.

Make Ahead: Once this recipe is cooked, you can store it in your dutch oven or an airtight container in the fridge and reheat it later for a meal.

Budget-friendly: If you are cooking for a large crowd, this is a very economical option.

Tomato based pork chili topped with cheese in a bowl with a cracker on the side.
On a neutral colored background is a colorful bowl of chili that is topped with sour cream, cheese and jalapenos.

FAQs

What are the best ingredients for making pork chili? Generally speaking, the ingredients in this recipe are very similar to those in any other beef chili recipe. Adjust ingredients or seasonings to your taste preferences and enjoy a flavorful pork chili.

Is pork chili good for you? Protein is an essential nutrient, and this recipe includes both pork and beans, which are excellent sources of this nutrient.

What kind of meat is good in chili? In this recipe, I use ground pork, which is delicious, but you can substitute it with pretty much any ground meat of your choice, including ground moose or beef. We also love making a green chili variation with pork chops!

In glass white bowls are pork chili.

Final Thoughts

Whether you will be making ground pork chili for a cookout or a sit-down dinner, it always seems to be a favorite.

Chili is that one food I never seem to tire of. Its versatility can be used as a soup or on top of a hotdog and still taste great.

Let me know if you enjoyed this recipe by leaving a review in the comments section below. If you liked this pork chili recipe, you may find one of these other dutch oven recipes fun for your next meal!

How to Make the Best Ground Pork Chili Recipe

Laura Ascher
Ground pork chili is a favorite one-dish recipe. It's so simple to prepare, making it an excellent option for large crowds!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 587 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds of pork sausage
  • 4 cloves of fresh minced garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 8-10 fresh tomatoes or 2, 14 oz cans
  • 2-15 ounces cans of pinto beans
  • 1 can of tomato sauce 15 ounces
  • 2 cups of beef or chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt pepper and cumin

Instructions
 

  • Brown the pork in a 7 qt dutch oven with the pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat.
  • Once the ground pork is cooked through, add the diced tomatoes and kidney beans.
  • Add your seasonings
  • Then add your broth and tomato sauce.
  • Stir well before bringing everything to a boil.
  • Once at a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ozCalories: 587kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 39gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 1362mgFiber: 11gSugar: 7g
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