Chili con Carne

This is the Best chili recipe you will ever find! It is not your typical beef chili – it is a pork chili. Yes, you’ve heard me correct we are using pork because it has so much more flavor than the beef.

I love chili but let me tell you something, when it comes to it, I am very picky. I love eating good hearty chili. Chili that is thick, just the right amount of spicy, beany but not overwhelmingly. I want to taste the small chunks of tomatoes.

What I love about this chili?

  • It’s made with delicious and juicy ground pork
  • it’s so much more flavorful than the beef chili
  • spicy, without being super hot
  • the perfect balance of spicy, sweet, salty and fatty

What is chili con carne?

Chili con carne, meaning “chili with meat”, is a spicy stew containing chili peppers, meat, tomatoes and optionally kidney beans. 

Looking for a hearty soup that the whole family will enjoy? Then you need a bowl of warm comfort food that the whole family can enjoy – a bowl of this delicious chili con carne.

Tips for Success

  • brown the meat – it will give you an amazing flavor
  • don’t rush to add the veggies
  • let is stew for at least 45 minutes. Let the flavors develop
  • use a good combination of chili peppers, jalapeno, poblano, etc.

This chili recipe can be served on top of hotdogs. My kids love it when I serve it as a sandwich. I just simply put it on sweet Hawaiian rolls or on top of rice.

Serving Suggestions:

You can add your favorite toppings. Here is my favorite ones:

  • Sour cream
  • Green onions
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Crispy bacon
  • Cilantro
  • Tortilla chips
  • Corn bread

Now let me introduce you to my new favorite chili con carne

You Need:

Ground pork2 pounds
Yellow Bell Pepper1
Orange Bell Pepper1
Yellow Onion1
Crushed Tomatoes128 oz.
Oil1 tbsp.
Tomato Paste1 tbsp.
Garlic Powder2 tbsp.
Onion Powder2 tbsp.
Salt 1 tbsp.
Sugar1 tbsp.
Black Pepper 1 tbsp.
Ground Cumin 1 tbsp.
Smoked Paprika 1 tbsp.
Dry Thyme 1 tbsp.
Chili Powder2 1/2 tbsp.
Beans2 cans of your choice
Chicken broth2 cups


In a large Dutch oven heat the oil and then add the ground pork. Season with salt and black pepper. Brown the meat over medium-high heat for 7-10 minutes. While the meat is browning, chop the peppers and onion. Add the vegetables in the pot and sauté for a few minutes until tender (about 4-5 minutes).

Add tomatoes, beans, broth, and all the spices. Bring to a low simmer. Cover it and let it hang out over low heat for at least 30-45 minutes. Ideally you would want to cook it for 1 1/2 + hours. Stir occasionally. Then simmer uncovered until the chili thickens, about 10-15 minutes.

Ladle into bowls and serve with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and green onions for toppings or your favorite ones.


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