Beef and Pork Chili

Beef and Pork Chili Recipe
Recipe and Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 2 hrs 25 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 8 servings

This recipe is for a flavorful chili with beef, pork, and beans, along with tomatoes and seasonings. Beer adds extra depth to this tasty chili recipe. Use your food processor to mince pork loin or boneless ribs, or use lean ground pork. 

Related Recipe: Crock Pot Ground Beef and Sausage Chili

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground pork, or boneless country style ribs, minced/ground in a food processor
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (about 14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chile peppers or jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cans (about 14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste, optional
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, small red beans, or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups beer
  • 1 cup water

How to Make It

  1. Saute the pork, beef, and onions in olive oil or vegetable oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and onions are lightly browned. Pour off some of the excess fat. Add the garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, jalapeno peppers, and crushed red pepper, if using. Add the beans and stir in the beer and water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low.
  2. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring frequently. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour longer.
  1. Serve alone or with fresh baked cornbread and a tossed salad.

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