Chunky Pork Chipotle Chili

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

A great and filling chili - adjust the chipotle chilis to your desired spiciness. Beef broth can be substituted for the beer if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop the onion. Mince the garlic. Cut the pepper into 1/2 inch chunks. Cut the pork into 3/4 inch cubes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and garlic and cook 3 minutes.
  3. Toss the pork cubes with the cumin and chili powder until well coated.
  4. Add the pork to the saucepan and cook until the pork is browned, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the bell pepper, beer, picante sauce, and 1 tablespoon of the chipotle chilis. Bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer about 5 minutes or until pork is tender. Taste and add more chipotle if desired.
  6. Add the beans and heat through.
  7. Serve topped with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.
Most Helpful

Made as directed and it was a bit liquidy which is okay. The bigger issue is the balance: given the spiciness, the sweetness was off a bit for us. I think that the next time I'd make this I will add a can of diced tomatoes and a tablespoon of sugar. Thanks, loof! Made for Zaar Stars.

mersaydees December 05, 2009

Wow, fastest chili to make in the west, and here in PA too. :) Yes, This is more liquidy than regular chili, but easily remedied by adding 2 Tbsp of tomato paste during the final simmer. I cut the pork into thin strips and then diced it up (about the size of kidney beans). I like to prep pork for chili this way and use large cubes for stews. This recipe gets 5 stars for such a quick and very simple chili recipe that is wonderfully tasty & flavorful. I served it over saffron rice. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

2Bleu November 15, 2009

We really enjoyed this dish. I did use the yellow pepper and also added in a minced jalapeno pepper for added spice. I served over rice just like others have suggested. I cooked this a bit longer to try and reduce the amount of liquid. Very yummy. Thanks for posting.

teresas May 24, 2008