Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

In honor of the ingredient of the month, I'd like to share this pot of joy with you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a fairly large soup pot, heat olive oil.
  2. Sautee garlic until golden, then add onion.
  3. Sautee until it begins to become translucent, then add pork.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cook over fairly high heat, until pork browns, then add cumin, lower heat to medium, and cook meat through.
  6. Add all remaining ingredients.
  7. Bring to a boil, and let boil 10 minutes or so, then cover, and reduce heat to low.
  8. Cook at least 1 hour on low, and up to 3, depending on how thick you like your chili, stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve with grated colby-jack cheese and a big dollop of sour cream, chopped green onions or cilantro, and tortilla chips!
  10. Note:Any other kind of meat could easily be substituted--chicken, turkey, beef, whatever appeals to you!
Most Helpful

Fabulous chili cg! The flavor was amazing. I used 1 pound of boneless pork chops, and 1 pound of ground pork. And I didn't have any cumin seeds, so I ended up using 2 tbsp of ground cumin--yum! I also had to sub white wine vinegar for the red--someone finished it and didn't tell me, lol. Anyway, everything else was done just as your recipe says. If anyone is thinking that 2 onions is a lot, trust me, it isn't. They really cook down. So--the meat was very tender and the chili simmered for about 1 1/2 hours. The house smelled so good. I would make this again in a heartbeat--beans and all! Oh! You HAVE to put the grated cheese and dollop of sour cream on your bowl of this chili--it is delicious! Thanks cg! :)

ciao February 11, 2004

We really liked this chili! Cut down to 1/2 recipe. I didn't end up adding all the water and let it cook for 2-3 hours to make it a little thicker (with lid off). The long cook time also made the pork really tender. Didn't have any fresh jalapenos, so used a little jarred pickled ones with a little brine added in. My toddler son ate my whole bowl, even though it was a little on the spicy side!

StacyMD187373 November 08, 2013

After reading the reviews I added only 1qt water, simmered it a couple hours uncovered, add an extra jalapeno and 2 habanero peppers (if you love spice food its a must) and it was EXCELLENT!!!

ozzz169 June 17, 2010