Pulled Pork Chili is the best combination of authentic Mexican flavors and smoked pork! It can be made in the slow cooker, or even in the pressure cooker! Load this award-winning chili with your favorite chili toppings and enjoy!
If you’re looking for the perfect chili recipe, you are going to fall in love with this Pork Chili! It’s packed with amazing flavors that will knock your socks off!
Just throw a few simple ingredients in the slow cooker and pretty soon your house will smell amazing and you’ll be begging for dinner time to come! It’s an awesome weeknight dinner since it’s a cinch to make!
“WOW!!!! We love your recipe. We have made it a lot. Twice entered chili cook-off at church with the pot coming home empty and a second place on the last one. We have even swapped the pork for beef with very yummy results. Thanks for posting this!” Gwendalyn
Pulled Pork Chili Ingredients
You’ll need simple pantry ingredients to make this recipe. I’m going to give you a few ideas for substitutions just in case you don’t have all the ingredients on hand.
PORK: You could probably call this “leftover pulled pork chili” because I almost always use leftover shredded slow cooker pulled pork butt or shoulder (which freezes really well). If you don’t have that feel free to buy prepared pulled pork.
BEANS: Chili beans are great. Red beans, pinto beans, black beans, or kidney beans will work too. A combination will also be just fine!
TOMATOES: Fire roasted, diced, or whatever! I can my own tomatoes so I use them most often.
TOMATO SAUCE: Pretty basic pantry item, but if you don’t have it thin a little tomato paste down with water.
GARLIC: Use fresh cloves or use garlic paste which is my favorite. You could also use 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
JALAPENO: It really does add great flavor. Jalapenos freeze well too so I always keep a few in the freezer for recipes like this. If you don’t have them you could add a dash of hot sauce or cayenne pepper. Start with a little and add more to taste!
ONION: Fresh, dehydrated, or use 1 teaspoon onion powder.
SPICES: Cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika (can use sweet paprika but smoked gives the soup the BEST flavor), pepper, salt, oregano, brown sugar. In a pinch, you could use a packet of chili seasoning. It won’t taste the same though!
How to Make Slow Cooker Pork Chili
Pulled Pork Chili is one of those recipes where all you do is throw a few ingredients in the slow cooker and forget about it.
STEP 1: Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Stir.
STEP 2: Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 5-6 hours.
STEP 3: Serve with your favorite traditional chili recipe toppings; onions, sour cream, olives, corn chips, and of course cheese!
NOTE: If you don’t have time to make this chili in the slow cooker, it’s easy to make chili in the instant pot too. Just add all the ingredients and pressure cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. Natural release pressure and serve!
NOTE: I haven’t ever tried it…but, I think this would be a fantastic baked chili recipe, especially if you baked it on the smoker. I’m going to fire up my Traeger and try it ASAP!
What to serve with this smoked pork chili
I think every chili recipe needs a side of bread. Cornbread and honey butter are a favorite at my house. Garlic Knots, Cheesy Monkey Bread, Homemade French Bread, and Parmesan Rolls are all great options too.
And if you need a few more soup and chili recipes be sure to check out my Jalapeno Popper Chili, Pizza Chili, Cheesy Potato Soup, Creamy Taco Soup, and Cream Cheese Chicken Soup! They’ll warm you up from the inside out!
Pulled Pork Chili Recipe
I’ve experimented with lots of pull pork chili recipes and THIS is the one!
Whether you are looking for a fix and forget meal, something to share at your next tailgating party, a recipe to make for an upcoming chili cook off, or just want to make a kick butt chili this is the recipe for you!
Smoked Pulled Pork Chili has that irresistible smoky flavor of pulled pork, a touch of a fire-roasted flavor, a tiny bit spicy, and a little bit sweet!
All the flavors combine together to make one flavor-packed chili! You’re gonna love it!
Pulled Pork Chili
Ingredients to make Pulled Pork Chili
- 2 16 ounce cans Chili Beans
- 2 14.5 ounce cans tomatoes
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 2 cups shredded pulled pork I bought mine already made. You can find it near the lunchmeat in the grocery store
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 whole jalapeno seed and membranes removed and diced
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
Chili Topping Ideas (Optional)
- shredded cheese
- diced tomatoes
- sliced green onions
- corn or tortilla chips
- sour cream
- Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Stir.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 5-6 hours.
- Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, corn chips, and cilantro if desired.