Cowboy Pulled Pork Chili is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’s slow simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes! As always all opinions are my own!
For those of you that have some serious Chili Pride you are going to fall in love with Cowboy Pulled 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!
All three of my boys really should have been born 75-100 years ago and lived happily ever after as cowboys!
My oldest son brings a full lunchbox home almost everyday because he spends his whole lunch hour participating in roping contests. That’s right! The kids get together and rope a fake cow, or each other, to find out who’s the best roper!
My boys even talk like they were born 75 years ago! The other day my oldest son asked me to build him and apple pie! Not to make, or bake an apple pie but to “build” him a pie! I guess he thinks making a pie is similar to building a fence, a barn, or some other object.
My wanna be cowboys play the harmonica, practice their auctioneering skills, watch old black and white westerns, talk with a little cowboy accent, and wish they could sit around a campfire every night!
To go along with the rest of their old fashioned ways they prefer all cowboy food. It’s almost like they think they have to go hunting for their own meat and provide for their own meals! Not me! I enjoy the conveniences of modern life and I’m not going to start eating their procured meat!
Cowboy Pulled Pork Chili on the other hand…this is a meal we all enjoy! It has this amazing smoky flavor that might even make you feel like you are on an old cattle drive, hunting trip, or camp trip! It’s manly enough my boys go crazy for it, and it’s so yummy and easy that it’s one of my busy weeknight favorites!
Like every other great tasting chili this one starts with flavor packed ingredients!
For this recipe I chose to use Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes, the fire roasted diced tomatoes are perfect because they add just the right amount of extra smoky flavor to the chili!
Adding BUSH’s slow simmered chili beans makes the chili hearty and gives it an amazing flavor, which makes these beans the perfect building block for this chili!
Another ingredient that really kicks the flavor up in this chili is smoked paprika. It combines with smoked pulled pork (I use store bought because you just can’t beat how easy that is) and Hunt’s diced fire roasted tomatoes to really drive home that smoky flavor I was looking for. All that smokiness without cooking over a campfire sounds great to me!
Cowboy 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. Can you imagine what a game changer slow cookers would have been for families 75 years ago?
I think it’s safe to say most families need a few really simple dinner options just like this because most of us don’t have time have zero desire to scavenge around the wilderness looking for some animal to harvest for dinner! Am I right?
Skip the takeout, and the hunting trip this week and get this chili in the slow cooker instead. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did! My cowboy children could not get enough of this smoky and hearty chili and have been begging me to “build” it again!
Whether you are looking for a fix and forget meal, something to share at your next tailgating party, a recipe to “build” for an upcoming chili cook off, or have some serious Chili Pride and just want to make a kick butt chili this is the recipe for you!
Cowboy Pulled Pork Chili has that irresistible smoky flavor of pulled pork, a touch of a fire roasted flavor, is a tiny bit spicy, and a little bit sweet! All the flavors combine together to make a flavor packed chili! You’re gonna love it!
- 2 16 oz. cans BUSH's Chili Beans, mild chili sauce
- 2 14.5 oz. cans Hunt's Vine Ripened Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
- 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
- 2 c. 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
- 1-2 jalapeños, seed and membranes removed and diced
- 1 T chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp cracked black pepper
- 2 T brown sugar
- 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.
This post written by me on behalf of BUSH’s slow simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes!