This slow cooker pulled pork chili is a perfect way to use leftover pulled pork. It s hearty, easy to make and has a little bit of BBQ flare.
This chili is so full of flavor, plus it is easy to make. Just toss the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it do the work for you.
When you are ready, a hot pot of chili will be waiting for you. Just add your favorite toppings and dinner is done.
There is just something about a good bowl of chili topped with your favorite fixings. This recipe takes it to the next level with some bbq undertones and loads of pork.
It is a great way to take some leftover pulled pork and turn it into something completely different and delicious. Or use it to stretch what is left of pulled pork into a complete meal.
Making the chili
The only real prep work in thus recipe is dicing an onion and green pepper. If that is too much effort, feel free to use dried minced onion and omit the pepper.
Or check out the grocery store, sometimes they have these things prediced for you. Our market has fresh versions near the deli and sometimes they have frozen versions too.
Add your veggies and some leftover pulled pork to your slow cooker. I used about a pound and a half of pulled pork, but feel free to use whatever amount you have.
If your pork is in big chunks, you might want to give it a rough chop. It will make it easier to get on your spoon later.
Add a few cans of chili beans, a can of crushed tomatoes and some chili powder. Some bbq sauce helps to tie in that flavor a bit bringing together the Tex-mex and the smoker.
Some beef broth helps to get a good consistency. You could use water or chicken broth if you don’t have beef stock.
I used water mixed with a bit of beef better than bouillon. Having some soup bases like that on hand is so much handier than keeping stock in the pantry.
Now put the slow cooker on low and let the chili cook for at least four hours. You can let it go for six to eight hours if that works better for your schedule.
Topping your chili
Like most chilies, a bowl of this slow cooked pork chili is absolutely delicious on its own. However it is also fabulous with all sorts of goodies on top.
We love cheese and sour cream on our chili. Jalapenos, avocado or a splash or two of hot sauce are also great options.
We enjoyed a slice or two of beer bread with our chili. The flavor of the beer really adds to the BBQ flavor in the chili base.
More great tex-mex style soup recipes
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Creamy white chicken chili is a perfect cold weather meal. Make it for game day or any day to warm up from the inside out.
Creamy buffalo chicken chili is another great slow cooker recipe. It is warm with just a little bit of spice and lots of flavor.
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- 1.5 lbs. pulled pork
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 2 cups beef broth
- 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 3 14 oz. cans chili beans
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- optional: red pepper flakes
- Put all ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cook on slow for at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours.
- Serve with your favorite chili toppings.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 1509mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 7gSugar: 21gProtein: 14g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.