Slow-Cooker Pork Chili Recipe

Boneless pork loin, hot peppers, beans, and chili powder and other spices make this dish hearty and delicious.

Winter 2015

  • Traditional chili takes on a new twist when prepared with boneless pork loin.
    Photo by Viktorija

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Slow-Cooker Pork Chili Recipe


• 2 tablespoons cooking oil
• 1-1⁄2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into bite-size pieces
• Sea salt and white pepper, to taste
• 1 bunch green onions, chopped, including green parts
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 red bell pepper, chopped, optional
• 2 jalapeno or Serrano peppers, seeded and finely diced
• 1 tablespoon brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon chili powder
• 1 tablespoon cumin
• 1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne, or to taste
• 1-1⁄2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro, optional
• 1-1⁄2 pints crushed tomatoes, or 1-1⁄2 cans (15 ounces each), undrained
• 1⁄4 cup honey
• 1⁄4 cup prepared coffee
• 1⁄4 cup sparkling grape juice
• 2 cans (15 ounces each) kidney or black beans, rinsed and drained


1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over high heat until hot, 2 to 3 minutes.

2. Place pork in a bowl, and sprinkle with sea salt and white pepper; toss to season. Add to stockpot, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often.

3. Put pork in a slow cooker. Add green onions, garlic and red peppers, if desired. Stir in hot peppers, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, cayenne and cilantro, if using. Add tomatoes, honey, coffee, grape juice and beans, and stir to combine.

4. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

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