Beef-and-Pork Chili

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 25, 2024

Chili is a comforting and hearty dish that delights the senses, offering a symphony of flavors and textures. This Beef-and-Pork Chili recipe combines the richness of beef with the subtle sweetness of pork, simmered to perfection with a blend of spices and tomatoes. Perfect for a cozy dinner, this chili is sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions

Directions

  1. Brown the Meat: In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and pork, breaking it apart with a spoon. Cook until browned and no longer pink. Remove the meat and set aside.
  2. Sauté Vegetables: In the same pot, add another tablespoon of olive oil. Add the chopped onion, garlic, and bell peppers. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Combine Ingredients: Return the browned meat to the pot. Stir in diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Simmer: Pour in the beef broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for about 1.5 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve: Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve hot, garnished with optional toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories450 kcal
Total Fat25 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Cholesterol85 mg
Sodium800 mg
Total Carbohydrate25 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Sugars7 g
Protein30 g

Enjoy this warm and flavorful Beef-and-Pork Chili, a dish that promises both comfort and taste in every spoonful. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cook, this recipe is designed to guide you through each step, ensuring a delightful culinary experience.