Pork-Bean Chili with Corn Dumplings

Embrace the rich flavors and comforting warmth of this Pork-Bean Chili with Corn Dumplings. This dish artfully combines tender pork, hearty beans, and sweet corn dumplings, creating a symphony of flavors that is sure to delight. Suitable for beginners, this recipe promises a culinary adventure with every spoonful.

Cooking Time

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Serving Size

  • 6 servings


For the Pork-Bean Chili:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth

For the Corn Dumplings:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh corn kernels or canned corn, drained


  1. Prepare the Chili: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté until they are soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the pork cubes and cook until browned on all sides.
  2. Stir in the red and green bell peppers, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Pour in the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 1 hour until the pork is tender.
  3. Make the Corn Dumplings: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Add the melted butter and milk, and stir until just combined. Fold in the corn kernels.
  4. Cook the Dumplings: Drop tablespoonfuls of the dumpling batter into the simmering chili. Cover the pot and let the dumplings cook for 15 minutes or until they are firm to the touch.
  5. Serve: Ladle the chili into bowls, making sure to include dumplings in each serving. Enjoy your Pork-Bean Chili with Corn Dumplings hot.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

Calories450 kcal
Protein25 g
Carbohydrates45 g
Fat20 g
Saturated Fat7 g
Fiber8 g
Sugar6 g
Cholesterol70 mg
Sodium700 mg

This Pork-Bean Chili with Corn Dumplings combines the heartiness of a chili with the unique texture of corn dumplings, making it a perfect dish to warm up your soul. Enjoy your culinary creation!