Hearty Pork Sausage Chili

Pork Chili
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Chili-Come and Get It

There are so many variations of chili or chili con carne. People have been making chili since the 17th century using various types of meat, beans and vegetables. Lately I've been making a lot of dishes with pork due to it being on sale more so than beef. The following recipe can be made with either beef or pork.

4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Pork Chili

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: Will Serve 4-5 people

Spices

  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground chili powder
  • 1 tsp. Crushed red peppers
  • 3-4 dashes of Slap Ya Mama Cajun Pepper Sauce ( or your favorite hot sauce)

Ingredients for Pork Chili

  • 1 ½ pound of ground pork
  • 3 – 4 hot Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2-28 oz. or 796 ml cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2-19 oz. or 540 ml cans of red kidney beans

Ground Pork and Hot Italian Sausage
Ground Pork and Hot Italian Sausage
Sauté onions, green pepper and garlic.
Sauté onions, green pepper and garlic.
add diced tomatoes and spices
add diced tomatoes and spices
Add meat
Add meat

Let's Get Cooking

Cut the Italian sausages into bite sized pieces.

Fry the sausages with the ground pork until cooked.

While the meat is cooking chop onion and green pepper. Thinly slice the garlic cloves.

Rinse kidney beans under cold water in a colander and put aside.

Once the meat is cooked drain it.

In the bottom of a large pot add enough oil to coat the bottom and heat. Add the chopped onions and green pepper. Sauté for three minutes and then add the sliced garlic. Continue to sauté another two minutes.

Add diced tomatoes and stir. Add all of the spices and let this mixture simmer for ten minutes to blend flavors.

Add meat and stir. Gently add and mix the rinsed kidney beans. Bring everything to a boil then simmer for twenty minutes.


To Accompany Chili

To go along with your chili here are some sides that you may enjoy.

  • Tostitos Scoops. These are great as you can scoop the chili.
  • Shredded cheese.
  • Chopped green onions to add once the chili is dished out into bowls.
  • Sour cream to dollop on top.
  • For those that like their chili a bit spicier make sure you have a bottle of hot sauce on the table as well as chili powder or hot pepper flakes.

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Tip

If you find that there is not enough liquid in the chili and don't want to add another entire can or diced or whole tomatoes, add salsa to it. I've done this several times and it has worked out quite well.

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sue, Hope you like it. I hear our weather is finally going to warm up today. Hopefully the sun will melt some of the snow we have up here :)


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Susan,

You are making me hungry. lol Bookmarking this one. :)

Hope you are doing well.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

MM, Thank you, and I hope you enjoy it.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Your recipes are great, I am really looking forward to trying this one, it sounds delicious and a bit different, thank you Susan and voting up


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

missolive, You're welcome, and thank you. So glad that my chili recipe makes you hungry.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Just Ask Susan - This sounds really good! I don't think I've ever had chili made from pork before. I like the fact that chili has so many variations as well as regional flair. I want to thank you for including my chili hub - honored!

Voted up and yum! Another hub that has left me hungry :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Eddy, Thank you for visiting and have a great day.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Mmmm another must here!!

Thanks for sharing

Eddy.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ruby, You'll find it has a very different taste with the pork than the turkey. Hope you enjoy the recipe and thanks.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I bet this is really good. I love chili. I have never used pork, i always use ground turkey. I will give this a try..Thank you Susan..


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Possum chili ... hmmm :) You know what you just gave me an idea. I have some moose meat in my freezer. The next time I make chili I think I'll try the moose and leave out the kidney beans.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Pamela, If you do try it I hope you enjoy it, and thanks.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Yep, and on the use of Italian sausage, that's fine - any kind of meat is acceptable in chili, even road kill chili! But I like your recipe better than possum chili, ROFL.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I have never used ground pork in my chili, but your recipe sounds excellent, although I would go light on the hot pepper. Thanks.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

marcoujor, Thank you so much and hope you enjoy the recipe.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Austinstar, I knew if you came by to read this you'd say Texas chili does not have beans :) But glad to see you as I always welcome your comments.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

molometer, Thank you, and I hope that this recipe changes your mind about chili.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Danette, Nice that you had a mild winter. It's done nothing but snow here for the past three days adding to what we already have. Thank you.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

drbj, The sausage added a nice flavor.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Susan,

This is so attractively presented with your photography and the recipe looks positively delicious! I will bookmark for future reference and enjoyment.

Voted UP & UAI-- Hugs and thanks, mar.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I have to hand it to you Susan. With the exception of kidney beans, this does sound a lot like chili!

In Texas, chili is always made without beans. There are no beans in chili. If it has beans, it's not chili.

That being said, it's perfectly all right to make beans on the side and I'm with L.L. Woodard, I would use black beans or pinto beans. (on the side).

I caint hep it, A'hm a Texan!


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molometer 4 years ago

This is a great twist on a dish that never lit my fire.

I have tried a few chilli con carne recipe's and never been too impressed with the results?

This however looks very interesting and I will give it a try.

Well written with good photo's. I vote it up, useful, interesting and potentially yummy!

I'll let you know how it turned out.


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Danette Watt 4 years ago from Illinois

We've had such a mild winter that I've hardly made chili at all this season. Very nicely formatted hub.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

The addition of Italian sausage seems to be a great innovation. Will keep you posted. Thanks for the recipe, Susan.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, Thanks now get cooking :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

smileyface, Nice to meet you, and thank you.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I am going to post a picture of mine and then link the hub on my FB in a couple of hours! Lol


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, I made this last night and it was a big hit here. Hope you enjoy it.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I like mine hotter too but I have to be careful with the spices for other family member who don't like it as hot. I've never tried it with rice before, maybe next time I will.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I'd never put Italian sausage in mine either but wanted it a bit meatier. It worked really well.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

L.L. I like kidney beans but next trip to the grocery store I think I'll try the black beans with chili.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Frank :)


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smiileyfacexo 4 years ago from New Zealand

oh wow. That looks so good! =)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Susan! I am going to make this tonight! It looks perfect for a chili night:) lol

My nephew is coming over and we always cook together - so he's planning to go to the grocery with me later (I always let him choose snacks to take home just for him) lol. I will let you know how we like it - Dave checked it out and gave me the thumbs up!


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BRIAN SLATER 4 years ago from Nottingham Uk

Love this Susan, I like mine hot, hot, hot thanks for sharing, Great for a Saturday night in, i like my chili with rice, should I bring a bottle:)


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

I have never used Italian sausage in my chili but will have to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

This sounds like a hearty version of chili. I have to admit that kidney beans squelch my appetite, but have found I can still enjoy beans in chili if I simply switch out to black beans instead.

Voted up and SHARED.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Susan I love your recipes...

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