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Smoky Pork, Bacon, and White Bean Chili

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Smoky Pork, Bacon, and White Bean Chili

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To make this chili even more smolderingly smoky, add a finely chopped chipotle chile (from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce) along with the onion, or add some cayenne powder along with the chili powder. You can also cook this recipe in a slow cooker—start it in a large skillet, then just before adding the tomatoes, transfer everything to a slow cooker and proceed from there in the slow cooker. On the side, serve warm tortillas, tortilla chips, corn bread, or a green salad with radishes, avocado, and cilantro.


  • 1 1/2 lb. pork loin roast (cut into 3/4-inch dice*)
  • 8 oz. bacon (thick-cut,, 5 or 6 slices, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips)
  • 1 onion (large, cut into 1/2-inch dice)
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 29 oz. roasted tomatoes (diced fire-)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 30 oz. cannellini beans (white kidney or other white beans, drained)
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 2 scallions (thinly sliced, optional)
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    1. In a large saucepan or small stockpot over medium heat, cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
    2. Add the onion to the bacon fat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the pork, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the chili powder and paprika. Stir in the tomatoes (with their juices) and water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pork is tender, 35 to 45 minutes.
    3. Stir in the beans and about 2/3 of the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 10 minutes. Add salt to taste. Serve the chili garnished with the remaining bacon and the sour cream and scallions, if using.
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    vonSeggern 10 months ago
    Really good, very spicy, definitely warmed me up!
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    Cori Bryant 3 years ago
    Great fall Chilli. Very hearty. Good flavor and can add other things as one sees fit.
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    KATHRYN M. 4 years ago
    great recipe! I did however divide the chili powder and chipotle chili powder to add more heat. I also added some sweet corn! Great alternative to regular chili recipe!