Pork 'n' bean chili


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes4 servings, about 6-1/2 cups
*PLUS Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cooked pork chops, or other chops

  • 1 large onion

  • 1 large green bell pepper

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 to 2 tbsp chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, or 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 398-mL can tomato sauce, or 540-mL can tomato

  • 2 cups corn kernels, frozen or canned

  • 284-mL can pork and beans, or 540-mL can beans, such as kidney, romano or black


  • Trim chops, discarding fat and bone. Coarsely chop meat and onion. Seed and coarsely chop green pepper.

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper. Cook, stirring often until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in chopped meat. Sprinkle with chili and garlic powders. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in tomato sauce, corn and beans, including liquid. Cover and bring to a boil, stirring often.

  • Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes to develop flavors. Chili will keep well in the refrigerator for several days and can be frozen.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 394, Protein 28.7g, Carbohydrates 39.4g, Fat 15.6g.

Pull a fast one with this easy pork chili. Serve with bowls of chopped tomatoes, grated cheddar, shredded lettuce and tortilla chips to sprinkle over top.