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Table Rock Red Pork & Bean Chili

Cowboy Cooking Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 2 hrs


  • 1/4     pound sliced bacon
  • 2        pounds boneless pork cubed, 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2        Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1        small chopped white onion
  • 1        jalapeno chile, chopped and seeded 
  • 2        garlic cloves, minced
  • 1        teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  • 2        Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2  teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8     teaspoon cayenne
  • 7        ounces beef broth
  • 1/2     cup brewed coffee
  • 1        cup water
  • 12      ounces crushed tomatoes with puree
  • 1        can (8 ounces) red kidney beans


  1. In a 8 quart pot cook bacon with medium heat. Turn until bacon is crisp. Remove and place bacon on paper towel to drain. 
  2. Keep 2 Tablespoon of bacon drippings and remove the rest. 
  3. After bacon has cooled, crumble. 
  4. Turn your heat to medium/high and add oil. Brown pork in 3 batches. 
  5. Remove from pot and place on plate.
  6. In hot pot, add onions and jalapenos and cook. 
  7. Reduce heat to medium. Stir onions and jalapenos until soft. 
  8. Now add your garlic, oregano, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne. Cook for 1 minute.
  9. Return pork to pot and add broth, coffee, water and tomatoes. 
  10. Simmer chili, uncovered. 
  11. Cook 2 hours and stir occasionally. You want pork tender. 
  12. Now stir in the beans and bring to a simmer.
  13. Garnish with the crumbled bacon. 
  14. You can also garnish with chopped red onions, fresh cilantro, lime wedges, sour cream, and salsa.

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