One Marvelous and Strange Pork Chili Recipe

Pork Chili Sometimes Gracefully

So here’s the story behind this easy pork chili recipe: Grace and Darrin want pork chili; Grace and Darrin want spicy and easy pork chili; Grace and Darrin start following a pork chili recipe before realizing they lack a lot of the needed ingredients; Grace and Darrin find random substitutes to throw in the crockpot; Grace and Darrin enjoy one surprisingly kick-ass chili recipe.

So if you’re willing to follow this very strange but very flavorful pork chili recipe {I love my chili somewhat spicy!}, then I suggest this one! I was pretty skeptical while we were trying to figure out the best substitutes, but I’m darn proud of how this little number turned out!


  • 2 1/2 pounds of boneless pork, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 can {28 oz} of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can {8 oz} of pizza marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Β 1 teaspoon of minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

The Easiest Directions Ever:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown your pork in oil. Drain.
  2. Place the pork in a 5 qt. crockpot and then add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
  4. Reduce heat to Low and cook on Low for 4 hours longer.

That’s it! So easy! And somewhat of a strange recipe. We threw in some pizza sauce, some extra salsa, added some celery, and left out the chili beans {I’m just not a fan of beans…sorry to everyone in the South and to every cowboy who has ever eaten beans over a campfire…they just aren’t my thing}. Feel free to add beans if you’d like them!

I hope you’re having a great week!



  • Reply jennifer prod February 27, 2014 at 9:52 am

    marvelous and strange? two adjectives that make me want to whip this right up. jon and i both love chili, so that will probably happen when we get back to minneapolis… nothing like a hot cup with warm bread to heat up the winter nights πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kelsey McDonald February 27, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I LOVE Chili! Thanks so much for posting this recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

    Kelsey @

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