PAMELA’S PORKY Slow Cooker CHILI is made with BACON and SAUSAGE! This pork chili is easy to make in the crockpot with diced tomatoes and beans! It’s one of my family’s favorite comfort food dinners! Ready in 6 hours on LOW. Serve with shredded cheese and a big piece of crusty bread! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes.
With the temperatures feeling like single digits, I’ve been craving a nice (big!) bowl of warm chili. I decided to up my chili game one notch and create Pamela’s Porky Chili filled with bacon and sausage! Doesn’t it look delicious? It tastes it too!
To make this chili even easier to make on a busy winter day, we’re going to add our all ingredients to the slow cooker, set it for 6 hours while we go to work, and then come back to a big bowl of tasty, warm chili that your entire family is going to love!
So let’s get cooking and show some Chili Pride, shall we?
Pamela’s Porky Chili calls for 2 cans of HUNT’S Diced Tomatoes, 1 can of HUNT’s Tomato Paste and 2 cans of BUSH’S Chili Beans. We like the “Hot Chili Sauce” Chili beans, but you can also get mild if heat isn’t your thing. I swear though, the “Hot Chili Sauce” variety isn’t THAT spicy and adds a nice touch of spices to the chili. I love BUSH’S Chili Beans for chili because they are slow-simmered chili beans and pack a lot of flavor to the final recipe. Hunt’s diced tomatoes are always my favorite – they’re vine ripened which is important to this gardening girl.
We also need a green pepper, a red pepper, celery and a onion. Chop them up!
And throw them in your slow cooker! Did I mention that this slow cooker meal is so EASY to make?
It wouldn’t be called Pamela’s Porky Chili without meat, so let’s bring on the pork! First up, bacon – use a good premium bacon. Cook it on your stove top, preferably in your cast iron skillet because that always makes the best bacon! Can we all just agree that bacon is really delicious?
Finally, brown a pound of Italian Sausage. You can get sausage that’s already ground, or you can buy links and remove the meat from the casings.
Throw your bacon and sausage in the slow cooker and then add in all your seasonings. This chili has a lot of flavor so we’re adding Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, dried oregano, dried basil, sugar, minced garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper!
Set your slow cooker to low for 6 hours and get ready to have a grumbling stomach as your kitchen starts to smell like Pamela’s Porky Chili!
All ready everyone – it’s chili time! Grab a bowl and fill it up with porky chili. Then add a sprinkle (or 2!) of shredded cheddar cheese on top.
I always recommend serving warm chili with some toasty Italian bread.
Now dive into this big bowl of chili and enjoy every bite of it!
I hope you love Pamela’s Porky Chili as much as we do! Did I mention it freezes great too for make ahead meals?
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Pamela's Porky Chili
PAMELA'S PORKY Slow Cooker CHILI is made with BACON and SAUSAGE! This pork chili is easy to make in the crockpot with diced tomatoes and beans! It's one of my families favorite comfort food dinners! Ready in 6 hours on LOW. Serve with shredded cheese and a big piece of crusty bread!
- 6 slices bacon
- 1 pound Italian Sausage
- 2 15 oz cans BUSH'S Chili Beans drained
- 2 15 oz cans HUNT'S Diced Tomatoes not drained
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 6 oz can of HUNT'S Tomato Paste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 large yellow onion chopped
- 1 large green pepper chopped
- 1 large red pepper chopped
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- shredded cheddar cheese for topping
Cook bacon in a skillet over medium high heat until crisp. Remove bacon, crumble it and set aside. Drain grease out of pan.
In the same skillet add Italian Sausage and cook until browned. Add bacon and sausage to slow cooker.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker and stir so seasonings are completely mixed.
Cook on low for 6 hours.
Serve in bowls and sprinkle cheddar cheese on top. Serve with some crusty Italian bread!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’S slow-simmered chili beans and Hunt’s vine ripened tomatoes.