Have leftover smoked pulled pork? Turn it into this incredible delicious Smoky Pulled Pork Chili! Leftover smoked pulled pork, pinto and kidney beans and in a spicy bbq chili. Delicious served with sweet corn cake, cheddar and allthetoppings.
When life hands you leftovers, turn it into chili.
This was actually the first recipe I thought of (besides this soup) for using my leftover smoked pork shoulder. I thought tacos or nachos would be too easy and a smidge unoriginal. However, don’t get me wrong, I will most definitely be making those the next time we have leftovers. Especially since I recently got a really good idea from a neighbor friend of ours, so stay tuned.
Plus it’s chili season.
To Make This Smoky Pulled Pork Chili:
- olive oil
- yellow onion
- tomato paste
- chili powder
- chipotle powder
- smoked paprika
- barbecue sauce
- leftover pulled smoked pork shoulder
- tomato sauce
- pinto beans
- pink kidney beans
In a dutch oven add 1 tablespoon olive oil plus 1 medium chopped yellow onion, 1 diced jalapeño (seeded for less heat is desired) plus 1 large garlic clove that has been finely minced.
Sauté over medium-low until the onions are soft and translucent and the edges are starting to slightly brown.
To that add; 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon both chipotle powder and ground cumin and 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika.
Stir and cook for 1 minute.
Next, add in 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce and 1 cup bbq sauce (I used this one) with 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans and 1 (15 ounce) can pink kidney beans that have been rinsed and drained.
Lastly add the smoked pork. Before adding the pork, I picked through it and discarded any overly fatty pieces. Then I warmed it up a smidge and drained off any excess fat in the bowl.
Stir, cover and simmer for 30 minutes for the flavors to meld.
Serve this chili in bowls with a scoop of sweet corn cake, cheddar, plain nonfat greek yogurt (or use sour cream), a little red and green onion with a sprinkle of cilantro.
Smokey, sweet with a little heat! This chili is incredible and perfect for you game day dinner.
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