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Guys and gals, can we talk to you for a second about our Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Chili recipe? It is like a yummy BBQ pulled pork sandwich hopped into a bowl of spicy chili. You get tender pulled pork + the sweet tang of your favorite BBQ sauce. Oh, and then it swims and simmers for hours in tomatoes and spicy chili fixin’s until it is perfection.
Rock the Crockpot : Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Chili
You ever take a bite of something and then have that crazy flavor combo that is addictive?
Yeah. Just happened with this pulled pork chili recipe. We went all out on this one and it tastes like you have been slaving away all day long…but your crockpot is making magic happen.
For this Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Chili, we started with fresh pork loin. You can use whatever is on sale at your local Meijer. A small pork shoulder would work great, too. Or, use leftover pulled pork and jump to the next part of the recipe. The choice is yours.
Tender pulled pork is a great change from a traditional beef chili. Plus when you cook the pork in the crockpot first, you get all of that pork flavor simmered right into the chili.
This slightly sweet + spicy BBQ pulled pork chili is so easy to make using some of our personal favorite ingredients from Meijer.
Perfect occasions for this crave-worthy Pulled Pork Chili Recipe:
- Tailgating and Homegating – Who wouldn’t love a steaming bowl of this chili while watching the big game?
- Rainy Fall Days + Cold Winter Nights – This spicy chili will warm you up fast!
- Busy Days When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking – This really is a recipe where you dump everything in your slow cooker and go.
- Days When You Have Leftover Pork – Stretch your grocery dollars and re-purpose leftover pork into a new and exciting recipe.
- Chili Cook Off – Seriously, we don’t mind. Enter this unique pulled pork chili and you just might come home with a prize.
For more inspiration + ideas on using your crockpot to create delicious one-of-a-kind meals, click here.
For the complete recipe, see the bottom of this post. Here’s a list of key ingredients we used to create this pulled pork chili recipe:
- Hunt’s® Crushed Tomatoes – Does it ever cross your mind to make chili without this tried-and-true brand? NO! You can never go wrong with the quality and taste of Hunt’s.
- RO*TEL® Hot Tomatoes with Habaneros – You can totally take the flavor of your chili recipes up a notch by using these spicy diced tomatoes. If you aren’t sure about the Hot, you can always use RO*TEL Original.
- Brooks® Original Chili Seasoning – This blend of spices and seasonings makes chili cooking easy by taking the guesswork out of getting perfect chili flavor.
- Brooks® Original Chili Beans – No chili of mine is ever complete without hearty and flavorful chili beans. (Also available in Hot.)
Yeah we kind of have a thing for chili. Especially when it is made in a crockpot because that gives me more time to think about what I am going to cook next. 🙂
Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Chili (Rock the Crockpot)
- 2 lb pork loin or pork shoulder roast
- 1 large onion peeled and sliced
- 28 oz can Hunt's Crushed Tomatoes
- 3-15 oz cans Brook's Original Chili Beans undrained
- 1-10 oz can RO*TEL Hot Diced Tomatoes with Habaneros
- 1-1.25 oz package Brook's Original Chili Seasoning
- 1 cup of BBQ sauce your favorite brand
- 1 TB all-purpose seasoning blend your favorite
Place the sliced onions in the bottom of your slow cooker. Sprinkle all sides of the pork with the seasoning blend. Sit the pork on top of the onions. Close the lid of your crockpot and cook on high for about 2 - 3 hours.*
*Cooking times will vary based on your slow cooker, the cut of pork you use, and thickness of pork. You want to cook the pork until it is done, but not falling apart. If you cook it too long, it will lose texture during the next part of the recipe.
Once the pork is done and can be easily sliced, pull it apart with a fork. Or you can cut it into bite-sized chunks. (We sliced it with a large knife, and then cut it into cubes with kitchen scissors. Then we pulled it using two forks into smaller pieces.)
Leaving the onions and cooking liquid in the crockpot, add all of the other ingredients. Stir to combine, close the lid, and cook on high for 2 - 3 hours until the pork is tender.
Serve with corn chips and sour cream.
If you are using pre-cooked pork, skip the first step and go right to the combination of all ingredients.