Sweet BBQ Pork Chili

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Black and red beans with tender pieces of pork shoulder simmered in a homemade sweet BBQ sauce with brown sugar, garlic and tomato sauce for a fusion of BBQ pork and chili

  • 2 cans (8 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Wesson® Vegetable Oil
  • 1 pound boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped white onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz each) black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz each) red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • Sour cream, chopped parsley and warm cornbread, optional

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  1. To make BBQ sauce: Stir together tomato sauce, brown suagar, mustard, vinegar, onion, chili powder and garlic in small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. To make chili: Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 5 minutes or until brown on all sides, stirring occasionally. Remove from saucepan; set aside.
  3. Add onion and salt to same saucepan. Cook 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in prepared BBQ, browned pork, undrained tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans and broth. Bring a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until pork is tender, stirring occasionally. Top each serving with sour cream, parsley and serve with warm cornbread, if desired.
Cook's Tips

For a spicy-sweet BBQ sauce, add 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno or habanero pepper to the homemade BBQ sauce.

Cook's Tips

For a spicy-sweet BBQ sauce, add 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeno or habanero pepper to the homemade BBQ sauce.

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nicole reed February 04, 2017

This was awesome sauce. I made to much so I gave some to my coworker and put the rest in the freezer. However, the night I made it I put in my slow cooker. My son and I enjoyed how the chili was sooooooo hearty and good

Mary February 02, 2017

Good- a little too sweet for me , as I'm trying to get away from sugars- would make again, just decrease brown sugar.

Mary February 02, 2017

I thought the flavor was wonderful. I didn't like the texture of the pork. Might have just been the quality of the meat. I'll retry with pork from a different store.

Lisa February 02, 2017

My family really loved this. It is a little sweet of course due to BBQ, so if you only like savory chili, this probably wouldn't suit you. I added corn and some other chili veggies, I also added the juice from the beans instead of discarding them, we wanted a little more sauce to the chili. Overall a fabulous change from regular chili, I would make this again.

smediag February 02, 2017

My husband love this recipe. He said he likes this recipe better than regular chili. I only use about 1/3 cup of sugar. Easy to prepare.

Ron February 02, 2017

Not sure I like pork on chili. Next time I make it I think I will try beef instead. Otherwise it was wonderful.