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Crock Pot Pork Chili

This hearty pork chili filled with fresh ingredients is a perfect recipe for cold fall or winter nights. The bright flavors of summer are warmed by the heartiness of the rich pork, roasted tomatoes, and chilies. It’s a dish that can be thrown together quickly and allowed to slow cook throughout the day or heated together fast on the stove top for a throw-together-in-a-flash for tonight’s dinner!

Prep Time: 15 minute

Cook Time: 3 hours, 15 mins – 6 hours, 15 mins.

Yield: 3 quarts

Serves: 6 – 8



  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage meat without the casing
  • 1 medium red onion
  • ¼ cup low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 4 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 small jalapeño, optional
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes in juice
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, undrained
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can pinto beans, undrained
  • 2 (16-ounce) fresh tomato salsa (prefer Pico de Gallo)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 (5-ounce) containers Frigo® Crumbled Feta Cheese, divided
  • 1 bunch cilantro, minced
  • 2 limes, sliced


Preheat slow cooker to high.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or the base of your 4-quart slow-cooker (if it is removable from the heating element on your slow cooker) over medium heat. Add the ground pork, Italian sausage, onion, and taco seasoning and cook until meat is browned through, stirring frequently, about 8 minutes.

Add garlic, red bell pepper, and jalapeño and cook for another 3 minutes.

Place the 4-quart stock pot on the slow cooker base or, if using a skillet, scrape the pork mixture into your slow cooker. Stir in the corn, tomatoes, beans, and salsa. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or medium for 5 to 6 hours. Note: This may vary slightly depending on your slow cooker.

Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper as needed.

Finish by stirring in one container of Frigo® Crumbled Feta Cheese and minced cilantro. Divide into bowls and garnish with limes and remaining Frigo® Crumbled Feta Cheese.

Rad Remix: For dinner on the fly, add the corn, tomatoes, beans, and salsa to the mixture on the stove and cook until heated through, about 20 minutes. This will result in a fresher brighter flavor that will mellow and warm as it simmers longer or is reheated the next day.