A simple homemade chili recipe that's made in the slow cooker and loaded with pulled pork!

Smoky Pulled Pork Chili

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 15 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: game day recipes, party recipes, slow cooker recipes
Calories: 186 kcal

This smoky pulled pork slow cooker chili recipe is an easy dinner recipe that will warm you up from the inside out. The pork chili is sweet, smoky, and a little bit spicy!


  • 1 package Smithfield Mesquite Pork Loin Filet about 1 1/2-2 pounds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce diced (more for extra heat)
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 30 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 30 ounces tomato sauce
  • 15 ounces mild chili beans
  • 15 ounces hot chili beans
  • Cheese, green onions, crackers, sour cream, etc. for serving


  1. Slice the pork tenderloin into 4 equal sized pieces. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add half of the the oil. Stir in the onions and cook until softened, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic, chipotle chile, adobo sauce, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and salt. Stir to coat the onions and cook for 1 more one minute.
  4. Remove the vegetables and spices to a 5 quart slow cooker set to low.
  5. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beans to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  6. Add the rest of the olive oil to the pan and turn the heat up to medium-high. Sear the large pieces of pork on all sides.
  7. Place the pork in the slow cooker and stir to cover the meat in the sauce. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.
  8. Remove the pork pieces from the slow cooker using a slotted spoon and place on a cutting board. Use two forks to shred the meat or use a knife to cut into bite sized pieces.
  9. Return the pork to the chili, cover, and continue cooking for one more hour.
  10. Serve with grated cheddar, green onions, sour cream, crackers, etc.
Nutrition Facts
Smoky Pulled Pork Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 1342mg58%
Potassium 845mg24%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 845IU17%
Vitamin C 11.5mg14%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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