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Mom’s Pork Chili Con Carne

Mom's chili con carne recipe

Mom’s Pork Chili Con Carne Recipe

Say whatever you want, but my mom is a better cook than yours. From chicken enchiladas, to spinach manicotti, fresh-baked sourdough bread, to her own pork chili con carne, she is an amazing cook.

Mom's pork chili con carne reciple.

Today I am sharing with you her pork chili recipe. Contrary to popular belief, chili does not neccessarily mean “thick bean and meat soup”. Technically, the word chili is referring to the pepper. Growing up we called this meal “chili meat” but for clarity (and google) I am calling it Mom’s Pork Chili Carne.

Simple Ingredients for a Delicious Meal

Just a few simple ingredients make up this delcious meal.
simple ingredients often make for the best meals

This recipe is made with just a handful of simple ingredients. Boneless pork chops, garlic, onion, and spices. You can make this as simple or complicated as you want. Personally, I like to add hot sauce and diced green chilis, but below is my mom’s recipe.

Mom’s Pork Chili Con Carne

A simple and delicious dish that can be slow cooked and served over rice or in corn tortillas.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 3-4 boneless pork chops
  • 3 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2-4 large tomatoes OR 1- 15 ounces can
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Chop up bonesless pork chop into bite-sized pieces.

  2. Heat oil in large pan.

  3. Brown pork.

  4. Add onions, cook for 2-3 minutes more.

  5. Add garlic and onions. If using fresh tomatoes, stir until they begin to break down.

  6. Add spices.

  7. Turn heat to low, add lid, and simmer pork in juices for 30-40 minutes. Internal temp should be 145 degrees/

  8. SLOW COOKER: Add browned meat, juices, and spices to slow cooker. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.

  9. Serve with beans, over rice, or our favorite, on top of warmed corn tortillas. Garnish with cilantro, shredded lettuce, olives, cheese, guacamole, or any other desired ingredients.

My favorite way to eat pork chili con carne is with rice and over a warmed corn tortilla.

My favorite way to eat this is with rice and warm corn tortillas.

If you are on the lookout for more recipes, check Our Favorite Recipes. It has our tried and true favorites, all designed to feed a large family. And if you’re just looking for ways to spend less time in the kitchen (or be more efficient while you are in there) check out my Kitchen Hacks.


1 Comment

  1. Patti

    I just found you again – yippee! I love your recipes (and your mom’s recipes, too, I guess – he he!) If I were to make this in an instant pot, do you have any idea how long it would take? I think I will try it on the “meat/stew” setting…

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