Beef and Pork Chili Recipe

When it’s cool outside, a nice big bowl of chili is so… wonderful. We never really had chili when I was growing up because my mom doesn’t eat anything that comes from a cow. I started eating it more in college because my aunt made it often enough that I got her recipe from her. Then, I had it at Justin’s parent’s house and got my mother-in-law’s recipe as well. The first time I went to make it, I didn’t even pay attention and got ingredients for both recipes mixed up. I called my mother-in-law to ask her where a certain ingredient came into the recipe and she had no idea what I was talking about and that’s when I realized what I did. So I made the best of it and combined the recipes and came up with my own chili recipe. I used to use a store-bought chili seasoning, but decided to make my own one time and liked how it tasted better. I don’t have it in the recipe, but I like to put some cheddar cheese on my chili, and sometimes top it with some sour cream.

Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Servings: 8
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 29 oz tomato sauce
  • 14.5 oz tomatoes diced, with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 14.5 oz tomatoes diced, zesty chili style
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 16 oz chili beans
  • 16 oz pinto beans
  • 6 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp lawrys seasoning
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp onion minced
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  1. In large skillet, brown ground beef and ground pork
  2. Mix all other ingredients in large crock pot
  3. Drain meats and add to crock pot, stirring to combine
  4. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours

What do you think?