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Monday, July 2, 2012

Easy Divine Swine BBQ Beer Chili Beans (Reduced Sodium and Fat)

I love making a big pot of chili because it is so versatile.  We will freeze leftovers, and pull it out for a quick dinner during a busy work week.  You can serve it on it's own, with all the fixings, over baked potatoes, fries, tortilla chips, eggs, hot dogs, hamburgers, you name it.  These chili beans are very unique, and unlike any I have tasted before.  They are thick and hearty, with a nice BBQ flavor to them.  Did I mention they are super easy, you might be able to raid your pantry and fridge on any night of the week to prepare these. 
 I tried to keep this chili on the healthier side by using extra lean pork, light beer, no salt added canned tomatoes, and reduced sodium beans. 

(Will make one large pot of chili)

1 Yellow Onion, Diced
1 Green Bell Pepper, Seeds Removed and Diced
2 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
19.2 oz. 95% Fat Free Extra Lean Ground Pork
1 packet (1 oz.) of Chili Seasoning Mix
1/2 TBS Chili Powder
1 Tbs Onion Powder
1/2 Tbs Garlic Powder
2 TBS Worcestershire Sauce
2 Cans 14.5 oz each Diced Tomatoes No Salt Added
4 Tsp Light Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Chili Garlic Sauce
1 can 12oz of Tomato Paste
1 can 12 oz. of  Light Beer (you could substitute for alcohol free beer or vegetable stock)
1 can 15.5 oz of Sloppy Joe Sauce
1 can 4oz Mild Diced Fire Roasted Green Chilies, partially drained
2 cans 15 oz each Pinto Beans 50% Less Sodium, partially drained
1 can 15oz White Beans 50% less Sodium, partially drained
1 can 15oz Black Beans 50% less Sodium, partially drained


In a large pot, over high heat, saute your diced onion and bell pepper in extra virgin olive oil for 5 minutes.  Add your ground pork to pot, and cook until pork is done, crumbling pork with a wooden spoon as you go. Once pork is done add all of your other ingredients, stir, cover with lid, and simmer on low for 30 minutes. 

Topping Ideas:

Top chili with light sour cream, fresh chives, reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese, and a little crumbled fully cooked bacon. 

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  1. It's not even lunch time and my mouth is watering!!

  2. Mindi,
    These sound amazing! I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing :) I'm pinning this now.

  3. I want to bite into that tator! I love that you put beer in your chili. Genius!
    Thanks for sharing at Whatcha Whipped Up


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