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Smoked Pulled Pork Chili

Pulled Pork Chili offers a rich blend of smoky flavors, hearty beans, and tender pork. Leftover smoked pulled pork is the star of this show, and adds a delicious flavors not found in traditional chili recipes. By incorporating a unique mix of spices, vegetables, and a hint of beer, this chili recipe creates a comforting and satisfying meal that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s a versatile dish that can be customized with various garnishes and mix-ins, and your whole family will love it!

Smoked Pulled Pork Chili

The heartiness of smoked pulled pork combined with the robust flavors of cumin, garlic, and onion powder makes Pulled Pork Chili a must-try dish. The addition of beer, preferably a blonde ale, adds a kick, while masa helps to thicken things up a bit. This recipe not only offers a fulfilling meal but also serves as a great way to utilize leftover smoked pulled pork. Whether you’re looking for a comforting meal on a chilly evening or a filling dish for your next gathering, this chili promises to deliver satisfaction.

In the recipe, we do the seasoning from scratch. If you want to hit the easy button, I really like the Carroll Shelby’s White Chicken Chili kit!

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Rich and Smoky Flavor: The smoked pulled pork gives the chili a deep, smoky flavor.
  • Hearty and Filling: Packed with beans and pork, this chili is satisfying and perfect for a main meal.
  • Customizable: Garnish with cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and crushed tortilla chips to suit your taste.
  • Easy to Make: Simple steps and straightforward ingredients make this a perfect recipe for any home cook.

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Pulled Pork Chili

Pulled Pork Chili shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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  • Smoked Pulled Pork
  • Water
  • Beer (Blonde Ale preferred)
  • Masa
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Oregano
  • Jalapeno
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Onion
  • Rotel
  • Navy or Cannellini White Beans
  • Mexican Blend Cheese (for garnish)
  • Sour Cream (for garnish)
  • Cilantro (for garnish)
  • Tortilla Chips (for garnish)

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How to make Pulled Pork Chili

Wondering what you’re getting yourself into when you make this dish? Here’s a quick overview of the process! Make sure you follow the instructions at the recipe card at the bottom of the post while you’re cooking.

  • Combine
    In a large pan, combine the pulled pork, water, beer, masa, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Mix In
    Add the diced jalapeno, green bell pepper, yellow onion, and Rotel to the pan. Continue simmering until the vegetables are soft.
  • Taste
    Taste the chili and season with salt as needed.
  • Cook
    Stir in the white beans and let the chili cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy
    Remove from heat and serve with your choice of garnishes such as shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and crushed tortilla chips.

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Pulled Pork Chili FAQ

How to store the leftovers?

Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

What’s the best way to reheat the leftovers?

Gently reheat on the stove over medium heat, adding a little water if the chili has thickened too much.

Can this recipe be made in advance?

This chili tastes even better the next day as the flavors meld together.

Pulled Pork Chili
Pulled Pork Chili

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Smoked Pulled Pork Chili

5 from 1 vote
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Course: Traeger Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Nicole Johnson


  • 4 cups smoked pulled pork
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 ounces beer blonde ale, preferred
  • 1/4 cup masa
  • 3 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 whole jalapeno stem, seeds, and membranes removed
  • 1 whole green bell pepper diced, stem and seeds removed
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 15 ounce can navy or cannellini white beans drained

Garnish & Mix Ins

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro
  • 6 ounces tortilla chips crushed


  • Add the pulled pork, water, beer, masa, cumin, garlic and onion powder, and oregano to the pan. Bring up to a simmer.
  • Add the sliced jalapeno, bell pepper, onion, and Rotel.
  • Continue simmering until the vegetables are soft.
  • Taste, and add salt if necessary.
  • Add the white beans and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with your favorite toppings.

Tools & Equipment

White Chicken Chili Kit optional – if you don't want to do all the seasonings from scratch


Calories: 410kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 21gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 905mgPotassium: 146mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 395IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 294mgIron: 3mg
Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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