Ground Pork Chinese Chili

This ground pork Chinese chili is the perfect combination of Asian flavors and comforting chili. You’ll love this twist to a classic cold weather dish. Packed full of flavors like ginger, hoisin, five-spice powder, beer and hot chili oil. This is going to be your new favorite way to make chili! 

This ground pork Chinese chili is the perfect combination of Asian flavors and comforting chili. You'll love this twist to a classic cold weather dish. Packed full of flavors like ginger, hoisin, five-spice powder, beer and hot chili oil. This is going to be your new favorite way to make chili!

Ok, a few weeks ago I warned you it was about to get Asian inspired around here! I know Monday was more on the dessert side BUT today it’s all about CHILI! No, not the county. The food. Although, to be fair I do have some upcoming posts about the country Chile this month. They are going to be super delicious as well. So be on the lookout!

This ground pork Chinese chili is the perfect combination of Asian flavors and comforting chili. You'll love this twist to a classic cold weather dish. Packed full of flavors like ginger, hoisin, five-spice powder, beer and hot chili oil. This is going to be your new favorite way to make chili!

Actually, as I type this I’m sitting in a hotel in San Francisco. I’ve been here for a few days and I’m still having a bit of a hard time with the time change. Why is going from east to west the hardest thing EVER! My body just want to live on east coast time and that is that. Although the weather in SF is a bit warmer than NY so I at least have that going fro me. In fact, I heard back home in NY they are supposed to get 12 inches of snow. 12 INCHES! Seriously Mother Nature really doesn’t take prisoners. Of course, again I type this as I lay on my bed, fan blowing on my face and balcony door open to my hotel room. It’s in the 50’s and the breeze blowing in right now is straight up luxurious!

This ground pork Chinese chili is the perfect combination of Asian flavors and comforting chili. You'll love this twist to a classic cold weather dish. Packed full of flavors like ginger, hoisin, five-spice powder, beer and hot chili oil. This is going to be your new favorite way to make chili!

Ok, enough talk about the weather. Let’s talk chili. I know most people think of chili of being this ground beef concoction with lots of southwest flavor and beans BUT not today. Nope, this chili is straight up Asian influenced and packed full of the fresh flavors of ginger, garlic, soy sauce and hoisin sauce. You guys – YES. With a dish like this is just proves that chili never has to be made just one way. Mix it up! Oh, and for you all you Texas folks out there this ground pork Chinese chili is bean free. No need to worry.

This ground pork Chinese chili is the perfect combination of Asian flavors and comforting chili. You'll love this twist to a classic cold weather dish. Packed full of flavors like ginger, hoisin, five-spice powder, beer and hot chili oil. This is going to be your new favorite way to make chili!

Looking for more chili recipes? Try my Slow Cooker Beef Chorizo Taco ChiliTurkey Wild Rice ChiliSlow Cooker Pumpkin ChiliShort Rib Chili or my Easy Vegetable Chili

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Ground Pork Chinese Chile

This ground pork Chinese chili is the perfect combination of Asian flavors and comforting chili. You'll love this twist to a classic cold weather dish. Packed full of flavors like ginger, hoisin, five-spice powder, beer and hot chili oil. This is going to be your new favorite way to make chili!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 large yellow onions, small diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and small diced
  • jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns, crushed 
  • 1 tablespoon five-spice powder
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 12 ounces amber colored beer
  • 1 (14 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • Chinese hot chile oil
  • Cilantro, minced

Adapted from New York Times

Directions:

To a soup pot add ground pork, onion, bell pepper jalapenos and olive oil. Cook over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables start to soften. Add in garlic and ginger and saute for 30 more seconds until the garlic is fragrant.

Stir in crushed peppercorns, five-spice powder, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, beer and tomatoes. Stir to combine. Lower the heat and simmer for about an hour or until the soup has reached desired thickness. If it gets too thick simply thin out with a little chicken stock or water.

Taste and season with kosher salt if needed. Stir in vinegar.

Serve drizzled with hot chile oil and a sprinkling of cilantro.

 

7 Responses to “Ground Pork Chinese Chili”

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    Erren — February 9, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I can almost smell how amazing this chilli is just by looking at it!

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    Laura O @PetiteAllergyTreats — February 9, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    It’s chili season here in WI too. Thankfully we’re not receiving those 12 inches of snow like NY.

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef — February 9, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I’ve had a lot of different kinds of chili, but never a Chinese one… totally trying this soon!

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    eat good 4 life — February 10, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Wow this looks plain sensational. I need about 10 bowls of this for the week. I am coming over!

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes — February 11, 2017 at 12:06 am

    This Asian spin on chili is absolutely genius, my friend!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — February 11, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I love the creativity (and flavor profile) of this chili! I’ll bet it’s got a good bit of heat to it too! YUM!

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    Lauren @ Hall Nesting — February 11, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I love switching up the old chili routine!

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