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Bourbon Pork Chili February 28, 2012

Jamie says: My Mom makes this AWESOME bourbon chili. She found the recipe in the Made in The Shade cookbook, a collection of recipes by the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc. I used the recipe for inspiration and made some changes to create my own Bourbon Pork Chili.

Bourbon Pork Chili

We use ground pork instead of ground beef. (In my household, we use ground pork to replace ground beef.)

That's ground pork in there (and some beans)

I brought the Crock Pot of chili to my neighbors place to watch The Oscars.

Gotta love the Crock Pot for keeping this warm 'til party time

I brought some toppings, too.

Reduced fat sour cream and shredded cheese

This chili was absolutely amazing. (And so was my neighbor Amy’s chocolate pie.)

Amazing chili

Some of the guests at the party thought it was the best chili ever. I enjoyed it for dinner for the next couple of nights, too.

Pass the chili, please!


Bourbon Pork Chili


  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 lb market ground pork (Publix)
  • 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes (Hunt’s)
  • 15.5 oz can light red kidney beans (Publix)
  • 16 oz can white beans (Bush’s)
  • 1/4 cup chili powder (Badia)
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar (Publix)
  • 1/4 cup bourbon (Blanton’s The Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey, 93 proof)
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream (Daisy)
  • 1 cup shredded 2% sharp cheddar cheese (Publix)


  1. Preheat a slow cooker (Crock Pot) on high heat and a large saute pan on medium high heat. Chop onion. Add ground pork and chopped onion to saute pan. Cook for 8 minutes or until pork is cooked and onions are soft, stirring frequently.
  2. Add entire can of tomatoes, undrained, to slow cooker. Drain kidney beans and white beans; add beans to slow cooker along with cooked pork and onions, chili powder, vinegar, and bourbon. Stir. Allow to heat for 2 hours or until ready to eat.
  3. Top with shredded cheese and sour cream. Enjoy!

Serves: 6-8

  • Nutrition note: Balance and moderation is key. When using a fattier meat (like market ground pork), choose reduced fat/light versions of other high fat foods such as sour cream and cheese.

3 Responses to “Bourbon Pork Chili”

  1. Aunt Angi Says:

    I feel like I just ate a meal with my godchild,Jamie. You have been busy cooking and eating. That is your family blood at work. The recipes sound and look so good I want to rush to the kitchen and play and eat…but I am supposed to be doing research on the net right now. Ruby popped open your blog and I couldn’t resist catching up. Can’t wait to cook and eat with you for Easter.
    Aunt Angi

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