Chili Colorado


This is a rich, mild chili and pork stew. It is one of my favorite things, which I like to eat from a bowl with plenty of saltine crackers and a salad on the side.

close up view of Chili Colorado with corn and rice in a white bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless pork, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings, or vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 1 (4 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and black pepper to taste

  • 3 cups water


  1. Place 3 tablespoons flour in a plastic bag. Add pork and shake to lightly coat with flour; set aside.

  2. Heat bacon drippings and vegetable oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook until meat is evenly browned, about 5 to 8 minutes.

  3. Stir in 1 tablespoon flour; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Stir in onion, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until pork is just falling apart, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.


This chili is also good served over rice or chili beans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

452 Calories
30g Fat
11g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 452
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 833mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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