Mole-Style Pork Chili


Cinnamon and unsweetened chocolate sound like odd additions to pork recipes, but they add depth of flavor and richness to this pork chili idea. This is going to becoming your new go-to stew!

Mole-Style Pork Chili
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 12 ounce boneless pork sirloin chops or pork shoulder steaks, cut 1/2 inch thick

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 14.5 ounce can stewed tomatoes, undrained

  • 8 ounce butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1-1/2 cups)

  • 1 15 ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon grated unsweetened chocolate

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • Herb-flavor or plain flour tortillas (optional)


  1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 1/2-inch cubes. In a 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add meat, onion, and garlic; cook until meat is brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in undrained tomatoes, squash, kidney beans, black beans, corn, the water, chili powder, chocolate, cumin, cinnamon, and oregano. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until squash and pork are tender, stirring occasionally. If desired, serve with tortillas. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
9g Fat
41g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 678mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 34.2mg 171%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 4.3mg 24%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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