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Carnitas Chili

Carnitas Chili
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 10
A great chili recipe that uses leftover carnitas and its flavorful cooking liquid as a main component.
By The Food in My Beard
Updated August 29, 2017


  • 1 can Old El Paso™ Green Chiles
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 (28oz) cans Muir Glen™ diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup dark beer
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 onions
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound cooked carnitas with juices


  • 1
    Slow Cooker Carnitas recipe
  • 2
    Dice the onions, pepper, and broccoli. Mince the garlic. Strain and rinse the beans.
  • 3
    Saute the beef until browned. Remove from pan and strain and remove excess fat. Saute the pepper and onion for about 8 minutes, stirring often. Add in the garlic and chili powder and stir well.
  • 4
    Add all the remaining ingredients. Mix well and bring to a simmer. If it does not have enough liquid, add in some more beer or even water, but remember, after it simmers while covered, it will become more liquidy.
  • 5
    Simmer covered for 45 minutes to an hour. Check occasionally to monitor the amount of liquid, and add more if needed.
  • 6
    Serve with cheese!

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