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Whatcha’ Got Chili Pot

Whatcha’ Got Chili Pot

Whatcha’ Got Chili Pot

Recipe By Bunnie Pollock, Savory Spice - Sellwood/Portland, OR customer


8 to 10 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

1 Hours

Recipe By Bunnie Pollock, Savory Spice - Sellwood/Portland, OR customer

This was the customer award-winning chili recipe from the Savory Spice Sellwood/Portland, OR store's 2016 chili cook-off. Tasters in our test kitchen dubbed it "baked bean chili".

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of chives, or any traditional chili topping of choice.

Recipe Notes

*If you don’t have time to soak dried beans overnight use 2 to 3 (15 oz.) cans of beans, drained and rinsed, and continue with recipe.


For beans:

1 cup dried white beans*

1/2 cup dried black beans*

1/2 cup dried small red beans*

For seasoning:

For sweet sauce:

1/4 cup ketchup

1 1/2 Tbsp. molasses

1 1/2 tsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. fish sauce

2 Tbsp. brown sugar

For chili:

2 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes

3 cups chicken broth

3 cloves garlic, finely diced

3 to 4 slices bacon

1 large onion, diced

1/2 lb. ground chorizo

1/2 lb. Italian sausage

1/2 lb. ground beef sirloin

1/2 lb. lean ground pork

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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  • Mexican Oregano

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  • Smoked Spanish Sweet Paprika

    Our Smoked Sweet Paprika is made with sweet, Spanish red peppers dried over an oak fire to impart delicious, smoky flavor. This popular Spanish smo...

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  • Ground Coriander Seeds

    Ground Coriander Seeds have many seasoning uses & cooking applications. Use ground coriander powder in savory recipes like masalas, marinades a...

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  • Ground Cumin Seeds

    Ground Cumin Seeds are one of the most used spices in the world, right alongside salt & pepper and chiles. Ground cumin is a pantry staple, and...

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  • Crushed Aleppo Peppers

    Our Crushed Aleppo Peppers are a mouthwatering, moderately hot blend of Aleppo pepper flakes. The Aleppo pepper is also known as the Halaby pepper....

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  • Ancho Chile Powder

    Ancho Chile Powder is made from ground, dried Ancho chiles, which are the sweetest and most mild of dried chile family. Ancho chile peppers, when f...

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  • Chipotle (Morita) Chile Powder

    This blend of Chipotle (Morita) Chile Powder is rich, smoky and full of heat, which makes it smoky substitute for cayenne pepper. Add just a sprink...

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  • Mayan Sea Salt

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  • Regular Yellow Mustard Powder

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  • Coarse Black Malabar Pepper

    This Coarse Black Malabar Pepper makes a hearty peppery seasoning for a variety of savory meals. These coarsely ground black peppercorns have a bol...

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For beans: Soak beans in water overnight in separate containers. Rinse soaked beans before continuing with recipe.

For seasoning: Mix all ingredients together and set aside.

For sweet sauce: Mix all ingredients together and set aside.

For chili: Place soaked, rinsed beans in a large heavy-bottomed pot. Puree one can of the tomatoes in a blender until smooth. Pour blended tomatoes, remaining can of tomatoes, and chicken broth over beans. Stir in garlic, bring to a boil, and then simmer until beans are tender, about 45 min. Add water or more chicken broth as needed to keep the beans covered in liquid. If using canned beans, you only need to simmer for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, saute bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned but not crispy. Transfer bacon to a plate and set aside; keep bacon grease in the skillet and return to medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until translucent, 5 to 10 min. Stir in remaining meats and cook until browned, 5 to 10 min. Break the meat mixture into chunks, leaving some in bigger chunks. Stir in reserved seasoning and sweet sauce. Chop reserved bacon and add it to the meat mixture. Remove from heat, and set aside. When beans are tender gently stir meat mixture into the pot and simmer for 2 hours until thickened.