BBQ Pineapple Pork Chili

Winter weather, an ever-hungry boyfriend, and the Super Bowl:  three reasons I felt the timing was just right for another chili recipe!

This one is just as easy & just as Paleo as my good ol' "All American Crockpot Chili", but brings a little "I'm ready for summer time" flair with sweet pineapple cooked in to that savory base.

In fact, this one is Whole30 compliant as written in the recipe-  no need for changes!

I've been loving ground pork for something different, as it has a milder, sweeter flavor than our usual grass-fed ground beef.  Pork is also super inexpensive, which I certainly don't mind!  

Paired with a rich tomato sauce, juicy pineapple, & the right spices mixed in, this sweet-savory dish has that perfect BBQ flavor without any sweeteners.

Give this one a try, and let your crock pot do the work.  Perfect with plantain chips for dipping or scooped over a baked potato, this is one to please a crowd!



  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped*
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped*
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple*
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes 
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp each:  chili powder, ginger puree, Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp each:  cumin, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, dried onion
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Heat the avocado oil over medium-high in a large skillet.  Add the ground pork, and cook until no longer pink.
  2. Toss the pork and all remaining ingredients into a slow cooker, and give it a good stir to combine.
  3. Cook for 6-7 hours on "low" or 4-5 hours on "high".
  4. Top with extra pineapple, chopped onion, and cilantro (if you like) and serve hot!

  • I substituted a 14 oz bag of frozen "Fire Roasted Bell Peppers & Onions" from Trader Joe's to save time and add some extra flavor.
  • You can use fresh pineapple, or frozen chopped pineapple.  Crushed pineapple would taste yummy too!

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