A colorful, healthy and flavorful one-pan meal featuring tender pork and a refreshing mojo sauce. This gluten-free pork chili recipe is done in half an hour from start to finish!

Mojo Pork Chili Recipe

Pork doesn’t always seem as versatile to cook with as chicken, so I try to come up with the right recipes that bring out this meat’s flavors best. For that reason, I love this mojo pork chili recipe I created. I think the ingredients really complement the pork and give you a beautiful, tasty meal without too much work.

In this recipe, you get the refreshing flavor of a mojo sauce, which I shared on the blog earlier. By using ground pork, you get tender pieces of meat that are quick to cook. This is a nice twist on a regular chili for when you’re feeling like something different.

Mojo Pork Chili Recipe

I find this recipe easy and quick to make with a fast prep time and only 20 minutes of cook time, so it’s perfect for a busy weeknight. You only need a few simple ingredients, and you make it in one pan. With the combination of pork, rice, potatoes, beans and other ingredients, you get a complete meal that’s satisfying without being too heavy. And the mojo sauce keeps the flavor light. This recipe makes four servings perfect for a family, although you could easily increase it and save some servings in the freezer to pull out whenever you need a quick, healthy meal.

I love to garnish my pork chili recipe with cilantro and chopped avocado to add the green and yellow coloring for a beautiful presentation, and of course for extra flavor and texture.

I hope you and your family enjoy a bowl of this chili whenever you want some comfort food or you’re in the mood for an exciting and refreshing flavor combination. You get the added benefit of this being a healthy meal! It’s even gluten free.

As always, leave a comment to let me know what you think if you get a chance to make this recipe! Cheers!

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A quick one-pot chili featuring tender pork and a refreshing mojo sauce. This gluten-free pork chili recipe is done in 30 mins from start to finish!

Mojo Pork Chili Recipe

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  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main, Chili, Gluten Free
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American
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A quick one-pot chili featuring tender pork and a refreshing mojo sauce. This gluten-free pork chili recipe is done in 30 mins from start to finish!


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  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cups beef/bone broth (I used homemade bone broth)
  • 1/2 cup mojo sauce
  • 1 (16-oz) can reduced-sodium pinto beans, drained
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 medium avocado, chopped
  • Chopped cilantro for garnishing


  1. In a large non-stick saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add onions and pork. Cook and stir, using your spatula to break the pork into small pieces. Cook until the pink color of the pork starting to fade away.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add broth, mojo sauce, beans, and potatoes, then cover. Cook for 15-18 minutes until the pork is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.
  3. Prepare four serving bowls; place 1/2 cup rice in each bowl; top with chili, avocado, cilantro and serve.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 1079
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 773mg
  • Fat: 18.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 174.8g
  • Fiber: 25.2g
  • Protein: 51.2g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

About the Author

Sharon Chen is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and author of the Complete Sous Vide Cookbook. She believes food not only brings healing but also connection. As the creator of StreetSmart Kitchen, she aims to make meal prep easier than ever and help you find balance, ease, joy, and simplicity in the kitchen as you improve your well-being.