Wicked Good Pork Tenderloin Chili (for the crockpot)

This is a great, healthy recipe for chili in the slow cooker.  I used a lean pork tenderloin and Trader Joe’s Spicy Smokey Peach Salsa to make this black bean chili.  It’s so delicious!! 

Black Bean and Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Chili

1 3/4 lbs pork tenderloin, cut into 2 inch strips
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
1 small red pepper, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
3 (15oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (12oz) jar salsa (Spicy, Smokey Peach Salsa recommended)
1 small can diced tomatoes and green chilis
1/2 cup organic chicken broth
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chili powder

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Break up pieces of pork to thicken chili before serving. 

Trader Joe’s Peach Salsa makes this dish “sing”

Adapted from Allrecipes


  1. Anonymous says

    I made this yesterday and it was SO good. I like things a little spicier, so I added some spicy corn salsa (also from Trader’s) and it was perfect. Also added a little more salt. Had friends over the enjoy and they loved it-went perfectly with cornbread as well.

  2. says

    This is a really good chili. I was searching for a chili recipe for a chili cook-off when I found this recipe. I ended up using more red and green bell pepper and onion than called for and a bit more chili powder. I didn’t win the cook-off but I got a lot of, frankly, surprised compliments as well as recipe requests. I will make it again but I was thinking that I might add some minced garlic next time. Thank you for the recipe.

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