Gameday Pork Chili enjoyed with La-Z-Boy


Do you have plans for Super Bowl? How about hosting a party or pot luck to show off your new La-Z-Boy sofa, chair or recliner?  Your guests can kick back and enjoy the game and a great bowl of pork chili all in the comfort of a great La-Z-Boy.  Check out the recipe below to fix this easy and inexpensive main course that will feed your gameday guests. 



YIELD: Serves 8 | ACTIVE TIME: 1 1/2 hr | TOTAL TIME: 3 1/2 hr


  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 to 2 fresh jalapeño chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (28 to 32 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (19 oz.) cans small red beans or kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Accompaniments: toasted salted pumpkin seeds, chopped red onion, torn fresh cilantro sprigs, diced avocado, lime wedges, sour cream, and warmed corn chips or tortilla chips


Cook bacon in a 6 to 8 quart heavy pot over moderate heat, turning, until crisp. Transfer with tongs to paper towels to drain and pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from pot. Crumble bacon and set aside.

Pat pork dry and season with salt and pepper. Add oil to pot and heat over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Brown pork in about 6 batches without crowding and transfer with a slotted spoon to a plate. Using the same pot, add onion and jalapeños and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened. Add garlic, oregano, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne, then cook, stirring, 1 minute.

Return pork to pot with any juices accumulated on plate and add broth, coffee, water, and tomatoes. Simmer chili, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until pork is very tender, about 2 hours. Stir in beans and bring to a simmer, stirring. Serve chili with bacon and accompaniments.

Your guests will really appreciate your skills in hosting a great party, the stick-to-your-ribs food and they don’t need to know how easy it was for you to prepare.  You have RK Furniture in your corner with our free consultation service that can get you set up with a new living room layout and our La-Z-Boy collection to accommodate all your guests.  Game On!