Our Best Chili Recipes

From spicy meaty chili to slow-simmering veggie chili, these can't-miss recipes offer inspiring new ways to whip up the ultimate winter comfort food.

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Beef and Bean Chili
Beef and Bean Chili

    A generous handful of corn chips is the crunchy accent on this classic family-style chili. We've updated the method: It takes only 10 minutes to simmer and blend flavors of beef, onions, tomato, jalapeno chiles, and beans.

Two Tomato Stew Chili

    This beef chili packs a two-tomato wallop with both dried and canned tomatoes. Crushed red pepper adds bite, balanced by mild and sweet red and green chiles. Golden raisins are another element of surprise.

Texas Red Chili

    To tempt the serious chili-head, this recipe is all meat, no means. It's a mix of lean ground beef and thick-cut bacon simmered in garlic-laden broth. Just before serving, top with cheddar slices.

Hominy and Chorizo Chili

    With fresh Southwest flavor, this chili is made with spicy chorizo. Carrots, peppers, and grape tomatoes bring a lighter touch. Corn hominy is a tasty stand-in for beans.

Game Day Chili

    Dried plums sweeten and thicken the mix while balancing the spiciness in this all-time favorite recipe.

Spicy White Chili

    To make this soup budget-friendly and hearty, opt for turkey. A pinch of cayenne delivers mild heat, while shredded Monterrey jack and sour cream enrich the white-bean broth.

Vegetarian Green Chili

    Cilantro, spinach, Edamame, and green onions send a healthy message, while sparking fresh flavor. A jar of salsa verde is a timesaving substitute that makes this chili unique.

Harvest Chili

    Cayenne and chili powder add heat to the mix of chicken-apple sausage, butternut squash, and Granny Smith apples. Ladle it onto a bed of polenta for a satisfying one-dish dinner.

Mexican Winter Chili

    Pumpkin adds an autumnal twist to this zesty chili filled with veggies and beef.

Big-Batch Vegetarian Lentil Chili

    Red lentils blend right in with classic chili ingredients such as diced tomatoes, kidney beans, and chopped veggies in this hearty, meatless dish.

Venison Chili

    Venison -- which has a woody, almost fruity flavor -- is combined with veggies and seven spices to create a knockout chili.

Mole-Style Pork Chili

    A touch of chocolate adds richness to this zesty pork and two-bean chili.

Southwestern Salsa Steak Chili

    Spicy chili powder, chunky salsa, and smoky barbecue sauce add heat to this meaty chili.

Winter Squash and Sage Sausage Chili

    This five-ingredient chili packs lots of flavor -- and it's so simple to make.

Fireside Chili

    Unusual ingredients, such as smoked paprika, plums, cloves, and bittersweet chocolate, give a standby recipe a conversation-worthy twist.

Wasatch Mountain Chili

    Hominy, chicken, and great Northern beans create a tantalizing trio in this jazzed up white chili. For an added spark of flavor, dress up each serving with green salsa, tortilla chips, and cilantro.

Winter Woods Chili

    For a chili that's sure to satisfy the meat lovers in your family, try this recipe: It combines beef and bacon. Mix your classic cheddar topper with fresh oregano for a new twist.

Chunky Bean and Chicken Chili

    What makes this chili so rich and thick? Crushed tortilla chips! They're stirred into the chili's base to create a lusciously creamy texture -- and amazing flavor.

New World Chili

    Garden-fresh pumpkin, dried cranberries, jalapeno peppers, and turkey add a pleasing twist to slow-simmering chili.

White Chili

    Lime juice and luscious slices of fresh mango give this delightful pork-and-white-bean chili an unexpectedly sweet twist.

Pineapple Pork Chili

    It doesn't get much easier than this 5-ingredient dinner. Ground pork and pineapple salsa make it outstanding.

Classic Chili

    Rich, chunky, and filled with fabulous flavor, this traditional chili is a classic for a reason! Add an extra sprinkle of cheese and a dollop of sour cream for a smooth finish.

Two-Bean Chili with Avocado

    Creamy avocado and fresh cilantro brighten this hearty chili recipe. Bottled salsa adds a zesty kick.

Taco Chili

    If you can't decide between tacos and chili for dinner, why not have both? This easy 5-ingredient recipe marries all the goodness of tacos with hearty chili.

Beer-Turkey Chili

    Beer adds a tangy nuance to this turkey chili recipe. Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese on top for a bit of zing.

Southwestern Bean Chili

    Topped with tender dumplings, this chili has everything you need cooked right in -- beans, veggies, and corn bread!

Traditional Cincinnati Chili

    Serve up your chili like they do in Cincinnati -- heaped over swirls of spaghetti and topped with oodles of onions and cheese.

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