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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Game Day Chili

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mexican Winter Chili

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

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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.

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Venison Chili

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

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Mole-Style Pork Chili

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

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Southwestern Salsa Steak Chili

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

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Winter Squash and Sage Sausage Chili

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

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Fireside Chili

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New World Chili

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

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White Chili

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

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Pineapple Pork Chili

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

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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.

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Two-Bean Chili with Avocado

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

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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.

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Beer-Turkey Chili

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

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Southwestern Bean Chili

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

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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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