Chili

Chili is a cool-weather classic. We gathered the best of our chili recipes, with loads of information on great ingredients, appetizing variations, and make-ahead tips. There is red chili, white chili, chicken chili, and vegetarian chili. If you haven't tried any one of these varieties, you'll want to put our recipes to work. Start simple with our slow cooker chili recipes. Toss all the ingredients in your slow cooker before heading out for the day to come home to a ready-to-eat chili supper. For more unique chili variations, try our creative ideas featuring world flavors and distinct ingredients. You'll find coconut-chicken chili, Mediterranean-flavor chili, and vegetarian chili with lentils. We also have suggestions to round out the meal, including salad, corn muffins, and ice cream that pair well with the different types of chili. Most chili recipes include some variety of chile peppers, hot sauce, and spices; use our downloadable guide to learn more and determine which mix of ingredients fits your taste preferences.

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Chipotle Chicken-Squash Chili

A pot of this chicken chili is perfect for those frigid fall and winter days. Use purchased rotisserie chicken to keep prep time short.

Veggie Chili Verde with Seitan Crumbles and Lager

Ground seitan (wheat gluten) gives this vegan chili its "meaty" texture. Add extra flavor to your chili bowl by topping with fresh cilantro, green onion, and cherry tomatoes.

Three-Bean White Chili

Mix up this one-pot dinner recipe by topping with sliced avocado, radishes, crumbled Cotija cheese, roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and hot sauce.

Mole-Style Beef Soup

Pronounced mo-Lay, this complex Mexican sauce is deep reddish brown with peppery flavor balanced with spicy cinnamon and undertones of cocoa. The rich, thick sauce complement this soup perfectly.

Fast or Slow White Chicken Chili

A creamy take on chili with chunks of tender chicken and white beans is the perfect way to warm up a cold night. Try our slow cooker or pressure cooker versions to fit your time schedule.

Fast or Slow Jalapeño Popper Chili

Make a meal version out of your favorite spicy appetizer with this jalapeno popper chili recipe featuring ground turkey, bacon, and beans. Give it a few hours in the slow cooker. Or try the pressure cooker to get the job done in about 30 minutes.
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Fast or Slow Cheesy Chili Mac

Short on time? You can also make this easy chili mac recipe in your Instant Pot! To avoid any chance of cheese burning during cooking, our Test Kitchen recommends saving one cup of the cheese to top-off your chili when it's ready to eat.

Texas Chuck Roast Chili

Masa Harina corn flour gets stirred into this hearty chili as a thickener (it also makes it super glossy). Look for this traditional ingredient with Mexican foods in your local supermarket.

10 White Chili Recipes to Cozy Up With This Fall

Fall means shorter days, cooler temps, and heartier dishes that will warm you from the inside out. These stick-to-your-ribs chili recipes skip the beef and prove that white after Labor Day is perfectly acceptable (and delicious!).