Tasty Chili Recipes

Roughneck Chili
From a spicy beef chili recipe to a vegetarian chili recipe to a creamy chicken chili recipe, our can't-miss recipes offer inspiring ways to whip up the ultimate winter comfort food. Plan a bowl of one of our best chili recipes for dinner tonight!

Classic Chili

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

Spicy White Chili

To make this soup budget-friendly and hearty, make it a turkey chili recipe. A pinch of cayenne delivers mild heat, while shredded Monterey Jack cheese and sour cream enrich the white-bean broth.

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.

Chicken Fajita Chili

Get a second use for fajita seasoning with a chicken chili recipe that captures everything you love about fajita fillings. This chili is extra saucy thanks to undrained diced tomatoes; if you prefer a thicker chili, drain some of the juice.

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.

Chili Pasta Skillet

Combine two childhood classics -- macaroni and chili -- in this fast and easy skillet dinner.

Chili Verde

Get your green goddess on with this fresh and spicy chili! Tender pork shoulder roast, beans, and plenty of seasoning come together brilliantly in this lean meal.

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 chile peppers, and beans.

Vegetarian Chili

Hearty veggies do the legwork in this vegetarian chili recipe. Toss zucchini, sweet pepper, onion, celery, tomato, and corn in your slow cooker, and let the spices and beans make it a meal.

Texas Red Chili

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

Caribbean Chili with Black Beans

Careful, this dish is hot! Sweet mango and golden raisins add sweetness to temper the spice of habanero pepper in this delicious chili. 

Pineapple Pork Chili

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

In-Your-Sleep Chili

This chili is true to its name: anyone can make it, and it's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Balanced flavors from vegetables and spices make up for the missing meat in this vegetarian chili recipe. A can of beer (or vegetable broth if you prefer), adds another tasty layer.

Vegetarian Chili -- You Won't Miss the Meat

Chock-full of beans, veggies, and spices, this vegetarian chili recipe is sure to be a family favorite. Learn how to make this delicious, hearty soup.

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. Serve this easy chili recipe with chips and shredded cheese.

Chicken Chili

This slow cooker chicken recipe turns into a luscious chili in just a few hours. Jalapeno chile peppers provide the heat; if you prefer a tamer chili, just leave them out.

Southwestern Meatball Chili

Bookmark this quick weeknight meal. Refrigerated meatballs, frozen mixed veggies, quick-chopped tomatoes, and spices are all you need for a family-pleasing chili dinner in 25 minutes.

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 the classic cheddar topper with fresh oregano for a new twist.

Hominy and Chorizo Chili

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

White Chili

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

Game Day Chili

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

The ingredients are key to great chili. We'€™ll show you the one must-have ingredient (no skimping!) for authentic, delicious homemade chili.

Chili Recipe How-To: Spices

No skimping on this key ingredient, no matter which type of chili you make! Watch to learn about how to make the best chili recipe ever.

Vegetarian Green Chili

Cilantro, spinach, edamame, and green onions send a healthy message in this better-for-you soup. A jar of salsa verde is a time-saving ingredient that makes this chili unique.

Venison Chili Recipe

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

Mexican Winter Chili

Pumpkin adds an autumnal twist (no matter the season) to this zesty chili filled with veggies and beef.

Winter Squash and Sage Sausage Chili

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

Christmas Chili

Yes, we named this recipe Christmas Chili -- but no, December 25 isn't the only day you can enjoy it. The red tomatoes and green tomatillos bring out the holiday color scheme in this kicky recipe; the ancho and jalapeno chiles add the warm-your-belly finish.

New World Chili Recipe

For a pleasing twist on slow cooker chili, try this pumpkin-packed version that also stars dried cranberries, jalapeno peppers, and turkey.

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

You'll be pleasantly stuffed after a bowl of this vegetarian chili. Unlike other chilis that simmer all day, this 45-minute start-to-finish recipe takes a shortcut with frozen mixed vegetables.

Kickin' Chicken Chili

Try something new with chicken breasts. Here they contribute to a terrific chili, especially when mixed with green salsa, sweet peppers, onion, beans, and diced tomatoes.

Family-Style Chili and Cornbread Dumplings

Hearty and flavorful, this chili will warm you on even the most blustery of winter evenings. What really sets this dish apart, however, is the brilliant addition of cheesy cornbread dumplings. 

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 fresh cilantro.

Roughneck Chili

Still looking for the perfect basic chili recipe to call your own, one that skimps on the bells and whistles but delivers all the classic flavor your family craves? Look no further, because we've got you covered! If you prefer beans in you chili, simply add one 15 oz. can, and reduce ground beef to 2 pounds.

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