The wonderful thing about chili recipes - that hearty, long-simmered stew typically made with tomatoes, beef and beans - is that no two pots are alike. You can simmer a Texas chili on the stovetop, or make your batch in a crockpot. There are endless ways to put your own spin on this western classic. Start with the basics and then have fun: Amp up the cumin. Add cubed steak or pork sausage. Try a bit of chipotle in adobo sauce to spice things up. For a veggie twist, combine different kinds of beans, black bean, pinto beans, and kidney beans all work well, throw in tofu crumbles and presto - you've got a killer vegetarian meal. Or take a left turn and whip up a batch of white chicken chili. After all, even though this is food fit for the range, even cowboys like some variety.

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Real-Deal Chili

Martha Stewart

Bacon adds smoky flavor to this authentic Southwestern beef chili. Masa harina, or fine cornmeal, helps thicken it. Serve the lime wedges on the side.

Total: 45 mins

Warm-Me-Up Chicken Chili

Midwest Living

Cincinnati-Style Chili

Midwest Living

Red Hot Whiskey Chili

Midwest Living

Go Whole Hog Chili

Midwest Living

White Meat, No Heat Chili

Midwest Living

Harvest Chipotle Chili

Midwest Living

BBQ Bean Chili

Diabetic Living

Cincinnati Chili


What makes this flavorful beef chili unique is that it's served over hot cooked noodles...give it a try - it just may become your favorite way to eat chili!

Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Smokin' Texas Chili

Pace Salsa & Picante

A robust, sirloin-laced chili includes kidney beans and Pace® Chunky Salsa for feeding a crowd. Perfect for casual gatherings!

Total: 2 hrs

Vegetarian Green Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Goat Chili with Eye of the Goat Beans

Food & Wine

Spiced with arbol and guajillo chiles, this mellow, satisfying chili contains both braised goat shoulder and Rancho Gordo's Ojo de Cabra (Eye of the Goat) beans. The recipe is also wonderful with pork shoulder in place of the goat and ordinary kidney beans instead of the heirloom kind.

Total: 3 hrs 30 mins
Chili  Recipes: Take your pick!
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