Popular Chili Recipes

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.

Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

From Fitness

Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

White and Green Chili

From Diabetic Living

White and Green Chili

How to Make Chili

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

How to Make Chili

Kickin' Hot Chili

If you like your beef chili seriously hot, this recipe is for you. For an even bigger kick, use the whole teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

From Diabetic Living

Kickin' Hot Chili

Hearty Beef Chili

For a fall open house, make this beef chili in the slow cooker. As guests arrive, set out chips and cheese and let them help themselves to a bowl.

From Diabetic Living

Hearty Beef Chili

Cincinnati-Style Chili Casserole

In Cincinnati chili parlors, chili is often served over spaghetti. This totable recipe has the consistency of a casserole, and with ziti (thick tube shapes) or gemelli (short twists), it's easily spooned up from the potluck table.

From Diabetic Living

Cincinnati-Style Chili Casserole

Chicken Fajita Chili

Combine the ingredients in your slow cooker before you head out the door to run errands. Dinner will be ready when you return.

From Diabetic Living

Chicken Fajita Chili

Bean Medley Chili

Three beans are better than one in this slow cooker chili recipe. Each type adds a distinctive flavor and texture.

From Diabetic Living

Bean Medley Chili

Chicken Chili with Cilantro Pesto

This comforting chicken chili receives an additional pop of freshness from a dallop of cilantro pesto. Serve with a side of tortilla chips.

From Family Circle

Chicken Chili with Cilantro Pesto

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

We used ground beef, jarred salsa, beans, and potatoes to make this soup extra satisfying. Omit the meat to create a hearty vegetarian dish.

From Midwest Living

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili

Employ your slow cooker to do almost all of the work for you to create this rib-sticking vegetarian chili. Come dinnertime, set out tortilla chips to scoop up each beany bite or spoon some chili atop a baked white or sweet potato.

From Family Circle

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili

In-Your-Sleep Chili

From Better Homes and Gardens

In-Your-Sleep Chili

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef and Black Bean Chili

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce plus red and green bell peppers add just the right amount of spice to this smoky slow cooker chili.

From Family Circle

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef and Black Bean Chili

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Hominy Chili Bowl

From Family Circle

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Hominy Chili Bowl

Chili Bar

From Family Circle

Chili Bar

Game Day Chili

From Better Homes and Gardens

Game Day Chili

Taco Chili

This slow cooker chili tastes like a taco so kids will love it. Top it with cheese or sprinkle with corn chips for a fun lunch or dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Taco Chili

Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

Chocolate-flavored syrup adds an intriguing undertone to this Cajun-accented chili recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

Three-Bean Chili

Prepare this low-fat chili in your slow cooker. It's richly flavored with tomatoes, beer, chocolate syrup and seasonings.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Three-Bean Chili

Smoky Weeknight Chili

Fire-roasted tomatoes, a heavy dose of chili powder and rich dark cocoa powder work magic to give this quick chili its all-day-on-the-stove flavor.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Smoky Weeknight Chili

Chili con Cupcake

Think of this recipe as chili-flavored mini meatloafs. Serve with a side salad and a cornbread muffin for a delightful comfort food dinner.

From Parents

Chili con Cupcake

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

Packed with lots of vegetables, hearty beans, and the perfect amount of seasoning, this vegetarian chili is so flavorful, no one will miss the meat. And at just over 200 calories per serving, it's a meal-in-a-bowl that satisfies, without the guilt! Fresh cilantro boasts a lively, pungent flavor that goes a long way. When buying, look for leaves with a bright, even color, and no signs of wilting. Store in a plastic bag inside the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

Beef and Bean Chili

With rich ground beef, peppery cilantro, and spicy jalapenos, this incredible chili has all the basics covered. But what is that flavor singing in the background? Your guests will be surprised -- and delighted -- to learn that the secret ingredient is chocolate. When buying jalapeno chiles for this dish, choose those with vibrant, blemish-free skins. And remember: the smaller the pepper, the hotter the pepper.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Beef and Bean Chili

Pumpkin Chili

Unlike most pumpkin recipes, this stew calls for diced squash rather than canned. Feel free to use any protein source, such as extra beans, lentils, or ground chicken, in place of the beef and turkey.

From Midwest Living

Pumpkin Chili

Texas Red Chili

A medley of chile peppers give this unique chili plenty of kick while the addition of thick-cut bacon lends an irresistible smoky flavor. Serve with a fresh green salad for a satisfying meal in less than an hour.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Texas Red Chili

Pork Chili Express

From National Pork Board

Pork Chili Express

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