Red Bean Chili

Although red bean chili is probably the most traditional, it still can be infused with newfound zing. Experiment with poblano red bean chili and chicken red bean chili with crushed red pepper flakes. Whatever the temperature, these easy chili recipes kick up conversation at any gathering.

Texas Red Chili with Fry Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

You can make this beef stew ahead of time and reheat it. Or you can make it in the slow cooker.

Total: 1 hr

Beefsteak Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Combine round steak and beans for hearty game-day bowls of chili.

Traditional Cincinnati Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

In Cincinnati, a "five-way" is a plate of spaghetti topped with chili with beans, onions, and cheese. This hearty chili recipe is all that and more.

Texas Red Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Vegetarian Chili

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This hearty high-fiber, high-protein vegetarian chili recipe has celery, sweet peppers, tomatoes, and your choice blend of beans, such as kidney, black, northern, pinto, and/or garbanzo.

Kickin Hot Chili

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A medley of peppers and spices infuses this chili with amazing flavor, and just the right amount of heat. Featuring two pounds of ground beef, and tasty blend of red and Great Northern beans, this hearty chili is made to satisfy. Serve with a fresh green salad, crunchy tortilla chips, and your choice of classic toppings for a complete meal the whole family will love.

Beef and Red Bean Chili

Diabetic Living

A slow cooker brings out all the flavors in this easy bean and beef chili recipe.

Celebration Chili

Midwest Living

A little chocolate takes the edge off the tangy tomato flavors in this spicy pork and bean chili.

Winter Woods Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Satisfy your family with this hearty chili that includes bacon and beef. Top with cheese and cilantro for a delicious flavor twist.

Cincinnati-Style 5-Way Chili

Family Circle

Not your typical chili recipe, this sassy make-ahead version allows flavors to blend overnight.

Turkey-Bean Chili

Family Circle

Packaged turkey meatballs turn chili into a 30-minute recipe. For added interest, it's made with three kinds of beans--kidney, pinto, and black.

Chili Rice

Family Circle

A spicy jalapeno pepper heats up this classic chili recipe. The mild flavors of kidney beans and rice mellow the meal.

Spicy Sweet Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

When it comes to chili recipes, you don't normally find pineapple in the ingredient list, but the fruit adds a hint of sweetness in contrast to the beef and spices.


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Add cinnamon and other spices and serve this ground beef and bean mixture over spaghetti and you've got Cincinnati chili. Either way, it's fast and hearty.

Firehouse Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Hot cooked macaroni helps mellow this super-spicy beef chili recipe.

Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili

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Lean pork tenderloin gets a huge flavor boost from a perfect blend of spicy, smoky, and sweet peppers in this incredible chili. Red beans are a hearty addition, making this a filling lunch, or main course for dinner. Simply add a fresh green salad or half-sandwich for a complete dinner that will satisfy even the most insatiable of appetites.

Total: 30 mins

Cincinnati-Style Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Thinner than most chile con carne and redolent with sweet spices, this Ohio specialty put Cincinnati on the culinary map. Residents enjoy it many ways, including as a hot dog topping and mixed with pasta and topped with a mountain of cheddar cheese.

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