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.

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Slow Cooker Hearty Beef and Bean Chili


Since this chili slowly simmers all day long, the flavors blend together to make each bite satisfying and delicious.

Total: 8 hrs 15 mins

Classic Chili for a Crowd

Ladies' Home Journal

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.

Vegetarian Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

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.

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.

Cowboy-Style Pork Chili


Big flavor all cooked together in one skillet ... cowboy style!

Total: 45 mins

MVP Chili

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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.

Kickin Hot Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Cincinnati-Style 5-Way Chili

Family Circle

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

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.

Fruit and Nut Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

If you're looking for a change from the typical chili, give this one a try. The addition of curry, apples, almonds, cocoa, and cinnamon bring unexpected but savory flavors.

Cincinnati Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

You can eat this chili three-way, four-way, or five-way. Three-way means chili, spaghetti, and grated yellow cheese. Four-way is three-way plus either beans or onions. With five-way, you get it all; chili, spaghetti, cheese, beans, and onions.

Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Beef and Red Bean Chili

Diabetic Living

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

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