Texas Chili

Bold and flavorful, a bowl of Texas chili calls for a big appetite. Starring different chile varieties, these easy recipes for Texas chili include a few winners from the Texas Chili Cookoff.

Texas Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Here's chili the way Texans like it: with chunks of beef. For the crushed hot dried chile peppers, use cayenne, de arbol, pequin, serrano seco, or tepin. Use 12 to 50 peppers (depending on size) to equal 1 to 2 tablespoons crushed.

Evelyn's Texas Chili

Parents

True, traditional Texas chili doesn't call for beans, but we adore the nice meaty, rich texture they help create.

Texas-Style Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

If you're not from the Lone Star state, taste this extra-hot, authentic chili at your own risk!

Firehouse Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Bowl O' Red Chili

Diabetic Living

Texans have strong opinions about their chili recipes. The meat must be cubed, never ground. Beans may be served alongside, but are never stirred into the mixture; neither are canned tomatoes.

Three-Alarm Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Jalapeno pepper, hot chili powder, and hot sausage are the trio that makes this zesty chili recipe a fiery meal.

Texas-Style Chili

Diabetic Living

Texans like chili made with cubed meat and no beans or canned tomatoes. So that's how we made this recipe. Give it a try for dinner some night.

How to Make Chili

Chili is an all-American favorite--and one that lends itself to much interpretation. In fact, once you factor in the regional trends and personal tastes, there may be as many variations on how to make chili as there are people who make it. While most recipes use some combination of the same basic ingredients--meat, beans, peppers, tomatoes and spices--chili aficionados are particular about their tastes.

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