Mexican Chili Dishes

Mexican chili is the ultimate one-pot supper. It's hot, filling, and just spicy enough to warm the toes (and soul). See how many Mexican chili variations there are for cold nights (and tailgaters).

See Popular Mexican Chili Dishes Recipes

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 with Guajillo and Ancho Chiles and Hominy

Food & Wine

Butcher Tom Mylan of the Meat Hook in Brooklyn flavors his chili with three kinds of dried chiles: fruity guajillos, smoky anchos and a New Mexico chile. After he soaks the chiles in water to plump them, he blends them to form a silky puree, which gives the chili a complex flavor.

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

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

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chili

Pace Salsa & Picante

Stew meat gets especially tender when it slow cooks all day with red beans and chili powder-seasoned picante to make this hearty and delicious's great for weeknight dinners or weekend parties.

Total: 8 hrs 15 mins

Cowboy Nachos


Zesty nachos with a hearty flavor big enough to be a meal.

Total: 10 mins

Spicy Ancho Chili with Tomatillos

Better Homes and Gardens

Bright tomatillos and cilantro bring fresh Mexican flavors to this slow cooker chili.

White Chili with Salsa Verde

Better Homes and Gardens

This wintertime dish looks like navy bean soup, but tastes like a mild-flavored chili. It's topped with a spicy Mexican salsa that's made with tomatillos.

Chili Taco Pizza


Wolf Brand Chili mixed with tomato sauce becomes a quick pizza sauce. Top with cheddar cheese, black beans, tomatoes, and lettuce for a taco twist.

Total: 30 mins

White Chicken Chili

Family Circle

White Bean-Turkey Chili with Corn Bread Dumplings

Better Homes and Gardens

A corn bread topper gives this zesty chili a homey touch. Turkey is a healthier alternative to the red meat.

Total: 22 mins

Two-Tomato Stew Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Bright and tangy sun-dried tomatoes, sweet peppers and juicy golden raisins elevate this chili to new heights. Don't feel pressured to use expensive cuts of beef in every meal. Stews and chilis offer the perfect opportunity to use cheaper cuts, as the cooking process easily breaks up connective tissue. Look for well-marbled cuts for the richest flavor.

Ro*Tel Quick-n-Zesty Chili


Ground beef is seasoned with Ro*Tel Chili Fixin's and tomato sauce for a quick and spicy chili.

Total: 20 mins

Seeing Red: A Not-So-Spicy Chili Colorado Sauce You'll Love

Chili Colorado is a versatile and flavorful Mexican sauce that can add an earthy rich heat to meats of all sorts and is perfect for slow-cooker dishes.

Shrimp with Green Chile Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Naturally mild shrimp and rice are injected with Mexican flavor, both in the shrimp's cooking broth and the rice's pureed pepper sauce.

Total: 40 mins

Chili Con Tempeh

Vegetarian Times

Cooking the tempeh separately from the liquid infuses it with flavor without overpowering the chili with spices.

Mexican Winter Chili

Midwest Living

Spicy White Chili

Better Homes and Gardens

Green chiles, fragrant garlic, and the perfect blend of herbs and spices lend just the right amount of heat and flavor to this delicate yet satisfying white chili. Short on time? Take advantage of your supermarket deli and use a deli rotisserie chicken. Simply shred the meat with your fingers or two forks while the rest of the ingredients simmer.

Total: 50 mins
Mexican Chili Dishes  Recipes: Take your pick!
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