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Hearty Chili Recipes

Chili Recipes

Nothing tames the chill outside like a pot of chili on the stove inside, and there’s a recipe here for every type of chili lover. Go for meaty beef, chicken, pork, or turkey varieties, or load up with beans and veggies. Add smoke with spices or dial up the heat with jalapeños and chipotles.


Vegetable-Chickpea Chili with Fried Almonds

This vegetarian chili tastes even better after it’s mellowed in the refrigerator for a day. Almonds fried in olive oil until golden brown are a creative and crunchy garnish.

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Pork and Poblano Chili with Tomatillos and Chorizo

This dish proves a hearty chili can give off a fresh vibe too. It’s the perfect choice for pork fans (it uses country ribs and chorizo) and the amount of heat is lovely.

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Beef and Black Bean Chili with Chipotle & Avocado

An all-time site favorite, this surprisingly quick and easy chili is garnished with diced avocado for a cool contrast to the thick, spicy chili.

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Spicy Chicken & White Bean Chili

Puréeing some of the beans along with the canned tomatoes in this recipe gives the chili a thick texture and a rich, slow-cooked feel.

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Smoky Pork Chili with Black-Eyed Peas

The moderately spicy chiles for this smoky pork and black-eyed pea chili were chosen for their flavor, not their heat, which means you can appreciate all of the flavors in the bowl.

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Brisket & Bean Chili

Chunks of leftover brisket make this chili much more interesting than one made with ground beef.

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Chicken & Chickpea Chili

Become the MVP at your house tonight by making this soul-warming chicken chili. The chili is rich, flavorful and satisfying, and the mix of bacon crumbles and fresh toppings means everybody at the table will be a fan.

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Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Chili with Fresh Salsa

This all-season chili is easily varied: in warmer weather, top it with a cool, salsa-like mix of raw veggies like tomatoes, avocado and corn. In winter, roast the vegetables separately and garnish the dish with them.

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Slow-Cooker Beef Chili with Beer

Your slow cooker does all the work in this stick-to-your-ribs chili, which you can top with tortilla chips, shredded Cheddar, and sliced green onions, or make the chili itself a topping and spoon it over tortilla chips for nachos.

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Quick Chicken Chili

Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this tasty chili come together fast, so it’s perfect for busy weeknights.

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Turkey & Butternut Squash Chili with Apple-Cilantro Garnish

This slightly sweet, mild chili is ideal for Super Bowl parties, and it will please adults and kids alike. For variation, use chicken or different types of canned beans; to up the heat, add minced jalapeño or increase the chipotle.

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Chili Con Carne

This chili features high-impact flavor elements—pure ground chile, freshly toasted and ground coriander and cumin seeds. Aromatic herbs and citrus punch up the flavor as well, making this a new favorite dish for game night—or any night.

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Tex-Mex Chili

Chili purists may scorn the inclusion of onions, beer, and unsweetened chocolate, but they give this chili an unbelievable depth of flavor.

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Spiced Roasted Chicken & Cranberry Bean Chili

Chef Ana Sortun's chili begins with a chicken roasted with baharat, an aromatic, Middle Eastern spice blend that you can easily make at home.

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Beef & Three Bean Chili

Beans may not be traditional in some regionally-inspired chili recipes, but they add texture and flavor. Plus, when mashed up a bit, they help to thicken the chili.

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Mexican-Style Chili

This spicy, smoky beanless chili features pork shoulder stewed with ancho and pasilla chiles. You’ll want to serve it with soft, fresh tortillas, to offer a counterpoint to the chiles' heat.

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