Warm Up Chilly Days with Genius Chili-and-Chip Combinations

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Tonight's the perfect night to have chips for dinner. But before you go HAM on the nearest bag in your cabinet, fancy things up a little bit by topping a bowl of chili with them — and plenty of melted cheese — with Rachael Ray's Nacho-Topped Chili Pot (pictured above). Check out more of our favorite ways to pair chili and chips, below.

Seafood Chilli with Tortilla Bowls

Photo by: Richard Hill ©BBC 2013

Richard Hill, BBC 2013

A lighter version of chili — filled with mussels, calamari and shrimp — is tucked into edible cups that would also be excellent filled to the brim with cheese.

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These loaded nachos get a touch of sophistication from a topping that includes chorizo as well as ground beef. Pile 'em high!

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