Best Chili Recipes

Warm up with our most-delicious and comforting chili recipes, including beef chili, chicken and bean chili, and meatless chili.

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Red-Hot Chili

You know a chili recipe is going to be good when it starts off with crisp maple bacon — even better when it calls for three different kinds of spicy peppers.

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Game-Time Chili

Bobby scores with this take on a game-day classic. Instead of beef he uses less-fatty ground chicken and simmers the meat in an enticing stew of diced tomatoes and fiber-rich beans.

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Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili

Make Meatless Monday exciting with a hearty sweet potato and black bean chili spiked with beer and a trio of sweet and spicy peppers.

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Nacho-Topped Chili Pot

For a fun twist, Rachael tops a big pot of beef chili with tortilla chips and cheese, then browns the whole thing in the oven, nacho style.

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Beef Chili

Nothing beats a big bowl of chili served piping hot on game day. It's easy to make, quick to clean up (one pot!) and totally satisfying. Tyler's is made with cubed beef shoulder as well as lots of spices and chiles.

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Four-Bean Chili

The toppings for Tiffani Thiessen's meatless garbanzo, pinto, kidney and black bean chili are up to you. She suggests setting out a bar of chips, cheese, jalapenos, bacon, sour cream, onions and more.

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Tyler's Texas Chili

Tyler spikes his hearty, well-seasoned stew with Mexican chocolate to give it extra depth.

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Game-Day Chili

Kelsey's recipe is a simple classic made with ground chuck and loads of spices.

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Meaty, Meatless Chili

Rachael's hearty vegetarian chili is loaded with portobello mushrooms and black beans, so even carnivores won't miss the meat.

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Turkey Chili

Haylie Duff's chili is a little unconventional, thanks to the addition of garbanzo beans, zucchini, and a mix of dark and white turkey meat.

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Ancho-Chipotle Turkey Chili

Ground turkey is a great alternative to beef in chili if you're looking to cut back on red meat. Rachael spices up this one with a one-two punch of ancho and chipotle chiles.

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Chicken and White Bean Chili

This chili falls into the good-for-you category by using heart-healthy white beans and lower-fat ground chicken instead of beef.

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Bison Chili

Step up your chili game with bison meat and a duo of chiles: jalapenos and Hatch.

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Argentine Chili With Chimichurri

Always looking for new takes on chili, Rachael created this one inspired by Argentina by incorporating spicy chorizo and an herbaceous chimichurri topping.

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Zucchini Chili

This unique and healthy spin on vegetarian chili uses chopped zucchini as a base.

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Quick and Spicy Turkey Chili

Try this easy recipe with a few non-traditional twists, like the addition of Sriracha and Greek yogurt in place of sour cream.

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Mexican Chorizo and Turkey Chili

Spicy chorizo gives this chili extra zest, but it's the tortilla or corn chip topping and lime wedges that add distinct Mexican flair.

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Slow-Simmered Spicy Chili

Patience is key when it comes to chili. This one takes just 30 minutes to prep, and is left to slowly simmer — and get more flavorful — for two hours.

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Cowboy Chili and Baked Bean Pot

Rachael fuses two camping classics — chili and baked beans — for a smoky, bacon-infused main dish.

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Beef and Andouille Chili

Slow-braised beef stands in for ground beef and spicy andouille sausage adds a Southern kick in this chili recipe.

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Roasted Squash Chili Mac

This crowd-pleasing casserole recipe calls for a spicy cheese sauce to be baked atop textured pasta along with sweetly spiced squash and beans — chunky chili meets mac and cheese.

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Turkey con Chili

Jamie Oliver suggests using leftover turkey for this chili, but you can use whatever kind (and amount) of meat you have on hand. It's all about building the layers of flavor with the sweet vegetable base.

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Healthy Bison Chili

Kelsey slims down her chili recipe by using lean ground bison, but doesn't compromise on flavor. Seasoned with Latin spices like cumin, cayenne and coriander and topped with fresh cilantro and lime, this recipe is worthy of any fiesta.

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Panhandle Chili

Beer is a game-day staple, but it also happens to be the secret ingredient in this hearty bowl of chili. The stout adds depth of flavor, which makes it taste like it simmered in the pot all day long.

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Beef and Black Bean Chili

Tex-Mex is all about a good bowl of chili, and no one does Tex-Mex like Bobby Flay. Instead of using ground meat, he dices beef into bite-sized cubes, giving the chili an extra chunky texture.

Get the Recipe: Beef and Black Bean Chili with Toasted Cumin Crema and Avocado Relish

Harvest Beef Chili with Pumpkin and Beans

Choose whatever pumpkin or winter squash you like for this stew. The Beekman Boys are particularly fond of kabocha, a sweet winter squash with a texture reminiscent of chestnuts.

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Pressure Cooker Chili

Alton Brown uses a pressure cooker to cook his chili in under an hour — which means there's less pressure on you on game day.

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Black Bean and Beef Chili with Green Sour Cream

Rachael puts ancho chiles in her chili to give it a spicy smokiness and then purees avocado into sour cream for a creamy guacamole-like topping.

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Three Bean and Beef Chili

If you're looking for chili that's as light as it is delicious, you can "go for two" with this recipe. Loaded with vegetables and lean ground meat, Ellie Krieger's chili is equally hearty and healthy.

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Touchdown Chili

Make Rachael's beef and spicy sausage chili a day or two before kickoff, then bring it to room temperature before reheating it with a bit of water. It's a guaranteed touchdown-worthy main dish.

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Green Chili Sloppy Joses

Sloppy joses — the Mexican spin on the messiest of American comfort foods — are given their green name from tomatillos, poblano chiles and dill pickles.

Get the Recipe: Green Chili Sloppy Joses with Refried Bean Dip and Chips