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Chili Recipes

Warm up with these chili recipes, including vegetarian chili, turkey chili, slow cooker chili, chicken chili, white chili, venison chili, beef chili, Mexican chili and more.

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While chili snobs will argue over what true chili really is, you’ll be enjoying this amazing recipe that brings together many well-loved (if hotly debated) chili ingredients. The Johnsonville Italian Sausage gives the dish an extra boost of flavor and heat that will make all chili fans want more.—Brought to you by The Kitchen at Johnsonville® Sausage.
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Calico Chili

Calico Chili

Calico Chili

I developed this recipe myself when I was 16. It freezes well and almost tastes better the day after you make it. The variety of vegetables make it colorful to serve and give it the calico name.—Camille Gouldsborough, Grosse Isle, Manitoba.

Zippy Pork Chili

Zippy Pork Chili

Zippy Pork Chili

In addition to eating this chili the traditional way (with a spoon!), my family likes to scoop bites onto tortilla chips. The leftovers are great rolled in tortillas and reheated, too. It's so comforting to have a pot simmering when cold Kansas winds are blowing. —Michelle Beran Claflin, Kansas

Roundup Chili

Roundup Chili

Roundup Chili

Two types of meat make this not-too-spicy chili a hearty meal. Because it's made in the slow cooker, it's a great choice for casual Christmas gatherings.—Linda Stemen, Monroeville, Indiana
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Spicy Turkey Chili

Spicy Turkey Chili

Spicy Turkey Chili

"This peppery chili is not for the faint of stomach," assures Margaret Shauers of Great Bend, Kansas. "It's saucy and satisfying---according to my daughter, it's the one thing she can taste when she has a cold. It also freezes very well," adds Margaret.

Bewitching Chili

Bewitching Chili

Bewitching Chili

Anne Mitchell of Lynchburg, Ohio lends a family favorite to our menu. Beef, tomatoes, garlic and cumin create her hearty homespun chili.

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky chili is good for you. "It's loaded with taste—you'll never miss the meat!" assures Gail Rector-Evans of Hastings, Oklahoma.

Red, White and Blue Chili

Red, White and Blue Chili

Red, White and Blue Chili

Instead of the usual picnic fare, I surprised family and guests with this mild-flavored dish one Independence Day. They were delighted with the blue tortilla chips and colorful chili. —Dotty Parker, Christmas Valley, Oregon

Chili Cheese Soup

Chili Cheese Soup

Chili Cheese Soup

To cut down on last minute preparation, Kyle Gray chops the vegetables from this rich soup the night before and stores them in the fridge. "It has become one of our favorite comfort foods," notes the Glendale, Arizona cook.

Zesty Steak Chili

Zesty Steak Chili

Zesty Steak Chili

This full-flavored, medium-hot, Texas-style chili tastes even better the second day. —Michelle Smith, Running Springs, California

Walk-Along Chili

Walk-Along Chili

Walk-Along Chili

Satisfying young ones' after-school appetites is a cinch with this recipe from Joyce vonStempa of Jeffersontown, Kentucky. "Not only is it filling, serving it in a chip bag makes it fun," she relates. "Plus, you can use the leftover chili for a meal later in the week."



White Turkey Chili

White Turkey Chili

White Turkey Chili

Here's proof that chili doesn't have to be red. I combined several recipes and changed flavors until the recipe was just right. Trust me, this one is a keeper. —Tina Barrett, Houston, Texas

Sally's West Coast Chili

Sally's West Coast Chili

Sally's West Coast Chili

We often have chili cook-offs at our church, so we trade lots of different recipes. I was always mixing and matching ingredients and experimenting, trying to come up with an original recipe that would be a little different. That's how I developed this one, and I never fail to get compliments on it! —Sally Grisham, Murray, Kentucky

Award-Winning Chuck Wagon Chili

Award-Winning Chuck Wagon Chili

Award-Winning Chuck Wagon Chili

For an extra-spicy kick, double the chili powder, but make sure you've got a cool drink close by! —Eugene Jarzab Jr., Phoenix, Arizona

Contest-Winning Garden Harvest Chili

Contest-Winning Garden Harvest Chili

Contest-Winning Garden Harvest Chili

Meet the Cook: I started making my chili back when we lived near a huge farmers' market that sold all sorts of vegetables. Be as creative as you like with ingredients. My husband loves chili, and this is a nice change from the traditional type. I've always enjoyed cooking - I grew up in a family with five girls. These days, I can count on our own youngsters (they're 4 and 2) to help me out! -Judy Sloter, Charles City, Iowa

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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

I love pumpkin and my husband loves chili. This is a dish that I have been able to combine both loves and we both be happy about it. It has also become a big hit with the rest of my family and they are constantly requesting it. —Catherine Walmsley, Phoenix, Arizona

Game-Stopper Chili

Game-Stopper Chili

Game-Stopper Chili

This hearty chili with sausage, beef, beans and barley is perfect for the half-time food rush. People actually cheer when they see me coming with my slow cooker! —Barbara Lento, Houston, PA

White Bean & Chicken Enchilada Soup

White Bean & Chicken Enchilada Soup

White Bean & Chicken Enchilada Soup

I made this soup to please my daughters’ craving for creaminess, my husband’s for spice and mine for white beans. Garnish with jalapenos, sour cream and green onions. —Darcy Gonzalez, Palmdale, California
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