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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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When it’s time to build my zesty chili, I combine everything the night before. In the morning, I load the slow cooker and let it do the work. —Molly Butt, Granville, Ohio
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Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili

Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili

Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili

This is my kind of chili – thick and hearty. Try sweet potato or butternut squash instead of pumpkin, and serve over quinoa, barley, brown rice or farro. —Jean Ecos, Hartland, WI

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

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Garden Harvest Chili

Garden Harvest Chili

Garden Harvest Chili

Meet the Cook: Anytime you're looking for a way to use up your zucchini and squash, this recipe gives a different taste sensation. My husband really enjoys it -and, except for the zucchini, our two daughters, ages 7 and 3, do as well! -Debbie Cosford, Bayfield, Ontario

Wild West Chili

Wild West Chili

Wild West Chili

My sister-in-law, who has cooked for many years at the family ranch, shared this hearty recipe with me. I make it often during the winter-it sure can warm you up after being outside doing chores!

Chili with Potato Dumplings

Chili with Potato Dumplings

Chili with Potato Dumplings

Meet the Cook: Now that my husband has retired - we have two grown sons - we eat out a lot. If we stay home, though, he asks if we are going to have this chili! I've been making it, with a few ingredients added or changed , most of my married life. -Shirley Marshall, Michigantown, Indiana
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Salsa Chili

Salsa Chili

Salsa Chili

You'll need just five ingredients to stir up this quick-and-easy chili from Jane Bone of Cape Coral, Florida. "We like to use medium salsa for zippy flavor, but sometimes I use half mild and half medium," she notes. "Sprinkle hearty servings with shredded cheddar cheese and other tasty toppings," Jane suggests.

Barley Chili

Barley Chili

Barley Chili

"A friend gave me this recipe using wheat, which I replaced with barley," notes Marv Salter of West Hills, California. The barley makes this dish a hearty meal for a chilly day.

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

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.

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

Taco Chili Mix

Taco Chili Mix

Taco Chili Mix

During the busy holiday season, folks are thrilled to receive a jar of chili fixings for a no-fuss dinner. The flavor is fantastic!—Suzette Jury, Keene, California

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



Vegetarian Bean and Vegetable Chili

Vegetarian Bean and Vegetable Chili

Vegetarian Bean and Vegetable Chili

This filling chili, submitted by Bill Hughes of Raleigh, North Carolina, is loaded with nutritious beans and veggies. You might serve it as a light main course or a zippy, satisfying side.

Sweet Surprise Chili

Sweet Surprise Chili

Sweet Surprise Chili

I’ve won three chili cook-offs with this recipe. Everyone loves it, and they’re always amazed when I reveal the secret ingredient!

Peoria Chili

Peoria Chili

Peoria Chili

When you come into the house and pick up the aroma of this chili, it seems to welcome you and warm the entire house. My mother was a very good cook, and a meal of her chili, corn bread, hot cinnamon cocoa and devil's food cake brings back some of my fondest memories of her. —Norma Erne, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.
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