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Mexican Chili

Try something different with these flavorful recipes for Mexican chili, including white chili, taco chili, bean chili, spicy chili, Tex-Mex chili and more.

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Spicy Cowboy Chili

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Rachel Sprinkel
Toasting the peppers for this chili releases their earthy flavors – but do wear gloves when handling dried peppers and seeds. — Rachel Sprinkel, Hilo, Hawaii
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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

Favorite Chili

Favorite Chili

Favorite Chili

I received this recipe from a friend and have modified it to suit my family's tastes. Our three children especially like this slightly sweet chili because it's not too spicy.

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
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Four Bean Turkey Chili

Four Bean Turkey Chili

Four Bean Turkey Chili

Four kinds of beans and plenty of seasonings make this chunky chili a crowd-pleaser, particularly on autumn days. "Serve bowls sprinkled with your favorite shredded cheese," suggests Judith Whitford of East Aurora, New York.

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

Vegetarian Chili Ole!

I combine ingredients for this hearty chili, chunky with veggies, the night before, put in my trusty slow cooker in the morning and come home to a rich, spicy meal at night! —Marjorie Au, Honolulu, Hawaii

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.

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

Buffalo Chili con Carne

Buffalo Chili con Carne

Buffalo Chili con Carne

This classic recipe of the American frontier is so meaty you can almost eat it with a fork. The zippy combination of ingredients is a perfect complement to the buffalo. —Donna Smith, Fairport, New York

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

Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

When Mom came to live with me several years ago, I told her it was now my turn to cook. One goal was to enhance recipes of the great Southwest, so I experimented and test-tried several recipes. This is one of the successful attempts, and served with a fresh green salad, it has delighted many guests. —Bob Wyatt Kansas City, Missouri

Four-Bean Taco Chili

Four-Bean Taco Chili

Four-Bean Taco Chili

Amy Martell of Canton, Pennsylvania knows how to heat up the dinner table on a cold night. Her zesty chili is chockfull of ground beef, beans and south-of-the-border flair. Whip up the stovetop sensation when you're feeding a crowd, or make sure to save leftovers for the following two recipes.
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