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Quick Chili Recipes

For a busy weeknight, these quick chili recipes are the perfect meal fix. Recipes include meatless chili, bean chili, salsa chili, Southwestern chili, kielbasa chili and more.

Baked Bean Chili

Baked Bean Chili

Baked Bean Chili

Who says a good chili has to simmer all day? This zippy chili- with a touch of sweetness from the baked beans- can be made on the spur of the moment. It's an excellent standby when unexpected guests drop in. Served with bread and a salad, it's a hearty dinner everyone raves about.

Zippy Pork Chili Verde

Zippy Pork Chili Verde

Zippy Pork Chili Verde

Leftover pork adds heartiness to this zippy chili from Jo Oliverius of Alpine, California. "It's great on a cool night with a stack of tortillas," she comments. I've taken it to many gatherings and it's always gone when the party's over."

Five-Can Chili

Five-Can Chili

Five-Can Chili

"Who says a thick hearty chili has to simmer all day on the stove?" asks Jo Mann. With five canned goods and zero prep time, a warm pot of this zesty specialty is a snap for the Westover, Alabama cook to whip up.
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Cheesy Mexican Chili

Cheesy Mexican Chili

Cheesy Mexican Chili

"My husband, Ron, and I farm," relates Chris Severson of Emerson, Nebraska. "I prepare this chili and take it out to the field during harvest. It's filling, warm and satisfies the hungry field hands' appetites."

Quick White Turkey Chili

Quick White Turkey Chili

Quick White Turkey Chili

Lauri Pobanz combines white corn, great northern beans and leftover turkey to prepare this steaming chili. "I appreciate how fast it is to make- and that my husband and our four children like it," notes the Lincoln, Nebraska cook. "I often bake a pan of corn bread to go with it."

Taco Minestrone

Taco Minestrone

Taco Minestrone

It's nice to have a winter pick-me-up like this soup to call on when I need a speedy and filling entree for supper. Almost as fast as I can open a few cans, I'm ladling out steaming bowlfuls.—Carole Holder, Norman, Oklahoma

Chili Dogs

Chili Dogs

Chili Dogs

I got the recipe for the hearty sauce more than 20 years ago from an aunt who lived in Chicago. We love it at home or on a picnic.—Linda Rainey, Monahans, Texas

Easy Low-Fat Chili

Easy Low-Fat Chili

Easy Low-Fat Chili

"This zesty chili really hits the spot on cool fall days," confirms Janet Moore of Ogdensburg, New York.

Quick Chili

Quick Chili

Quick Chili

Canned soup and beans are the secrets to the recipe's rapid preparation. For even faster meal making brown, drain and freeze the ground beef when time allows. When ready to use, just combine frozen cooked beef with the other ingredients and simmer as directed.—Jean Ward, Montogomery, Texas

Speedy Chili

Speedy Chili

Speedy Chili

By using your microwave, this one-pot meal takes just minutes to prepare.—Betty Ruenholl, Syracuse, Nebraska

Margie's Chili

Margie's Chili

Margie's Chili

I simply spice up canned tomato soup to create a flavorful chili.—Margaret Ganzel, Mankato, Minnesota
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