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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.

Pronto Chili

Pronto Chili

Pronto Chili

This chili may be simple, but the flavor is outstanding. One of the best things about preparing chili is that you can adjust it to suit your family's tastes. I sometimes substitute ground turkey for the beef.

Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili

Cooking is one of my most enjoyable activities. This recipe came from trial and error, and now it's a family favorite. My husband loves taking the leftovers to work for lunch, and his co-workers always want him to share.

Baked Potatoes with Chili

Baked Potatoes with Chili

Baked Potatoes with Chili

To devise this recipe, I just experimented with ingredients I had on hand—and was delighted with the results! It can easily be doubled to serve more people. And except for the wonderful taste, the best part is that it's a "meal in a spud"...you don't even need a side dish!—Nadine Behrend, Everett, Washington
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Quick Taco Soup

Quick Taco Soup

Quick Taco Soup

My family—husband Dave and I and our three teenagers—enjoy this spicy, hearty soup. It's a nice change of pace from regular soups and it's also fast to make.—Debbie Moffitt, Albany, Oregon

Easy Chicken Chili

Easy Chicken Chili

Easy Chicken Chili

We have lots of visitors on our 10-acre farm, so I like to make down-home dishes. Whenever I serve this chili, I'm asked for the recipe, which I'm happy to share.

Speedy Hamburger Soup

Speedy Hamburger Soup

Speedy Hamburger Soup

We work up big appetites on our farm, where we raise beef cattle, so I depend on recipes like this that are flavorful and fast. This soup is great served with corn bread.

30-Minute Chili

30-Minute Chili

30-Minute Chili

On a brisk day, I don't think anything is more appealing than a steaming bowl of this zesty chili. I always make enough so that everyone can have seconds.—Susan Strout, Cheney, Washington

Spicy Chili Seasoning Mix

Spicy Chili Seasoning Mix

Spicy Chili Seasoning Mix

"Having the seasonings mixed up in advance makes stirring up a batch of chili a breeze," suggests Mary Henderson of Opelika, Alabama. "It's a bold but pleasant blend. I like the round steak and ground beef combination."

Contest-Winning Chicken Chili

Contest-Winning Chicken Chili

Contest-Winning Chicken Chili

My aunt gave me the recipe for this this, practically instant chili. It's a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey. Try sprinkling some crunchy corn chips on top for fun!

Classic Chili Mix

Classic Chili Mix

Classic Chili Mix

From Bernice MOrris of Marshfield, Missouri comes a full-flavored chili seasoning that'll heat up your holiday gift-giving. The mix is on the mild side, which is nice for those who aren't partial to extra-spicy food. (To raise the "temperature", just add more chili powder!)

Cheesy Chili

Cheesy Chili

Cheesy Chili

"My six grandchildren enjoy feasting on big bowls of this zesty chili," reports Codie Ray of Tallulah, Louisiana. "It's so creamy and tasty you can even serve it as a dip at parties."
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