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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.

Rocky Ford Chili

Rocky Ford Chili

Rocky Ford Chili

When my brother and sister were in grade school in little Rocky Ford, Colorado, this comforting chili dish was served in the school cafeteria. My siblings described it to my mother so she could duplicate it at home. We all enjoy preparing it for our own families now.—Karen Golden, Phoenix, Arizona
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Spicy Ground Turkey Chili

Spicy Ground Turkey  Chili

Spicy Ground Turkey Chili

"This chili is a scrumptious change of pace, thanks to ground turkey and the addition of cinnamon and allspice," writes Marlene Gravat of St. Louis, Missouri. "It was an instant hit with my husband, who tends to favor traditional beef chili."

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

Taco Chili

Taco Chili

Taco Chili

Our family loves tacos and taco salad, so I thought it would be fun to make soup that tastes like a taco. Whenever someone new tries it, they ask for the recipe.

White Chili for 2

White Chili for 2

White Chili for 2

This chili for two goes over especially well on a cool night. We're racing fans, and I'm frequently asked to bring this dish to the races. I'm happy to do so, because I enjoy it, too. I just double or triple the recipe. —Carol Swainston, Sheridan, Michigan

Quick White Bean Turkey Chili

Quick White Bean Turkey Chili

Quick White Bean Turkey Chili

My husband came home from a sales trip to the East Coast raving about white bean chili. This is our version.

Spice Mix for Chili

Spice Mix for Chili

Spice Mix for Chili

This spice mix comes from my mother's chili recipe, which is fantastic. It'll make a great gift for the hearty eaters you know, especially if you pair it with a loaf of bread. —Vivian Huizinga, Shallow Lake, Ontario
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