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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.

Chili with Baked Beans

Chili with Baked Beans

Chili with Baked Beans

Leftover baked beans are the key to this thick and hearty chili from Marcy Cella of L'Anse, Michigan. She simmers them with just a few ingredients and a generous amount of chili powder to create this sweet and spicy mixture.

Turkey Bean Chili

Turkey Bean Chili

Turkey Bean Chili

This is a fast, easy recipe that tastes great. It won a ribbon at the Nebraska State Fair.—LaRita Lang, Lincoln, Nebraska

Tasty Taco Soup

Tasty Taco Soup

Tasty Taco Soup

When I serve this soup at parties, everyone asks for the recipe. It makes a lot, so if I'm not feeding a crowd, I freeze the leftovers. —Jennifer Villarreal, Texas City, Texas
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Two-Bean Chili

Two-Bean Chili

Two-Bean Chili

"I was sure to learn the secrets behind my mom's zesty chili before I got married," explains Deborah Heatwole. "Steaming bowls of it are great in the winter with coleslaw and corn bread or muffins," she says from her home in Waynesboro, Georgia. Surprise your gang with the snappy supper tonight.

Barley Chicken Chili

Barley Chicken Chili

Barley Chicken Chili

I was looking for a new recipe for chicken when I discovered a dish I thought my husband might like. After making a few changes and additions to fit our preferences, I had this zesty chili simmering on the stovetop. It was great! Leftovers store well in the freezer.

Autumn Chili

Autumn Chili

Autumn Chili

A touch of baking cocoa gives my chili a rich flavor without adding sweetness. When I was growing up in the North, we served chili over rice. But after I married a Texan, I began serving it with chopped onions, shredded cheese and, of course, homemade corn bread!—Audrey Bryne, Lillian, Texas

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

Rich and flavorful, this chili is absolutely packed with fun veggies like mushrooms, beans and sun-dried tomatoes. It's so filling, you'll fool any meat lover. —Pam Ivbuls, Omaha, Nebraska

25-Minute Turkey Chili

25-Minute Turkey Chili

25-Minute Turkey Chili

This is a nice change of pace from traditional beef chili, offering a whole different set of flavors to enjoy. I like to serve cheddar cheese bread on the side. You can also serve the chili over rice. —Traci K Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania

Chili con Chorizo

Chili con Chorizo

Chili con Chorizo

We love to eat chili, whether it's vegetarian or with some kind of meat. This recipe was created because I a friend of mine gave me some chorizo to try and I decided to try it in my chili recipe. Most supermarkets carry chorizo, but if it's not available, I found that kielbasa is is a good substitution. —Debbie Limas, North Andover, Massachusetts

White Bean & Chicken Chili

White Bean & Chicken Chili

White Bean & Chicken Chili

To create this yummy white chili, I adapted three different recipes. It’s mild, so everyone can dig in. People who judge give it ribbons in recipes contests. —Julie White, Yacolt, WA
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