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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.

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Speedy Weeknight Chili

Speedy Weeknight Chili

Speedy Weeknight Chili

Super-easy and great-tasting, this chili makes a big batch of great party fare. I use my food processor to chop up the veggies and cut down on prep time. It’s also very tasty and lower in fat when made with ground turkey breast. —Cynthia Hudson, Greenville, South Carolina.

Cowboy Chili

Cowboy Chili

Cowboy Chili

Sweet and chunky describe this hearty chili that kids will love. For the adults, add a dash or two of hot sauce and warm up your winter, and your taste buds.

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
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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

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."

Margie's Chili

Margie's Chili

Margie's Chili

This is the perfect recipe for busy weeknights. I simply spice up canned tomato soup to create a flavorful and oh-so-easy chili. —Margaret Ganzel, Mankato, Minnesota

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.

Chili In No Time

Chili In No Time

Chili In No Time

When your family's asking for chili and time is short, make this quick and easy variety. It gets a head start with store-bought spaghetti sauce.—Pearl Johnson, Prior Lake, Minnesota

Cold Day Chili

Cold Day Chili

Cold Day Chili

"I like to make chili from beans I've soaked overnight, but this speedier version tastes just as good on a frosty winter day," assure Lucile Proctor of Panguitch, Utah. At 90 cents a serving, the mildly sweet mixture of beef and beans is economical, too.

Weekday Chili

Weekday Chili

Weekday Chili

It's so convenient to pull a batch of the meat out of the freezer to make this hearty chili. Chili powder and red pepper flakes are the easy seasonings that give it zippy flavor.

Wagon Wheel Chili

Wagon Wheel Chili

Wagon Wheel Chili

Youngsters are sure to love the fun shape of the wagon wheel pasta in this zippy chili from Lora Scroggins of El Dorado, Arkansas. It's easy to whip up with canned chili and tomato sauce, so it's great for a hot lunch or quick dinner.
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