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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.

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.
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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

Chili with Barley

Chili with Barley

Chili with Barley

From Falmouth, Kentucky, Shirley McClanahan notes, “This is one of those quick but delicious, one-dish dinner recipes you can never have too many of. It’s a perfect, stick-to-the-ribs meal on those cold winter days when you need to be warmed from the inside out. My family loves it and even our minister raved about it at a potluck supper.”

Shrimp 'n' Black Bean Chili

Shrimp 'n' Black Bean Chili

Shrimp 'n' Black Bean Chili

It’s not spicy, but this chili is sure to warm you up during those cold winter evenings. “Since this recipe calls for precooked shrimp and canned goods, it is very quick to prepare,“ explains Elizabeth Hunt of Kirbyville, Texas.

Southwest Chili con Carne

Southwest Chili con Carne

Southwest Chili con Carne

You'll only need one skillet and 20 minutes to whip up this hearty, slightly spicy Chili Con Carne, courtesy of Marline Emmal of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Three-Bean Taco Chili

Three-Bean Taco Chili

Three-Bean Taco Chili

This hearty chili is filling, nourishing and tastes like it simmered all day long. Leftover chili freezes well for a later time, so why not make a double recipe? To freeze: Cool remaining chili and transfer to freezer containers. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. To use frozen chili: Thaw in the refrigerator. Place in a saucepan and heat through. Wanda Lee - Yakima, WA

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," says Cynthia Hudson of Greenville, South Carolina.
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