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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.

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.

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."

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.
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Quick Chunky Chili

Quick Chunky Chili

Quick Chunky Chili

Heidee's meat mixture is the starting point for this nice hearty chili that cooks up in a jiffy. "Choose different salsa if you like your chili milder or hotter," Heidee recommends.

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.

Microwave Classic Chili

Microwave Classic Chili

Microwave Classic Chili

For several years I taught a microwave cooking class sponsored by a local department store. Class participants raced about this recipe the most and were amazed it takes less that 20 minutes to cook! - Joanna Johnson, Vestal, New York

Cheesy Taco Chili

Cheesy Taco Chili

Cheesy Taco Chili

This recipe was created out of desperation when everyone was hungry and I only had a few items on hand. Now it's a standby in my kitchen. - Janet Lammers, St. Marys, Ohio

White Chili with Chicken

White Chili with Chicken

White Chili with Chicken

Folks who enjoy a change from traditional tomato-based chilies will enjoy this version from Christy Campos of Richmond, Virginia. The flavorful blend has tender chunks of chicken, white beans and just enough zip.

Sausage Corn Chili

Sausage Corn Chili

Sausage Corn Chili

Nicely spiced Italian sausage and crunchy corn distinguish this thick chili from usual offerings. "My daughter won a national contest with this zesty recipe," reports Rhea Lease of Colman, South Dakota.

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.

Heartwarming Beef & Pork Chili

Heartwarming Beef & Pork Chili

Heartwarming Beef & Pork Chili

Loaded with both beef and pork, this chili is extra meaty. I keep it mild so it's easy on sensitive stomachs and for children who can't handle hot spices.—Christine Panzarella, Buena Park, California
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