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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.

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.

Baked Bean Chili

Baked Bean Chili

Baked Bean Chili

Who says a good chili has to simmer all day? This zippy chili- with a touch of sweetness from the baked beans- can be made on the spur of the moment. It's an excellent standby when unexpected guests drop in. Served with bread and a salad, it's a hearty dinner everyone raves about.

Zippy Pork Chili Verde

Zippy Pork Chili Verde

Zippy Pork Chili Verde

Leftover pork adds heartiness to this zippy chili from Jo Oliverius of Alpine, California. "It's great on a cool night with a stack of tortillas," she comments. I've taken it to many gatherings and it's always gone when the party's over."
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Five-Can Chili

Five-Can Chili

Five-Can Chili

"Who says a thick hearty chili has to simmer all day on the stove?" asks Jo Mann. With five canned goods and zero prep time, a warm pot of this zesty specialty is a snap for the Westover, Alabama cook to whip up.

Beef 'n' Bean Chili

Beef 'n' Bean Chili

Beef 'n' Bean Chili

Picante sauce, green onions and a little seasoning go a long way when it combined with Nancy's beef and bean mixture. Warm up a winter night with this tangy change-of-pace chili. Your family will enjoy the flavor, and you'll appreciate the time you saved.

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

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.

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."
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