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Comfort Food Chili Recipes

Serve a crowd-pleasing meal with these comfort food chili recipes, including turkey chili, sweet chili, ground beef chili, bean chili and more.

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Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

The slow cooker makes this chili ideal for entertaining. A few minutes of prep and then it cooks away while you can attend to other party details. Your guests will really enjoy this nicely seasoned hearty dish.—Jan Wagner-Cuda, Deer Park, Washington

Favorite Church Supper Chili

Favorite Church Supper Chili

Favorite Church Supper Chili

We grow a lot of tomatoes and vegetables for canneries in our area—and for use in this original recipe of mine, which won first place in a "Best Chili" contest at work!—Dorothy Smith, Napoleon, Ohio

Black Bean, Chorizo & Sweet Potato Chili

Black Bean, Chorizo & Sweet Potato Chili

Black Bean, Chorizo & Sweet Potato Chili

Chili is one of my all-time favorite dishes. This recipe takes chili to the next level by changing up the flavors and adding a surprise--sweet potatoes. —Julie Merriman, Cold Brook, New York
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Speedy Hamburger Soup

Speedy Hamburger Soup

Speedy Hamburger Soup

We work up big appetites on our farm, where we raise beef cattle, so I depend on recipes like this that are flavorful and fast. This soup is great served with corn bread.

Chili Bake

Chili Bake

Chili Bake

Instead of simmering on the stovetop, this chill bakes in the oven. When my family smells this baking, they run to the kitchen to ask, "is it ready yet?" - Helen Gabraith, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili

Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili

Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili

My family is crazy about this slow cooker chili because it uses ingredients you don't usually find in chili. Believe it or not, I discovered that pumpkin is what makes the dish so special. Cook up a big batch and freeze some for later; it tastes even better reheated. —Deborah Vliet, Holland, Michigan

Slow-Cooked White Bean Chili

Slow-Cooked White Bean Chili

Slow-Cooked White Bean Chili

My friend Caroline Gray and I came up with this delicious slow-cooked chicken chili. It's unusual because it calls for Alfredo sauce. —Cindi Mitchell, St. Marys, Kansas

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

My whole family enjoys this chili, but my daughter especially loves it. I like to make it because it's so easy and very flavorful. —Joy Pendley, Ortonville, Michigan

Kielbasa Chili

Kielbasa Chili

Kielbasa Chili

This combines the flavors of a chili dog in one bowl! I make it when I need a hot, hearty meal in a hurry. It's also great for football games. —Audra L. Duvall, Canoga Park, California

Fully Loaded Chili

Fully Loaded Chili

Fully Loaded Chili

With lean ground beef, four types of beans and lots of seasonings and toppings, this chili is truly "fully-loaded." But those aren't the only heavyweights in here; every serving provides a hefty 26 g protein and 11 g fiber. —Cynthia Baca, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

Anytime Turkey Chili

Anytime Turkey Chili

Anytime Turkey Chili

I created this dish to grab the voters’ attention at a chili contest we held in our backyard. With pumpkin, brown sugar and cooked turkey, it’s like an entire Thanksgiving dinner in one bowl. –Brad Bailey of Cary, North Carolina
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