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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.

Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili

Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili

Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili

I enjoy this comforting chili on its own but it's wonderful spooned over a bed of steamed rice or an extra helping of protein-packed quinoa. —Brynn Rader, Olympia, Washington

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

MVP Chili

MVP Chili

MVP Chili

While chili snobs will argue over what true chili really is, you’ll be enjoying this amazing recipe that brings together many well-loved (if hotly debated) chili ingredients. The Johnsonville Italian Sausage gives the dish an extra boost of flavor and heat that will make all chili fans want more.
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Hearty Pumpkin Chili with Polenta

Hearty Pumpkin Chili with Polenta

Hearty Pumpkin Chili with Polenta

Feel free to make this healthy chili a day ahead. It reheats nicely, and the polenta stays good for a few days in an airtight container in the fridge.—Wendy Rusch, Trego, Wisconsin

Autumn Chili

Autumn Chili

Autumn Chili

A touch of baking cocoa gives my chili a rich flavor without adding sweetness. When I was growing up in the North, we served chili over rice. But after I married a Texan, I began serving it with chopped onions, shredded cheese and, of course, homemade corn bread!—Audrey Bryne, Lillian, Texas

Rootin'-Tootin' Cincinnati Chili

Rootin'-Tootin' Cincinnati Chili

Rootin'-Tootin' Cincinnati Chili

Yes, there's root beer in this spicy chili, and it adds a nice touch of sweetness. Serve over spaghetti and let everyone add their own favorite toppings. —Holly Gomez, Seabrook, New Hampshire

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

25-Minute Turkey Chili

25-Minute Turkey Chili

25-Minute Turkey Chili

This is a nice change of pace from traditional beef chili, offering a whole different set of flavors to enjoy. I like to serve cheddar cheese bread on the side. You can also serve the chili over rice. —Traci K Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania

Black Bean-Tomato Chili

 Black Bean-Tomato Chili

Black Bean-Tomato Chili

My daughter Kayla saw a black bean chili while watching a cooking show and called me about it because it looked so good. We messed with our own recipe until we got this easy winner. —Lisa Belcastro, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Three-Bean Veggie Chili

Three-Bean Veggie Chili

Three-Bean Veggie Chili

I adapted a recipe that my sister gave me to suit my family's tastes. The texture of the bulgur makes it a good meat substitute. Since I find that it's even better the next day, I recommend making it a day ahead.

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
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