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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.

Hearty Tex-Mex Chili

Hearty Tex-Mex Chili

Hearty Tex-Mex Chili

I dreamed up this hearty chili with a Tex-Mex twist 25 years ago. It’s still everyone’s favorite and the go-to recipe in our family cookbook.—Martha B. Hook, Dallas, Texas

Tex-Mex Chili with a Cincinnati Twist

Tex-Mex Chili with a Cincinnati Twist

Tex-Mex Chili with a Cincinnati Twist

“My husband grew up in Cincinnati, where chili is served over spaghetti, and I grew up in the South. This family-pleaser is a mingling of both worlds”…and a great way to make a meal go further. —Stephanie Rabbitt-Schappacher, West Chester, Ohio

Hearty Sausage-Chicken Chili

Hearty Sausage-Chicken Chili

Hearty Sausage-Chicken Chili

“The company I work for has an annual Chili Cook-Off, and this unusual recipe of mine was a winner,” writes Carolyn Etzler from Thurmont, Maryland. “It combines two other recipes and includes a touch or two of my own.”
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Chili-Filled Coffin

Chili-Filled Coffin

Chili-Filled Coffin

Here's an easy main dish that's cute enough to double as a Halloween table centerpiece! The hearty meatless chili is spiced up with onion and colorful Serrano and red peppers. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

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

Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili

Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili

Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili

Our family loves this slow-cooked recipe, especially on cold days. It's a wonderful variation on standard chili that freezes well and tastes even better as leftovers. —Deborah Vliet, Holland, Michigan

Colorado Lamb Chili

Colorado Lamb Chili

Colorado Lamb Chili

This hearty and spicy stew is wonderful with fresh rolls and your favorite green salad. —Karen Gorman, Gunnison, Colorado

Potato-Bar Chili

Potato-Bar Chili

Potato-Bar Chili

Everyone will love this mild chili, especially when topping a baked potato. This thick, hearty sauce really does eat like a meal! —Alcy Thorne, Los Molinois, California

Thick & Chunky Beef Chili

Thick & Chunky Beef Chili

Thick & Chunky Beef Chili

Hearty, flavorful ingredients and a thick, rich sauce make this a satisfying chili that's sure to win compliments on your cooking. It's a great way to serve a crowd during the big game or to warm up on a chilly evening. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Musk Ox Chili

Musk Ox Chili

Musk Ox Chili

NOTE: if diarist spells the animal "muskox" in the diary, change the recipe title and ingredient back to one word

Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili

Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili

Chunky Chipotle Pork Chili

Perfect for using leftover pork roast, this tasty, easy recipe can be made ahead and reheated—it's even better the second day. —Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
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