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Low Fat Chili Recipes

Looking for low fat chili recipes? Find low fat chili recipes for a healthy addition to any meal.

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Buffalo Chili con Carne

Buffalo Chili con Carne

Buffalo Chili con Carne

This classic recipe of the American frontier is so meaty you can almost eat it with a fork. The zippy combination of ingredients is a perfect complement to the buffalo. —Donna Smith, Fairport, New York

Flavorful Southwestern Chili

Flavorful Southwestern Chili

Flavorful Southwestern Chili

“This filling, hearty recipe comes from my grandmother,” writes Jenny Greear from Huntington, West Virginia. “It’s full of flavor, freezes beautifully and makes a complete, last-minute meal. I top it grated cheddar cheese and chopped black olives and serve tortilla chips on the side.” JENNY’S TIP: “If I’m feeding a crowd, I increase the pinto beans to four cans to make the meat go farther.”

Peoria Chili

Peoria Chili

Peoria Chili

When you come into the house and pick up the aroma of this chili, it seems to welcome you and warm the entire house. My mother was a very good cook, and a meal of her chili, corn bread, hot cinnamon cocoa and devil's food cake brings back some of my fondest memories of her. —Norma Erne, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Zippy Three-Bean Chili

Zippy Three-Bean Chili

Zippy Three-Bean Chili

Agnes Hamilton of Scott Depot, West Virginia uses convenient canned pinto, black and great northern beans to speed up preparation of her hearty chili. The one-dish meal has a stew-like consistency and a peppy Tex-Mex flavor.

Chunky Vegetarian Chili

Chunky Vegetarian Chili

Chunky Vegetarian Chili

This robust chili from the USA Rice Federation teams rice and kidney and pinto beans with a variety of colorful vegetables for a hearty meatless meal that's great tasting and good for you.—USA Rice Council, Houston, Texas

Roasted Vegetable Chili

Roasted Vegetable Chili

Roasted Vegetable Chili

Hannah Barringer of Loudon, Tennessee suggests serving this delicious and satisfying recipe with corn chips, cheese, sour cream, and a small salad. “To save time, purchase vegetables that have already been diced,” she adds.

Beef and Bean Chili

Beef and Bean Chili

Beef and Bean Chili

This tangy chili from Linda Charlier of East Cleveland, Ohio, is chock-full of beef, beans and rich tomato flavor. Linda suggests serving it over cooked brown rice, a baked potato or with a crusty loaf of warm bread. “If there are any leftovers, it freezes well and also makes yummy omelets or filling for homemade burritos,” she adds.

Contest-Winning Garden Harvest Chili

Contest-Winning Garden Harvest Chili

Contest-Winning Garden Harvest Chili

Meet the Cook: I started making my chili back when we lived near a huge farmers' market that sold all sorts of vegetables. Be as creative as you like with ingredients. My husband loves chili, and this is a nice change from the traditional type. I've always enjoyed cooking - I grew up in a family with five girls. These days, I can count on our own youngsters (they're 4 and 2) to help me out! -Judy Sloter, Charles City, Iowa

Spicy Cowboy Chili

Spicy Cowboy Chili

Spicy Cowboy Chili

Toasting the peppers for this chili releases their earthy flavors – but do wear gloves when handling dried peppers and seeds. — Rachel Sprinkel, Hilo, Hawaii

Vegetarian Bean and Rice Chili

Vegetarian Bean and Rice Chili

Vegetarian Bean and Rice Chili

This recipe teams with hearty kidney and pinto beans and a variety of colorful vegetables for a deliciously healthy meatless meal. Your family is sure to love it.

Zippy Vegetable Chili

Zippy Vegetable Chili

Zippy Vegetable Chili

Pinto beans lend protein while vegetables provide homegrown goodness and pretty color to this chunky chili recipe from Patricia Gibson of Ferguson, North Carolina. Green chilies and salsa add a spicy kick to the broth.
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