Ground Beef Chili Recipes

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Spicy Touchdown Chili

For me, football, cool weather and chili just seem to go together. Whether it’s cheering on the local team on a Friday night or enjoying a Saturday afternoon of Oklahoma Sooner football with some friends, this chili is sure to score big. —Chris Neal, Quapaw, Oklahoma
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Calico Chili

Calico Chili

Calico Chili

I developed this recipe myself when I was 16. It freezes well and almost tastes better the day after you make it. The variety of vegetables make it colorful to serve and give it the calico name.—Camille Gouldsborough, Grosse Isle, Manitoba.

You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dogs

You Ain't Nothin' But  A Hound Dogs

You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dogs

Planning a Fabulous '50s party to surprise my sister for her birthday got me humming. Recalling popular songs from the decade gave me the idea for a clever name for the chili dogs I served. Like Elvis' tune, they were a big hit! -Judy Nix, Toccoa, Georgia

Chili with Potato Dumplings

Chili with Potato Dumplings

Chili with Potato Dumplings

Meet the Cook: Now that my husband has retired - we have two grown sons - we eat out a lot. If we stay home, though, he asks if we are going to have this chili! I've been making it, with a few ingredients added or changed , most of my married life. -Shirley Marshall, Michigantown, Indiana
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Bewitching Chili

Bewitching Chili

Bewitching Chili

Anne Mitchell of Lynchburg, Ohio lends a family favorite to our menu. Beef, tomatoes, garlic and cumin create her hearty homespun chili.

Wild West Chili

Wild West Chili

Wild West Chili

My sister-in-law, who has cooked for many years at the family ranch, shared this hearty recipe with me. I make it often during the winter-it sure can warm you up after being outside doing chores!

Cowpoke Chili

Cowpoke Chili

Cowpoke Chili

Many friends and relatives have requested my chili recipe, which I've been using for 25 years. It actually won first place in a local contest, chosen from among 10 other entries. It always comes out delicious. Try it and enjoy! —Ramona Nelson Fairbanks, Alaska

Firehouse Chili

Firehouse Chili

Firehouse Chili

As one of the cooks at the firehouse, I used to prepare meals for 10 men. This chili was among their favorites.—Richard Clements, San Dimas, California

Wrangler's Beef Chili

Wrangler's Beef Chili

Wrangler's Beef Chili

Serve this classic chili atop whole wheat noodles and offer kids a variety of toppings.
Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

Four-Bean Taco Chili

Four-Bean Taco Chili

Four-Bean Taco Chili

Amy Martell of Canton, Pennsylvania knows how to heat up the dinner table on a cold night. Her zesty chili is chockfull of ground beef, beans and south-of-the-border flair. Whip up the stovetop sensation when you're feeding a crowd, or make sure to save leftovers for the following two recipes.

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.”

Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

When Mom came to live with me several years ago, I told her it was now my turn to cook. One goal was to enhance recipes of the great Southwest, so I experimented and test-tried several recipes. This is one of the successful attempts, and served with a fresh green salad, it has delighted many guests. —Bob Wyatt Kansas City, Missouri
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