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Simple Chili Recipes

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Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this spicy chili easy, but you could also cook your own. We like it with sour cream, green onions, cheese or salsa on top. —Emmajean Anderson, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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Turkey Chili with Pasta

Turkey Chili with Pasta

Turkey Chili with Pasta

Some may call it witches’ stew, but we think this hearty chili is the ultimate comfort food. It’s a perfect warmer on chilly autumn nights. —Pat Schmeling, Germantown, Wisconsin

Hominy Beef Chili

Hominy Beef Chili

Hominy Beef Chili

Hunker down for the night and get cozy with this filling chili. Loaded with beef chuck roast and convenient staples, such as diced tomatoes, green chilies and seasonings, it’s a satisfying supper that would be yummy served with a side of warm tortillas or tortilla chips for dipping. —Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, Wisconsin

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.”
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Chili Cheese Soup

Chili Cheese Soup

Chili Cheese Soup

To cut down on last minute preparation, Kyle Gray chops the vegetables from this rich soup the night before and stores them in the fridge. "It has become one of our favorite comfort foods," notes the Glendale, Arizona cook.

Spicy Turkey Chili

Spicy Turkey Chili

Spicy Turkey Chili

"This peppery chili is not for the faint of stomach," assures Margaret Shauers of Great Bend, Kansas. "It's saucy and satisfying---according to my daughter, it's the one thing she can taste when she has a cold. It also freezes very well," adds Margaret.

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky chili is good for you. "It's loaded with taste—you'll never miss the meat!" assures Gail Rector-Evans of Hastings, Oklahoma.

Four Bean Turkey Chili

Four Bean Turkey Chili

Four Bean Turkey Chili

Four kinds of beans and plenty of seasonings make this chunky chili a crowd-pleaser, particularly on autumn days. "Serve bowls sprinkled with your favorite shredded cheese," suggests Judith Whitford of East Aurora, New York.

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.

Salsa Chili

Salsa Chili

Salsa Chili

You'll need just five ingredients to stir up this quick-and-easy chili from Jane Bone of Cape Coral, Florida. "We like to use medium salsa for zippy flavor, but sometimes I use half mild and half medium," she notes. "Sprinkle hearty servings with shredded cheddar cheese and other tasty toppings," Jane suggests.

Bread Bowl Chili

Bread Bowl Chili

Bread Bowl Chili

I like meals that are simple to prepare, yet offer maximum taste. Served in hallowed-out rolls, this hearty chili offers extra zip with two kinds of meat, beans and jalapeno pepper. Sometimes I serve the chili in one large round bread loaf. —Tonya Burkhard, Davis, Illinois

Bean & Beef Slow-Cooked Chili

Bean & Beef Slow-Cooked Chili

Bean & Beef Slow-Cooked Chili

This chili may be chock-full, but we love to build it up even more with toppings like pico de gallo, red onion, cilantro and cheese. —Mallory Lynch, Madison, Wisconsin
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