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Simple Chili Recipes

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Contest-Winning Pepperoni Pizza Chili

Contest-Winning Pepperoni Pizza Chili

Contest-Winning Pepperoni Pizza Chili

Pizza and chili together—what could be better? Fill folks up at halftime when you set out bowls of this chili. —Jennifer Gelormino, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Three-Bean Taco Chili

Three-Bean Taco Chili

Three-Bean Taco Chili

This hearty chili is filling, nourishing and tastes like it simmered all day long. Leftover chili freezes well for a later time, so why not make a double recipe? To freeze: Cool remaining chili and transfer to freezer containers. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. To use frozen chili: Thaw in the refrigerator. Place in a saucepan and heat through. —Wanda Lee, Hemet, California

White Chili with a Kick

White Chili with a Kick

White Chili with a Kick

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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Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Pork sausage, ground beef and plenty of beans make this chili a marvelous meal. I keep serving-size containers of it in my freezer at all times so I can quickly warm up bowls on busy days. —Margie Shaw, Greenbrier, Arkansas

Terrific Turkey Chili

Terrific Turkey Chili

Terrific Turkey Chili

This satisfying medley is full of tomato flavor and also provides a good dose of fiber. To keep it light, top with reduced-fat cheese, cilantro and green onions. Kim Seeger of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota shares the recipe.

Spicy Chili Seasoning Mix

Spicy Chili Seasoning Mix

Spicy Chili Seasoning Mix

"Having the seasonings mixed up in advance makes stirring up a batch of chili a breeze," suggests Mary Henderson of Opelika, Alabama. "It's a bold but pleasant blend. I like the round steak and ground beef combination."

Spicy Fajita Chili

Spicy Fajita Chili

Spicy Fajita Chili

You’ll want to serve this with rolls or corn bread to soak up every delicious drop. Like more heat? Just use spicier versions of V8 juice and chili beans.—Cathy Bell, Joplin, Missouri

Chipotle-Black Bean Chili

Chipotle-Black Bean Chili

Chipotle-Black Bean Chili

This thick, slow-cooked chili is special to me because it "cooks itself" while I'm at work. My family and friends love it. It's really nice served with corn bread. —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California

Zippy Vegetarian Chili

Zippy Vegetarian Chili

Zippy Vegetarian Chili

Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I often serve it with corn bread or flour tortillas for a speedy meal. At 72 cents a serving, it's economical, too. —Karen Hunt, Bellvue, Colorado

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.

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.
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