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Simple Chili Recipes

Find simple chili recipes from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get easy to make, simple chili recipes featured in our publication.

White Chili with Chicken

White Chili with Chicken

White Chili with Chicken

Folks who enjoy a change from traditional tomato-based chilies will enjoy this version from Christy Campos of Richmond, Virginia. The flavorful blend has tender chunks of chicken, white beans and just enough zip.

Sausage Corn Chili

Sausage Corn Chili

Sausage Corn Chili

Nicely spiced Italian sausage and crunchy corn distinguish this thick chili from usual offerings. "My daughter won a national contest with this zesty recipe," reports Rhea Lease of Colman, South Dakota.

Ham and Bean Chili

Ham and Bean Chili

Ham and Bean Chili

Leftover ham gets an unusual treatment from Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois in this creative chili blend that features three kinds of convenient canned beans. "I sometimes serve it in bowls over rice or corn bread and garnish it with cheese," she notes.
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Wagon Wheel Chili

Wagon Wheel Chili

Wagon Wheel Chili

Youngsters are sure to love the fun shape of the wagon wheel pasta in this zippy chili from Lora Scroggins of El Dorado, Arkansas. It's easy to whip up with canned chili and tomato sauce, so it's great for a hot lunch or quick dinner.

Heartwarming Beef & Pork Chili

Heartwarming Beef & Pork Chili

Heartwarming Beef & Pork Chili

Loaded with both beef and pork, this chili is extra meaty. I keep it mild so it's easy on sensitive stomachs and for children who can't handle hot spices.—Christine Panzarella, Buena Park, California

Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Slow-Cooked Chunky Chili

Pork sausage, ground beef and plenty of beans make this chili a hearty meal-starter. I keep the versatile mixture in serving-size containers in my freezer at all times. I can quickly warm up bowls of it on cold—or use it to fix chili dogs, chili tacos and more. —Margie Shaw Greenbrier, Arkansas

Hominy Pork Soup

Hominy Pork Soup

Hominy Pork Soup

Tender pork and hominy make this chili-like soup from Raquel Walkup different from the usual offerings. "For a satisfying supper, I serve it with sliced green, shredded cheese, lime wedges and warm flour tortillas," relates the San Pedro, California cook.

Baked Bean Chili

Baked Bean Chili

Baked Bean Chili

Who says a good chili has to simmer all day? This zippy chili- with a touch of sweetness from the baked beans- can be made on the spur of the moment. It's an excellent standby when unexpected guests drop in. Served with bread and a salad, it's a hearty dinner everyone raves about.

Zippy Pork Chili Verde

Zippy Pork Chili Verde

Zippy Pork Chili Verde

Leftover pork adds heartiness to this zippy chili from Jo Oliverius of Alpine, California. "It's great on a cool night with a stack of tortillas," she comments. I've taken it to many gatherings and it's always gone when the party's over."

Five-Can Chili

Five-Can Chili

Five-Can Chili

"Who says a thick hearty chili has to simmer all day on the stove?" asks Jo Mann. With five canned goods and zero prep time, a warm pot of this zesty specialty is a snap for the Westover, Alabama cook to whip up.

Beef 'n' Bean Chili

Beef 'n' Bean Chili

Beef 'n' Bean Chili

Picante sauce, green onions and a little seasoning go a long way when it combined with Nancy's beef and bean mixture. Warm up a winter night with this tangy change-of-pace chili. Your family will enjoy the flavor, and you'll appreciate the time you saved.
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