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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.

Beef and Three-Bean Chili

Beef and Three-Bean Chili

Beef and Three-Bean Chili

“This is one of my favorite recipes; it makes my kitchen smell so good! We love eating it with homemade bread or cornbread.” -Nancy Whitford of Edwards, 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.”

Quick White Chili

Quick White Chili

Quick White Chili

“This recipe went from a great mistake to a tasty triumph," writes Cynthia Lynn Bloemker from Effingham, Illinois. "I created it by accident…and it got rave reviews. Now I whip up this quick-as-lightening dish when I’m pinched for time.”
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Ranch Bean Chili

Ranch Bean Chili

Ranch Bean Chili

Loaded with beans, peppers, tomatoes and corn, this hearty, colorful chili is sure to be a family hit. “I often take it to potlucks and always come home with an empty pot!” Nancy Foreman - East Wenatchee, Washington

Rocky Ford Chili

Rocky Ford Chili

Rocky Ford Chili

When my brother and sister were in grade school in little Rocky Ford, Colorado, this comforting chili dish was served in the school cafeteria. My siblings described it to my mother so she could duplicate it at home. We all enjoy preparing it for our own families now.—Karen Golden, Phoenix, Arizona

Zippy Steak Chili

Zippy Steak Chili

Zippy Steak Chili

Looking for a thick, chunky chili with a little extra-special kick for Super Bowl Sunday? Try this recipe from Denise Habib in Poolesville, Maryland. “It was given to me by a co-worker originally from Texas,” she recalls. “I've made it on numerous occasions and always get rave reviews.”

Cheesy Mexican Chili

Cheesy Mexican Chili

Cheesy Mexican Chili

"My husband, Ron, and I farm," relates Chris Severson of Emerson, Nebraska. "I prepare this chili and take it out to the field during harvest. It's filling, warm and satisfies the hungry field hands' appetites."

Quick White Turkey Chili

Quick White Turkey Chili

Quick White Turkey Chili

Lauri Pobanz combines white corn, great northern beans and leftover turkey to prepare this steaming chili. "I appreciate how fast it is to make- and that my husband and our four children like it," notes the Lincoln, Nebraska cook. "I often bake a pan of corn bread to go with it."

Italian Chicken Chili

Italian Chicken Chili

Italian Chicken Chili

Though the list of ingredients may seem long, this recipe from Genise Krause of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin takes just 20 minutes of prep before it simmers into a heartwarming main course. Each bite brings variety in taste and texture, not to mention loads of Italian flavor.

Italian Chili

Italian Chili

Italian Chili

By adding Italian seasoning and fresh veggies, our Test Kitchen put an Italian spin on traditional Southwestern-style chili and created this slow-simmered hearty dish.

Shrimp 'n' Black Bean Chili

Shrimp 'n' Black Bean Chili

Shrimp 'n' Black Bean Chili

It’s not spicy, but this chili is sure to warm you up during those cold winter evenings. “Since this recipe calls for precooked shrimp and canned goods, it is very quick to prepare,“ explains Elizabeth Hunt of Kirbyville, Texas.
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