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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.

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.

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."
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Contest-Winning Chicken Chili

Contest-Winning Chicken Chili

Contest-Winning Chicken Chili

My aunt gave me the recipe for this this, practically instant chili. It's a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey. Try sprinkling some crunchy corn chips on top for fun!

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

Thick Turkey Bean Chili

Thick Turkey Bean Chili

Thick Turkey Bean Chili

"When our daughters wouldn't eat the spicy chili beans I prepared, I came up with this milder, slightly sweet version," notes Keri Scofield Lawson of Fullerton, California. "They love eating the hearty chili as a dip with tortilla chips. I never have leftovers."

Slow-Cooked White Chili

Slow-Cooked White Chili

Slow-Cooked White Chili

This satisfying slow-simmered chili features chicken, two kinds of beans and crunchy corn. "It's quick, easy and tastes great," says Lori Weber of Wentzville, Missouri. "It's a family favorite that we enjoy with corn bread," she adds.

Taco Bean Soup

Taco Bean Soup

Taco Bean Soup

"This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix," remarks Sharon Thompson of Hunter, Kansas. "You can add a can of green chilies if you like it hotter. I increase the amount of tomatoes and beans for large church get-togethers."

Mushroom Salsa Chili

Mushroom Salsa Chili

Mushroom Salsa Chili

Green, sweet red and yellow peppers give this hearty chili a splash of color. I often fix it for my grandsons. Because they don't like spicy chili, I use mild salsa, but try it with a hotter variety if you prefer. —Richard Rundels, Waverly, Ohio

Hominy Taco Chili

Hominy Taco Chili

Hominy Taco Chili

"This robust chili is easy to prepare with canned items and receives rave reviews," says Barbara Wheless, Sheldon, South Carolina. "The recipe makes enough for dinner with leftovers to freeze."

Barbecued Turkey Chili

Barbecued Turkey Chili

Barbecued Turkey Chili

The first time I made this, it won first prize at a chili cook-off. It takes just minutes to mix together, and the slow cooker does the rest. It's often requested by friends and family when we all get together. -Melissa Webb Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota
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