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Simple Chili Recipes

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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.
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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."

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

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.

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."

Homemade Cincinnati Chili

Homemade Cincinnati Chili

Homemade Cincinnati Chili

The chocolate in this recipe threw me off at first, but now it's the only way I make chili. You'll find layers of delicious flavor in this heartwarming dish. It's well-worth the time it takes! —Joyce Alm, Thorp, Washington

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 - Yakima, WA

Speedy Weeknight Chili

Speedy Weeknight Chili

Speedy Weeknight Chili

"Super-easy and great-tasting, this chili makes a big batch of great party fare. I use my food processor to chop up the veggies and cut down on prep time. It’s also very tasty and lower in fat when made with ground turkey breast," says Cynthia Hudson of Greenville, South Carolina.
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