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Winning Chili Recipes

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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

Chipotle Turkey Chili

Chipotle Turkey Chili

Chipotle Turkey Chili

I combined a few chili recipes for this spicy low-fat variety. It's great with crusty rolls or baked tortilla chips. -Christie Ladd of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Spicy Two-Bean Chili

Spicy Two-Bean Chili

Spicy Two-Bean Chili

Chili fans will get a kick out of this untraditional recipe. Tomatoes with green chilies, lime juice and kidney and black beans give it an original twist. It's wonderful ladled steaming over rice.
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Hearty Chili Mac

Hearty Chili Mac

Hearty Chili Mac

Luckily, this recipe makes a lot, since everyone is apt to want another bowl. It freezes well and makes excellent leftovers-if there is any left. Not that I'm a retired farm wife, I enjoy traveling and volunteering. —Fannie Wehmas, Saxon, Wisconsin

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

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

Colony Mountain Chili

Colony Mountain Chili

Colony Mountain Chili

My husband created this chili for a local cooking contest, and it won the People's Choice award. It's loaded with beef, Italian sausage, tomatoes and beans and seasoned with chili powder, cumin and red pepper flakes for zip. -Marjorie O'Dell Bow, Washington

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.

Bulgur Chili

Bulgur Chili

Bulgur Chili

This vegetarian chili is zesty, but it also offers a slight hint of sweetness. Because it doesn't have to simmer for hours like other chili recipes, it's ideal for serving to drop-in visitors. —Jeraldine Hall of Ravenden Springs, Arkansas

Barley Chicken Chili

Barley Chicken Chili

Barley Chicken Chili

I was looking for a new recipe for chicken when I discovered a dish I thought my husband might like. After making a few changes and additions to fit our preferences, I had this zesty chili simmering on the stovetop. It was great! Leftovers store well in the freezer.

Chicken Chili with Black Beans

Chicken Chili with Black Beans

Chicken Chili with Black Beans

Because it looks different than traditional chili, my family was a little hesitant to try this dish at first. But thanks to full, hearty flavor, it's become a real favorite around our house. I like to serve it with warm corn bread. —Jeanette Urbom, Louisburg, Kansas
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