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Quick Chili Recipes

For a busy weeknight, these quick chili recipes are the perfect meal fix. Recipes include meatless chili, bean chili, salsa chili, Southwestern chili, kielbasa chili and more.

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Spice Mix for Chili

Spice Mix for Chili

Spice Mix for Chili

This spice mix comes from my mother's chili recipe, which is fantastic. It'll make a great gift for the hearty eaters you know, especially if you pair it with a loaf of bread. —Vivian Huizinga, Shallow Lake, Ontario

White Chili for 2

White Chili for 2

White Chili for 2

This chili for two goes over especially well on a cool night. We're racing fans, and I'm frequently asked to bring this dish to the races. I'm happy to do so, because I enjoy it, too. I just double or triple the recipe. —Carol Swainston, Sheridan, Michigan

Cheesy Taco Chili

Cheesy Taco Chili

Cheesy Taco Chili

This recipe was created out of desperation when everyone was hungry and I only had a few items on hand. Now it's a standby in my kitchen. - Janet Lammers, St. Marys, Ohio
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Speedy Hamburger Soup

Speedy Hamburger Soup

Speedy Hamburger Soup

We work up big appetites on our farm, where we raise beef cattle, so I depend on recipes like this that are flavorful and fast. This soup is great served with corn bread.

Zippy Vegetable Chili

Zippy Vegetable Chili

Zippy Vegetable Chili

Pinto beans lend protein while vegetables provide homegrown goodness and pretty color to this chunky chili recipe from Patricia Gibson of Ferguson, North Carolina. Green chilies and salsa add a spicy kick to the broth.

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky chili is good for you. "It's loaded with taste—you'll never miss the meat!" assures Gail Rector-Evans of Hastings, Oklahoma.

Chili Cheese Soup

Chili Cheese Soup

Chili Cheese Soup

To cut down on last minute preparation, Kyle Gray chops the vegetables from this rich soup the night before and stores them in the fridge. "It has become one of our favorite comfort foods," notes the Glendale, Arizona cook.

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.

Easy Chicken Chili

Easy Chicken Chili

Easy Chicken Chili

We have lots of visitors on our 10-acre farm, so I like to make down-home dishes. Whenever I serve this chili, I'm asked for the recipe, which I'm happy to share.

Tasty Taco Soup

Tasty Taco Soup

Tasty Taco Soup

When I serve this soup at parties, everyone asks for the recipe. It makes a lot, so if I'm not feeding a crowd, I freeze the leftovers. —Jennifer Villarreal, Texas City, Texas

Kielbasa Chili

Kielbasa Chili

Kielbasa Chili

This combines the flavors of a chili dog in one bowl! I make it when I need a hot, hearty meal in a hurry. It's also great for football games. —Audra L. Duvall, Canoga Park, California
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