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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.

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Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this spicy chili easy, but you could also cook your own. We like it with sour cream, green onions, cheese or salsa on top. —Emmajean Anderson, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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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

Four Bean Turkey Chili

Four Bean Turkey Chili

Four Bean Turkey Chili

Four kinds of beans and plenty of seasonings make this chunky chili a crowd-pleaser, particularly on autumn days. "Serve bowls sprinkled with your favorite shredded cheese," suggests Judith Whitford of East Aurora, New York.

Chili-Filled Coffin

Chili-Filled Coffin

Chili-Filled Coffin

Here's an easy main dish that's cute enough to double as a Halloween table centerpiece! The hearty meatless chili is spiced up with onion and colorful Serrano and red peppers. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
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Four-Bean Taco Chili

Four-Bean Taco Chili

Four-Bean Taco Chili

Amy Martell of Canton, Pennsylvania knows how to heat up the dinner table on a cold night. Her zesty chili is chockfull of ground beef, beans and south-of-the-border flair. Whip up the stovetop sensation when you're feeding a crowd, or make sure to save leftovers for the following two recipes.

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.

Chipotle-Black Bean Chili

Chipotle-Black Bean Chili

Chipotle-Black Bean Chili

This thick slow-cooked chili is special to me because it cooks itself while I’m at work. My family and friends love it. It’s really nice served with corn bread. —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California

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.

Spicy Fajita Chili

Spicy Fajita Chili

Spicy Fajita Chili

You’ll want to serve this with rolls or corn bread to soak up every delicious drop. Like more heat? Just use spicier versions of V8 juice and chili beans.—Cathy Bell, Joplin, Missouri

Zesty Steak Chili

Zesty Steak Chili

Zesty Steak Chili

This full-flavored, medium-hot, Texas-style chili tastes even better the second day. —Michelle Smith, Running Springs, California

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."

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
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