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Pressure-Cooker Spanish Chili

3 reviews

I like to prepare this Spanish chili on the weekend so I have an instant weeknight dinner on hand. I've come to love my pressure cooker because it makes mealtime a breeze. —Lynn Faria, Meriden, Connecticut

Spicy Chuck Wagon Beans

Baked beans don't get any easier! All you have to do is open some cans, chop an onion, and add...


Chili Dog Pizza

6 reviews

My girls love it when I make this mash-up pizza with hot dogs and chili. It’s a marvelous way to...


Quick Pork Chili

8 reviews

A dear neighbor gave me a pot of this delicious chili, and I asked for the recipe. The pork sausage...


Saucy Ranch Beans

With two men in the house, I need to put together stick-to-your ribs meals. My husband and son are never...

Hearty Bean Side Dish

2 reviews

"In a small, simple ceremony on the farm, my mother, Betty, married Ron Kreiling. I prepared this hearty down-home dish...


Three-Bean Taco Chili

26 reviews

This hearty chili is filling, nourishing and tastes like it simmered all day long. Leftover chili freezes well for a...

30-Minute Chili

8 reviews

On a brisk day, I don't think anything is more appealing than a steaming bowl of this zesty chili. I...


Chicken Chili Nachos

6 reviews

This is a “dash in the pan” dish that’s always a hit. The spicy nachos have plenty of chicken and...


30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky no-meat chili is good for you. It's loaded...


Bewitched Chili

One pot and thirty minutes—yes, please. Kids and grown-ups love this warm-you-up chili for Halloween. —Janice Westmoreland, Brooksville, Florida

Terrific Taco Salad

I invented this recipe several years ago. It's quick to make, and uses ingredients I usually have on hand in...


Southwestern Vegetable Soup

In addition to being a teacher, I'm a graduate student and mother of three. So this quick and easy soup...


Quick Chili

2 reviews

Canned soup and beans are the secrets to the recipe's rapid preparation. For even faster meal making brown, drain and...


Chili For Two

15 reviews

"This flavorful chili is still thick and hearty even though it makes a small batch," confirms Norma Grogg of St....


Beefy Beans ‘N’ Rice

2 reviews

This easy skillet dish has a nice barbecue flavor that goes over well in winter.—Rebecca Roberts, Odessa, Texas

Spicy Beans and Rice

2 reviews

"I make this for a quick meal when we are in a hurry, but I still want to feed my...


Hearty Vegetarian Chili

6 reviews

Rich and flavorful, this chili is absolutely packed with fun veggies like mushrooms, beans and sun-dried tomatoes. It's so filling,...