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Super-Duper Chili

15 reviews

No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what makes the chili so thick and creamy. Take this spicy concoction to a fall potluck or church dinner, and watch folks warm up to it!
-Elizabeth Mays, Nunnelly, Tennessee

Zippy Pork Chili

4 reviews

In addition to eating this chili the traditional way (with a spoon!), my family likes to scoop bites onto tortilla...


Mexican Bean ‘n’ Barley Chili

1 review

Chili powder adds just the right amount of “heat” to this filling, fast and fabulous vegetarian meal idea from Lana...


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...


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 Chili

8 reviews

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


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...

Schoolhouse Chili

7 reviews

When I was a school cook, the students loved my chili because they thought it didn't have beans in it....


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,...


Vegetable Bean Chili

1 review

Meet the Cook: Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family - my...


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...

Zippy Sausage Chili

Our family loves Mexican food, but I wasn't happy with any chili recipes I came across. So I decided to...


Wild West Chili

4 reviews

My sister-in-law, who has cooked for many years at the family ranch, shared this hearty recipe with me. I make...


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...


Corn and Bean Chili

1 review

My family favors corn in a variety of dishes, including this one.—Mary Pitts, Powder Springs, Georgia


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...

Sweet Surprise Chili

5 reviews

I’ve won three chili cook-offs with this recipe. Everyone loves it, and they’re always amazed when I reveal the secret...


Steak And Bean Chili

My husband, Steve, actually created the recipe for this meaty chili when he was in high school...he entered a chili...


Bean Vegetable Chili

Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family and friends ask me to...


Quick and Easy Chili

5 reviews

This quick and easy chili recipe can be made in a flash and easily doubled or tripled to satisfy any...


Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

7 reviews

The slow cooker makes this chili ideal for entertaining. A few minutes of prep and then it cooks away while...


Campfire Beans

4 reviews

Served with cheese-topped corn bread, this is delicious!—Flo Rahn, Hillsboro, Kansas


Terrific Taco Salad

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


Sweet ‘n’ Snappy Chili

1 review

I created this dish by combining two different recipes plus some of my own ideas. Folks are pleasantly surprised to...

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Jalapeno Bean Dip

2 reviews

This is the snack my family usually requests. We especially like to make this zippy dip on camping trips. —Lorene...


Spice-Up-My-Life Chili

My big-batch chili will spice things up and keep you warm on a crisp winter day. Serve with a side...