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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

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...


Wintertime Meatball Soup

This recipe is versatile. If you like, you can vary the vegetables that are added to the soup. In my...


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...


Six-Bean Chili

When it's cold and frosty outside, this meatless chili is sure to warm you up. It's packed with fiber, protein...

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...


Hearty Beef & Bean Soup

2 reviews

I love cooking, and often share my soups with my co-workers—and they're happy I do. This one is perfect for...

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...


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...


Hearty Vegetable Bean Soup

1 review

Chock-full of vegetables and beans, this hearty soup is sure to satisfy your hungry bunch on a winter night. Writes...

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


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...

Ranch Bean Chili

5 reviews

Loaded with beans, peppers, tomatoes and corn, this hearty, colorful chili is sure to be a family hit. I often...


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...


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


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...

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Prairie Bean Soup

This soup started out as an "end-of-the-month" meal, a creative way to use up items that were on hand. We...


Soup in a Hurry

1 review

Serve up this soup with corn bread and fruit and you have a delicious and simple supper.—Eleanor Holmes, Fairview, Oklahoma


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...


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....


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...