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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

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...


Fry Bread Tacos

1 review

After enjoying "Navajo tacos" in a restaurant in Window Rock, Arizona, I went home and came up with this recipe....


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...

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...


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...

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...


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...


Taco Stovetop Supper

2 reviews

In Addy, Washington, Barbara Ingils serves a crowd with her quick-to-fix skillet supper that gets zip from taco seasoning mix....

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...


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...

Sausage Red Beans ‘n’ Rice

This easy-to-make recipe has been a staple in my recipe file for about 10 years. My husband and I both...


Beef ‘n’ Chili Beans

5 reviews

I took this dish to the last church meal we had, and it was a hit! Several of the ladies...


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...


Hearty Chicken and Beans

I had a can of chili beans in my pantry and decided to add it to one of my standby...


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....


South-of-the-Border Stew

A friend gave me this recipe many years ago and my family just loves it! Feel free to increase the...


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...

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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...


Campfire Beans

4 reviews

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


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...


Terrific Taco Salad

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