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Pumpkin Chili

49 reviews

This unique chili freezes well…but it still doesn't last around our farmhouse very long, especially when my five children and 13 grandchildren are around! —Betty Butler, Greencastle, Indiana

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...


Beef ‘n’ Chili Beans

6 reviews

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


Wild West Chili

5 reviews

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


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...

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...


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...


Terrific Taco Salad

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


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...


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...


Ranch Bean Chili

6 reviews

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


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


Southwestern Vegetable Soup

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


Chili For Two

17 reviews

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


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...


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...


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


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...