Chili Recipes

The variations for this yummy stew are many: make it with beef, chicken, turkey, or even vegetarian; you can also choose to add tomatoes or make a white version, with white beans, or even replace the beans altogether. Find all these delicious chili recipes here!

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Our Best Chili Recipes for Cold-Weather Days

From beef to turkey, vegetarian to vegan, there are chili recipes here for everyone.
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Vegetarian Chili

Rating: 3.42 stars
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A variety of vegetables, a rich tomato base, and just the right amount of spice make this vegetarian chili a satisfying option in only 35 minutes. Vegetarians will ask for this chili again and again. You may even convert meat lovers to vegetarian chili!

Easy Beef Chili

No beans in this hearty ground beef-based chili! The meat is cooked with aromatics, then amped up with fire-roasted tomatoes, chili powder, and cocoa.
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Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili

Rating: 3.39 stars
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This easy Crock-Pot chili recipe is courtesy of comedian Jimmy Fallon.

30-Minute Chili

Rating: 3.42 stars
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This easy chili recipe makes eight one-cup servings; if you reserve half, you'll also have enough for four servings of our Cheesy Hash-Brown Bake, a stick-to-your-ribs meal for later in the week.

Easy Chile Verde

If you order a bowl of authentic Mexican chile verde in the Southwest, you'll find hunks of juicy, tender pork shoulder that have been braised for hours in a tart tomatillo-chile sauce. While the original is worthy of a special weekend project, we wanted a recipe that we could make on any lazy Sunday and still be delicious. By using storebought ingredients that bring maximum flavor with the minimal amount of fuss, we created a hearty and warming chile verde that is practically hands-off. In a rush? Try the pressure-cooker version of this recipe, instead.

Vegetarian Black-Bean Chili

Rating: 3.76 stars
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Talk about quick comfort—this half-hour chili satisfies like the best of them, especially when topped with your favorite fixings.

White Bean Chicken Chili

Make this family-friendly chili for dinner and pack up leftovers for lunch the next day. The flavors only get better overnight.

Vegetarian White Chili

A Parmesan rind is the secret ingredient in this hearty white-bean chili—it adds tremendous richness and depth of flavor. If you don't have one, substitute the water in the recipe for homemade or store-bought low-sodium vegetable broth.

Vegan Sweet Potato Chili

Toasted ancho chiles add smoky, earthy flavor to this meatless chili that teams vitamin-rich sweet potatoes with protein-packed black beans.
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Weeknight Vegetarian Chili

Weeknight comfort foods like this one-pan quick chili are a great entryway into eating a more plant-based diet. Switching from a pot to a skillet slashed the cooking time in half for this recipe, and the wider pan surface lets spices and aromatics meld quickly for deep complexity.
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Spicy Turkey Chili

Rating: 3.72 stars
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Lots of spice adds a layer of warmth to this turkey chili that you can make in a slow-cooker. This recipe calls for boneless, skinless turkey thighs, serrano chiles, chipotle chile in adobo, whole peeled tomatoes, and chili powder.
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Hearty and Healthy Vegetarian Chilis, Soups, and Stews
For a filling, satisfying plant-based meal, try making one of these comforting vegetarian chili, soup, or stew recipes. All you'll need to add is a warm baguette, a batch of your favorite biscuits, or a skillet of cornbread and dinner is served.

Chili with Chicken and Beans

Rating: 3.66 stars
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If you like, spice up this robust chili by adding chopped fresh hot chile peppers. You can also replace the canned beans with cooked dried beans; if you do so, use the bean cooking liquid to replace half the chicken stock.