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.
By Frances Kim

Vegetarian Chili

Rating: 3.42 stars
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!

30-Minute Chili

Rating: 3.42 stars
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.

Black-Bean and Sweet-Potato Stew

This satisfying vegetarian stew is ready in about an hour—and more than half that time is hands-off. Opting for canned beans instead of dried put this recipe on the fast-track, and velvety, earthy sweet potatoes, nutty quinoa, and smoky chipotle peppers provided complexity and depth without the need for an all-day simmer. 

Jimmy Fallon's Crock-Pot Chili

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

Vegetarian Black-Bean Chili

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pressure-Cooker Chile Verde

As the days and nights turn cooler, dial up the heat with our easy pressure-cooker chile verde. Simply sauté an onion and brown a pork shoulder, then stoke the stew with green chiles and store-bought salsa. Invite some friends over, and you're ready to party. No pressure cooker? No problem—we made a one-pot version for the stovetop, too.

Cincinnati Chili Dogs

Native Buckeyes pledge allegiance to this dog. Pile on the all-beef chili, heady with chocolate, cinnamon, and other spices, with abandon. The finishing touches are fundamental: yellow mustard, diced sweet onion, and lots of shredded cheddar cheese. Unless you're a pro at eating one, you may want to grab a knife and fork -- or a bib.

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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.

Turkey and White-Bean Chili

Rating: 3.56 stars

Get all the flavor of a slow-simmered chili in less than half the time with this speedy, family-friendly recipe. It's packed with ground turkey, jalapeño peppers, ground cumin, and tomato paste.