Whether you need an easy meal to prepare for dinner or you want something hearty or comforting in the fall or winter months, a delicious bowl of chili is sure to hit the spot. These recipes feature both traditional and creative ingredients that will make chili night one your family will look forward to.
Five-Star Beef Chili
This award-winning chili is full of flavor, takes less than an hour to prepare, and you’ll have leftover for days. You can adjust the spice level to your liking and top this chili with corn chips, shredded cheese, and fresh scallions for a tasty and filling meal.
Bean and Buckwheat Chili with Dark Chocolate
You can make this delicious chili without meat; you won’t miss the flavor of ground turkey, beef, or chicken due to the rich dark chocolate flavor. Buckwheat, which is a healthy fiber-rich grain, makes this meal especially filling as well.
Easy Black Lentil Chili
This hearty chili is just as beautiful as it is delicious. Lentils are a healthy source of iron, and you can make the meal even more nutritious by topping it with fresh avocado and cilantro. It freezes well, too, so you can enjoy the leftovers for up to a week.
Bacon Bison Beer Chili
This savory chili is made with bison for a stronger flavor, and the broth is made from beer to make this meal even heartier. The mature flavors are coupled with bacon, which adds a smoky flavor to this satisfying and easy meal.
Chorizo Sweet Potato Chili
If you want chili that is both savory and a little sweet, this delicious meal is for you. Chorizo also adds a little spice to the dish, which pairs nicely with the sweet potato. This chili, which is Whole 30 and paleo-friendly, is easy to make and you can customize it with your favorite chili toppings.
Black Bean, Butternut Squash, and Quinoa Chili
This tasty chili is prepared in the slow cooker, so all you have to do is put the ingredients in the pot and complete all the day’s necessary tasks while the meal is cooking. Quinoa makes the chili more satisfying, and the butternut squash adds a slight sweetness to this vegetarian entree.
Mole Chicken Chili
If you’re looking for a lighter alternative to beef chili, this chicken chili is a great idea for dinner. This chili is flavored with dark chocolate and almond butter, which pairs perfectly with the chicken for a satisfying meal.
Chili con Carne
This chili dish is super easy to make, and it’s flavored with beer to make it even more hearty. You can set up a toppings bar for your family so everyone can add their favorite toppings like shredded cheese, onions, or avocado for a customized bowl of hearty chili.
Cincinnati Turkey Chili Spaghetti Squash Bowls
If you’re from Ohio, you’ve likely had Cincinnati chili, which is used as a topping for spaghetti in the region. You can lower the carbs in this chili dinner by using spaghetti squash instead of pasta for a delicious, guilt-free meal.
Salsa Verde Chicken Chickpea Chili
This tasty green chili is a great source of fiber and is filled with savory, herbaceous flavor. If you have Mexican food often and want a tasty update on dinner, try this fiber and protein-filled meal.
Short Rib Black Bean Chili
Try this deliciously flavorful chili that is easy to make when you can’t decide between chili and short ribs for dinner. You can top this tasty chili with fresh cilantro and Cotija cheese for a meal you’ll want to make as often as possible.