25 Amazing Chili Recipes {Roundup}

25 Amazing Chili Recipes {Roundup} 7 Rating(s)


25 amazing chili recipes

There are so many ways to make and enjoy chili, and we are excited to share these 25 amazing chili recipes with you!

People can be quite opinionated about chili, really. It has to have beans. It can NOT have beans. It requires cubed meat. It requires ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken, sausage), or NO meat at all. It must have diced tomatoes. It can NOT have chopped tomatoes. It must be vegetarian. It should be thick and chunky. It should have the consistency of soup. LOTS of spice and heat, or VERY mild.  So, how do you like your chili?

We have rounded up 25 amazing chili recipes (featuring some terrific foodie bloggers), and at least one of them is sure to fit the bill — whatever your exacting chili taste buds may require.

1. The Best Healthy Turkey Chili – This gluten-free chili is made with ground turkey, kidney beans and corn, taking less than an hour to make from start to finish!


2. Chipotle Beef Chili — If you like your chili spicy, then this one is for you!  Seasoned with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and cooked in the crock pot for hours until the beef is super tender.

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3. Healthy Chicken Chili – A hearty healthy chili recipe made with ground chicken, pinto beans, diced tomatoes, traditional chili seasonings along with a little cocoa powder for a unique twist; serve over brown rice.

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4. Weeknight Black Bean Chili — For those nights when you haven’t thought about what to make for dinner and don’t have any spare time, this simple chili recipe with ground beef, black beans, and crushed tomatoes with loads of flavor is ready in about 30 minutes.  Perfect!



5. Turkey Sausage Chili — A spicy chili recipe with sliced Italian sausage, pinto and black beans, along with spicy poblano peppers.  Ready in a little over an hour.

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6. Bean-Free Chili — Simple chili made with only 6 ingredients (plus seasoning), and no beans (in case you prefer that)!



7. Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili — Here’s a chili recipe for the crock pot with a creamy white base, made with chicken, ranch dressing mix, RoTel, black beans, corn and cream cheese.  Throw the frozen chicken and other ingredients in the crockpot in the morning before heading to work and have a warm delicious meal when you return.

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8. Magnesium Rich 3-Bean Chili — Made with 3 types of beans, ground chicken (or turkey), and chipotle chili powder for real heat!

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9. Slow Cooker Black Bean and Mushroom Chili — perfect hearty vegetarian chili recipe, healthy and robust with flavor.

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10. Five Ingredient Easy Chili — Top this easy chili that’s ready in 30 minutes with a little sour cream, green onions, cheese or cilantro for added color and flavor.


11. Colorful Chili — A plethora of different beans, including green beans, add a rainbow of color to this chili recipe, which can be made in a stock pot on the stove or in the crock pot.  Very hearty, so feel free to leave out the meat for a completely vegetarian dish, if desired.

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12. Buffalo Chicken Chili — Yes, indeed, if you love buffalo chicken, this is the chili for you!  Throw in some chicken, celery, black beans, and red pepper sauce and top it off with some blue cheese crumbles.

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13. Bacon Bison Chili — This chili recipe has a mountain of flavor, made with bacon, bison and ground beef; seasoned with green chilies, cocoa powder, fire roasted tomatoes, and salsa; includes carrots, celery and onion, too!

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14. Vegetarian Chili — Quinoa “beefs” up this chili recipe along with corn, peppers, 3 kinds of beans, and tomatoes with lots of seasoning; throw it all in the crockpot for an easy dinner.

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15. Game Day Chili — Here’s another basic chili recipe, but with green and red bell peppers along with the tomatoes, onions, beans and ground chuck; a dash of cayenne pepper kicks up the heat.


16. Italian Chili — This chili recipe presents an Italian twist on a southwestern favorite dish, cooked with a mix of Italian sausage and ground beef, and includes zucchini, fresh mushrooms and sweet red pepper.  Yum!

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17. White Bean and Chicken Chili — A subdued chicken chili dish made with green chilies,white and cannellini beans, chicken breast, poblano peppers, Monterey Jack cheese and white wine; add a pinch of cayenne pepper if you like a little more kick to your chili.

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18. Slow Cooker Brisket BBQ Chili  — Brisket pieces cooked in the crockpot with onion, tomatoes and seasonings, with beans added at the end; served over rice for a filling and delicious meal.

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19. Turkey Chili made with leftover turkey — instead of ground turkey, make this chili recipe with the leftover cooked turkey you have on hand.



20. Southwestern Chicken and Black Bean Chili — Southwestern chili recipe filled with chopped chicken, black beans, corn, olives, along with red, green and yellow bell peppers.

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21. Ladle in Red Chili — Filled with red beans, ground beef, peppers, onion, and tomatoes; seasoned with bbq sauce, honey, cilantro, and lime juice.

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22. Chili Redux — An interesting chili recipe seasoned with bacon, poblano and chipotle chiles, brown sugar and a little brewed coffee or beer for a unique twist.


23. Spicy Tempeh Chili — Use turkey or tempeh for the protein in this lean chili made with peppers, beans and tomatoes.

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24. Venison Chili — The perfect chili recipe for any hunter, a venison chili seasoned with dried chiles, chorizo or bacon, molasses, and a little black coffee.


25. Quinoa Turkey Chili — Ground turkey and quinoa provide the protein in this hearty chili dish with tomatoes, zucchini, black beans and corn.

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So, how do you like your chili?  Leave us a comment below with your preferred characteristics – beans, no beans, meat, no meat, spicy, mild, preferred vegetables, etc.  Do you have another chili recipe that’s a favorite?  Please share.

And remember to add all your favorite recipes to your online cookbook here at Dish Dish, so you can easily scale and edit recipes, add ingredients to your shopping list and share with friends.  What are you Dishin’ up this week?


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March 3rd, 2016

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