Let’s face it. Chili is pretty dang good any time. But it’s exceptional in the winter months when you live in layers and need to get good and toasty from the inside out. Here are 25 Chili Recipes To Keep You Warm!
Oh yeah. Let’s make chili. Because it’s cold. Because it’s rainy or snowy or icy or whatever. Because there is a game on! Because I said so.
Last week I participated in a chili cook off; it was a fundraiser for the rescue group I volunteer with. We had professional chef judges and awesome prizes and everything! I was pretty determined to win because Le Creuset donated a 4.5 quart Cherry Red Dutch Oven and I need it in my life. BUT. I did not win. So I’m just gonna have to add it to my wedding registry.
Anyway. I decided I should collect all the chili recipes for …market research… so I can win next time. And then I decided I should share said chili recipes with you. A good bowl of chili can go all kinds of ways. We’re talking beef,or chicken, or veggie chili, or chili with starch like potatoes or barley. There’s sweet, spicy, smoky, and everything in between. I tapped some of the best recipe developers in the business for their all-time-favorites, and here they are – in no particular order, but grouped so you can find just exactly what you are looking for.
Let’s Talk Chili with Ground Beef
‘Cause it’s classic.
Favorite Homemade Chili via Sprinkle Some Sugar
Copycat Cincinnati Chili via Frugal Foodie Mama
Best Damn Chili Ever via Noshing with the Nolands
Signature Spicy Smoky Sweet Chili via Iowa Girl Eats
Best Ever Chili Recipe via The Cookie Rookie
Stuffed Baked Potato Chili via Melanie Makes
Easy Ground Beef Chili via Tea and Biscuits
Slow Cooked Hatch Pepper Chili via The View from Great Island
Crock Pot Cheater Chili via Dizzy Busy & Hungry
And Then There’s Chili with Chicken & Turkey
Which is actually what I make most often.
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili via Sugar Dish Me
Slow Cooker Black Bean Taco Chili via baked by Rachel
Slow Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili via Life is But a Dish
5 Bean Turkey Chili via Lemon Tree Dwelling
Cream Cheese Chicken Chili via The Food Charlatan
Heart Healthy Turkey Chili via The Chunky Chef
Veggie Chili Can Be Awesome
It really can be.
Smoky White Chili with Avocado Cream via Spabettie
Healthy Vegetarian Quinoa Chili via Peas and Crayons
Vegetarian Chipotle Chili with Sweet Potatoes via Sugar Dish Me
Don’t be boring.
Carolina Style Burgers (covered in southern style chili and slaw) via Sugar Dish Me
P.S. I made Carolina Style Hot Dogs, too
Wacky Vegan Cincinnati Chili via Vegan Slow Cooking for Two
Mom’s Green Bean Chili via Neighborfood
Buffalo Chicken Chili via Chocolate Moosey
Mole Chili Con Carne via Sugar Dish Me (There’s chocolate! And… Kahlua)
Short Rib Black Bean Beer Chili via The Beeroness
Sweet and Spicy Dr. Pepper Chili via Inside BruCrew Life
So. Tell me about your favorite chili recipe. I need your help winning next time! And thanks again to Le Creuset for loving dogs and donating this awesome chili making machine.
For more info on the rescue group I work with you can read about What it Means to Foster, and you can follow Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks on Facebook! To donate or see all our awesome adoptable dogs, you can visit the rescue website.