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25 Chili Recipes to Keep You Warm

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!

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

Favorite Homemade Chili via Sprinkle Some Sugar

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Copycat Cincinnati Chili via Frugal Foodie Mama

Copycat Cincinnati Chili via Frugal Foodie Mama

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Best Damn Chili Ever via Noshing with the Nolands

Best Damn Chili Ever via Noshing with the Nolands

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Signature Spicy Smoky Chili via Iowa Girl Eats

Signature Spicy Smoky Sweet Chili via Iowa Girl Eats

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Best Ever Chili Recipe via The cookie Rookie

Best Ever Chili Recipe via The Cookie Rookie

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Stuffed Baked Potato Chili via Melanie Makes

Stuffed Baked Potato Chili via Melanie Makes

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Easy Ground Beef Chili via Tea and Biscuits

Easy Ground Beef Chili via Tea and Biscuits

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Slow Cooked Hatch Pepper Chili via The View From Great Island

Slow Cooked Hatch Pepper Chili via The View from Great Island

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Crock Pot Cheater Chili via Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Crock Pot Cheater Chili via Dizzy Busy & Hungry

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And Then There’s Chili with Chicken & Turkey

Which is actually what I make most often.

Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili via Sugar Dish Me

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Taco Chili via Baked by Rachel

Slow Cooker Black Bean Taco Chili via baked by Rachel

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Chicken Chili via Life is But a Dish

Slow Cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Chili via Life is But a Dish

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5 Bean Turkey Chili via Lemon Tree Dwelling

5 Bean Turkey Chili via Lemon Tree Dwelling

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Cream Cheese Chicken Chili via The Food Charlatan

Cream Cheese Chicken Chili via The Food Charlatan

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Heart Healthy Turkey Chili via The Chunky Chef

Heart Healthy Turkey Chili via The Chunky Chef

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Veggie Chili Can Be Awesome

It really can be.

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Smoky White Chili with Avocado Cream via Spabettie

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Healthy Vegetarian Chili via Peas and Crayons

Healthy Vegetarian Quinoa Chili via Peas and Crayons

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Vegetarian Chipotle Chili

Vegetarian Chipotle Chili with Sweet Potatoes via Sugar Dish Me

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Creative Chili

Don’t be boring.

Carolina Style Burgers recipe

Carolina Style Burgers (covered in southern style chili and slaw) via Sugar Dish Me

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P.S. I made Carolina Style Hot Dogs, too

Wacky Vegan Cincinnati Chili via Vegan Slow Cooking for Two

Wacky Vegan Cincinnati Chili via Vegan Slow Cooking for Two

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Mom's Green Bean Chili via Neighborfood

Mom’s Green Bean Chili via Neighborfood

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Buffalo Chicken Chili via Chocolate Moosey

Buffalo Chicken Chili via Chocolate Moosey

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Chili Con Carne Recipe with Mole

Mole Chili Con Carne via Sugar Dish Me (There’s chocolate! And… Kahlua)

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Short Rib Black Bean Beer Chili via The Beeroness

Short Rib Black Bean Beer Chili via The Beeroness

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Sweet and spicy Dr. Pepper Chili via Inside BruCrew Life

Sweet and Spicy Dr. Pepper Chili via Inside BruCrew Life

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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.

4.5 Qt. Cherry Dutch Oven from Le Creuset

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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.

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Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

Wednesday 20th of January 2016

Swooning! Thanks for including my chili Heather! such a gorgeous round-up!

Heather Tullos

Wednesday 20th of January 2016

Hey Jenn! Thanks for contributing! Your chili is on my to-do list!

Michele @ Alwayzbakin

Sunday 17th of January 2016

What an awesome collection! They all look delicious. I don't even know which one to try first. :-o

Heather Tullos

Sunday 17th of January 2016

So many good ones!! Thanks Michele!

Tara

Sunday 17th of January 2016

Thank you for a great chili round up and for including ours!!

Heather Tullos

Sunday 17th of January 2016

Thank YOU!!! It looks AMAZINGGGGG

Liz

Sunday 17th of January 2016

All nice recipes. My favorite is chili con carne and it's an old recipe from many years ago. It's not even a recipe. I made it up and it turns out different every time. Have a great Sunday!

Heather Tullos

Sunday 17th of January 2016

Sounds awesome -- I think con carne chilis are my favorite!!