21 Winning Chili Recipes

Beef, turkey, veggie, beans or no beans - it's gonna be tough to decide which one of these champion chilis to try first.

Part of: Game Day: Party Food

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Ground Turkey Chili

"This was simple and delicious. I doubled the spices and beans."

-stacya100

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Tomatillo Chili Verde

Chile Verde - a favorite in Colorado - gains its rich green color from small, firm and tart tomatillos. Pork shoulder is slowly cooked until tender in the verdant broth - thinner than some bean-and-beef-based chilis - and has subtle heat thanks to milder Anaheim chiles.

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Easy-to-Make Homemade Chili

"This is the one of the best chilis I’ve made. The three-hour simmer is key."

-Coffy

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White Chicken Chili

"Ohhhhh did this ever hit the spot! We had a cold, rainy day and made it exactly as the recipe stated. It was tummy-patting good. I recommend this to everyone."

-Merlot

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Beef Chili With Bacon & Black Beans

"My dad said that this was to die for, my mom called it the best chili she's ever had and my husband had piping-hot bowls of it for dinner three nights in a row! This is SO going in my Recipe Hall of Fame stash!"

-Chef 608905

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Smoky Slow-Cooker Chili

"Delicious!! We really loved this spicy, flavorful chili. My family raved over this and gave it two thumbs up. It is definitely a keeper!"

-Bayhill

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15-Minute Chili

"This is so quick to make, yet healthy, tasty and filling! This is a great 'emergency meal' recipe when you need something quick."

-*Parsley*

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The Best Chili You Will Ever Taste

"My husband fixed this for us and it was the best chili I've ever had! The beer, coffee, and cocoa gave it a unique flavor. We loved the recipe and will definitely be making it again soon!"

-Lucky Clover

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White Chili

"This has been a regular in our dinner rotation since I first tried the recipe a couple of years ago. It is delicious, filling and very easy. It freezes nicely too, but there are rarely any leftovers!"

-CarlaP

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Red Hot Chili

"This is a really powerful chili, so tailor the spices to your liking."

-shannoncooks

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Low Carb Chili

"The spices in this are spot on. I simmered the chili for two hours and it turned out great."

-Mr. Sandman

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Chili Con Carne With Beans

"This recipe was great and so easy to make. We added some jalapenos to give it more of a bite."

-Geocasper

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Healthy Turkey Chili

"This is a great chili. We enjoyed it with shredded cheddar and sour cream."

-Delicious as it Looks

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Spicy Turkey Chili

"WOW was this spicy and I didn't even have any hot chili sauce. It was GREAT!"

-nemokitty

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My Favorite Chili

"Made this chili last night and OMG: This is so good! This was one of the best chili's I've had, and will be definitely be used from now on. My boyfriend had two huge helpings at dinner and had another helping in the middle of the night!"

-Debala

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Copycat Wendy's Chili

"'Perfect' is the word my husband used to describe this chili. We've been married for almost 17 years, and I don't recall him ever using that term for anything I've made ... and I am not a bad cook. He's just a very critical eater!"

-Joy in Iowa

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Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

"Besides being dead-easy to make because of the excellent instructions, I got to use my Crock-Pot to make a terrific-tasting, healthy meal for my family, that we all enjoyed."

-evelyn/athens

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Black & White Bean Chicken Chili

"The milk and the two types of beans gave it a nice creamy texture (like a chowder) and the avocado made a perfect topping. I will enjoy making this again!"

-Roxygirl in Colorado

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Vegetarian Chili

"This hit the spot for my craving for a good vegetarian chili. It was delicious."

-Sharon 123

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Real Texas Chili

"This chili is real authentic Texan chili. It’s extra hot with cayenne pepper."

-alli_cat62

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Vegan Chili

"This is an exceptional recipe. It’s so easy, flavorful and a real crowdpleaser."

-Ferrety

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Boston Black Bean Chili

"This was an excellent rich and flavorful chili for a dreary day. It’s almost like a black bean soup."

-Mama's Kitchen (Hope)

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Bonus: Homemade Bread Bowls

"It's harder than you'd think to find a bread bowl recipe that looks good and stands up to the soup inside while also tasting good. This is the perfect recipe!"

-Bonnie G #2

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