50 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.

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."


Ground Turkey Chili

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


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.

Easy-to-Make Homemade Chili

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


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."


Venison Chili

"Absolutely AMAZING! I can't wait for leftovers. Will definitely make this again."

-Nancy C.

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

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!"


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."


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

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Now here's a spin on your traditional chili recipe! Buffalo sauce is key for this dish, which also features chicken, beans and a bit of beer.

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!"


Red Hot Chili

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


Low Carb Chili

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

-Mr. Sandman

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."


Healthy Turkey Chili

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

-Delicious as it Looks

Spicy Turkey Chili

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


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!"


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

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."


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

Vegetarian Chili

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

-Sharon 123

Real Texas Chili

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


Vegan Chili

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


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)

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

The Best Bowl of Chili I've Ever Had...

"WOW this is absolutely delicious! Great flavor and just the right amount of heat."

-Papa D 1946-2012

The Best White Chicken Chili

"I love this! Had it at a friend's house and had to make it at home. Such a good, healthy recipe!"


Firehouse Chili

"This is a great recipe. It was extremely easy to make. Both of my picky eaters ate it. My husband liked it so much he told me that I need to use this recipe from now on when making chili."

-S. McCormick

2-Alarm Chili

"Simple, straight-forward Texas chili. Perfect seasoning combination."


Chili with Mushrooms

"By far the best chili recipe on the internet, and the internet is vast. I've won the Super Bowl chili contest two years in a row with this."


Tim Hortons Chili

"I made a batch of this chili to freeze dinners for my father-in-law. It's delicious! It turned out great! Tim's would be proud! :)"


Black Bean and Chocolate Chili

"Best. Chili. Ever. My S.O. and I simply adore this recipe, it has definitely become a staple in our house!"


Crock Pot Chili Chili and Beans

"The chili was very tasty but extremely spicy. I just added half the amount of chipoltle peppers and that was plenty hot for me."


Chili Colorado

"This recipe for Chili Colorado, is right on the nose. Just like you might find in Mexico, in a restruant that doesn't serve some kinda "mystery meat"."


No Bean Chili

"Love this recipe! My husband and I swear by it."


Grand Prize Chili

"This is the best chili! I made it twice, the second time I substituted beer for the water and added some pureed chipotle peppers - it was even more awesome! "


Weight Watchers Crock Pot Chicken Chili

"Absolutely delicious and so easy! I use a 28 oz can tomatoes plus 1 can of Rotel tomatoes (10 oz). I also used frozen corn and added some chili powder (about 1 T) because I didn't think it would be hot enough. Wonderful!"


Spicy Sweet Honey Chili

"This is a great recipe - I tweaked it a bit adding about 6 beef bouillon cubes , and fresh cropped tomatoes . Also for great color - and flavor I added about a cup of corn , more or less to your taste . When I tell people there is cinnamon and honey in this chili they are intrigued."


Sweet Italian Chili

"I'm making this for the fourth time in two months. I tripled the recipe for a small party and there were no leftovers - everyone loves it. This is now a staple in our house. It's hearty and robust for Dad, and not spicy and sweet for Mom."


Chili Blanco

"This tasted so good to me. I served this hot over tortilla chips. I only used 1 finely chopped jalapeno and it was spicy but did not hurt us. I used about 1 1/2 cups of cheese because we like it so much. A great hearty recipe. "


Spicy Pork and Black Bean Chili

"Best chili I've made. I had a little trouble cooking the black beans the first time (didn't seem to soften no matter how much I cooked them), so I substituted 2 cans of precooked beans per pound. This will become a regular."

-Aaron Bauer

Nice, Simple Chili

"I really enjoyed this nice chili. It was simple to make and had a lot of flavor."


Crock Pot Chili Con Carne With Beans

"Almost as hot as the title claims, but with a rich flavor. Made a big hit at a recent picnic. This is a keeper."

-James Taylor

Chili Con Carne With Beans

"Good, but fairly spicy for me!!! Has lots of good chili flavor though! "

-Indiana Nurse

Hawaiian Chicken Chili

"This was a nice change from the usual beef chili that we make. I loved the idea of the pineapple, chicken, and chili combined. I topped it with tortilla chips, shredded cheddar, sour cream, and green onions."

-Lucky Clover

Lentil Chili

"This was a great lentil chili! I added in carrots and a little green onion. I also used cayenne pepper instead of the chili powder. Loved the recipe and will make this again!"


Chasen's Chili

"Chili is fantastic! Texture is perfect and the flavor has wonderful depth."


White Bean Chicken Chili

"Excellent! It was good."


Hearty Vegetarian Tofu Chili

"I made this exactly as stated except I used a red bell pepper (more antioxidents). The flavor & texture was perfect!! Be sure and lightly brown the tofu as directed."

-Carol G.

Green Tortilla Chili

"It is delish. It is so tasty due to the cilantro, salsa and garlic. Yummo!!!"