20 Amazing Chili Recipes

Chili is a great meal for so many occasions. One of the best things about chili is that you can make it in advance as a handy meal prep option.

Interesting, chili always seems to taste even better the next day! Here, you’ll find 20 amazing chili recipes for family nights, game days, or comforting cold weather day meals.

You’ll find a variety of recipes for meats like beef, chicken, turkey sausage and more. Vegan options full of delicious lentils, beans and veggies are available, too. Hot or mild, spicy or sweet, you’ll find just the right recipe for all seasons in this collection of amazing chili recipes. These recipes also pair well with these tasty vegan cornbread muffins.

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Full of robust spicy flavor, this Mexican-inspired chili uses dried guajillo peppers for a smoky kick. Ground beef, black beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes make this a hearty chili that comes together quickly in your pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Mexican Chili With Black Beans by Little Spice Jar

Meat, beans, tomatoes, and spices are the hallmark of traditional chili recipes. Here, you’ll find an awesome recipe that combines several meats, a variety of beans and the perfect blend of spices to create a classic recipe that is always welcome and appreciated by friends and family.
Simple Classic Chili by Kitchen Confidante

Cook this chili all afternoon for a delicious pork meal that’s spicy and full of rich flavor. Warm spices along with tomatillos, onions and peppers permeate the meat and beans for an amazing chili that your family will love.
Pork And Green Chili by A Beautiful Plate

One of the defining ingredients of Cincinnati chili is that it’s served over spaghetti. The chili sauce and toppings, though, are where the magic happens. There’s a secret blend of spices that make this recipe unique and it’s totally worth it to give it a try!
Cincinnati Chili by Simply Recipes

Pinto beans and butternut squash join with quinoa in a base of vegetable broth for this vegan chili. Tomatoes and spices make it a tasty meal that’s hearty even without the meat.

Butternut Squash Quinoa Chili by Making Thyme For Health

Cornbread and chili are best friends and in this recipe, they get cooked together, right in the same skillet! Just top this turkey chili recipe with the cornbread batter recipe and bake it in a cast-iron skillet. What could be easier?
Cornbread Topped Skillet Chili by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Creamy coconut milk combines with tomato broth to create a rich base for this autumn-inspired chili. Butternut squash and lentils add heartiness while turkey provides protein. Perfect for those chilly days! Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili by Eating Bird Food

Imagine tender chunks of steak in every bite of this nourishing chili recipe. From the steak to the beans and veggies, you’ll love the intense flavor of this recipe that only gets better the next day – if you have any leftovers, that is! Steak Chili by Gonna Want Seconds

Red lentils cook quickly and perfectly in your Instant Pot, so try this vegan chili recipe when you need a comforting meal with lots of flavor. Chiles, such as ancho and chipotle give it a kick and keep you warm when the temperature dip. So good! Instant Pot Vegan Red Lentil Chili by Vegan Richa

If you prefer more meat than beans in your chili, then this is the recipe for you! Full of pork, sausage and beef, this appetizing chili hits all the right notes for a hearty meal at the end of the day. Put it on early and let it simmer for a few hours for the best flavor. Easy Meat Lovers Chili by The View From Great Island

Infuse the flavor of BBQ chicken right into this chili recipe. Using just a dash of liquid smoke help drive the taste of this delicious chili. Let your slow cooker work with all the spices like cumin, smoked paprika and more. A variety of 3 beans adds to the heartiness of this awesome recipe!

Smoky BBQ Chicken Chili Slow Cooker by Carlsbad Cravings

Use the abundance of summer produce you get at the farmer’s market to make this vegan chili recipe. Zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, beans, garlic and spices cook up quickly to make this the perfect chili for warmer months.
Summer Vegetable Chili by The Garden Grazer

Cold weather, tailgating and game day are great reasons to make this chili that gets its flavor punch from beer. Use beef or lamb with Italian sausage along with 3 types of beans and fire-roasted tomatoes. This combo plus the warming spices will surely be a winner! Game Day Beer Chili by How Sweet Eats

Sweet potatoes, corn, spinach, peppers and lentils make this vegan chili a hearty alternative to meat-based chili. It’s full of spicy flavor that develops all day as you slow cook it in your crock pot. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Lentil Chili by The Girl On Bloor

Forget the tomatoes in this rich and creamy chili. Full of chicken and white beans, it uses spicy green chilis for flavor and heat. Top with cheese and enjoy! Creamy White Chicken Chili by Salt And Lavender

If you love mac and cheese, take it a step further with this recipe that incorporates ground beef and tomatoes for a delicious chili. Kids love, adults love it and you can make it in one skillet and have it ready in under 30 minutes! Easy Cheesy Chili Mac by Maebells

Try this tomato-free chili that gets its kick from green chilies. Use turkey and cannellini beans along with chicken stock to make it a hearty meal. And best of all? It doesn’t take all day because you can make it in your Instant Pot! Instant Pot White Turkey Chili by Merry About Town

Beef chuck roast keeps this chili Keto-compliant. There are no beans or tomatoes in this recipe, but a hot pepper puree as a base makes it rich and creamy. Keto Chili by Homemade Interest

Change up your traditional chili recipe by using ground bison meat for a different flavor profile. Use kidney beans, black beans and chili beans along with stewed tomatoes and warming spices for an awesome meal. Bison Three Bean Chili by The Creative Bite

If you love the flavors of Buffalo chili, then you need to make this chicken chili recipe that’s just the thing to serve on game days! Let it cook in your slow cooker all day while you do other things and come back to this delicious chicken, buffalo sauce, tomatoes, and blue cheese chili. Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Chili by Spicy Southern Kitchen

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