16 Scary Good Chili Recipes

16 Scary Good Chili Recipes

Spicy and sweet with comfort for days, there's nothing like a hot bowl of chili when the temps drop! Meat, meatless, fast slow ... From Carne Asada Beer Chili to Black Bean Sweet Potato … we’ve got you covered.

Crockpot Carne Asasa Chili
1. Crockpot Carne Asada Beer Chili

Just like a carne asada taco, but in chili form. The meat is slow cooked all day then topped with basically every topping you can think of … seasoned baked potato wedges, avocado, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, grilled corn, green onions, tortilla chips and sour cream.

The Best Classic Chili
2. The Best Classic Chili

Perfect for a weeknight meal, this cili can be made in minutes … The only thing to chop is an onion!

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili
3. Grandma’s Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Basil and oregano lend this meatless chili a unique flavor that leaves nothing to be desired! It's a crowd pleaser that can sit in a slow cooker until it’s time to serve … a true set-it-and-forget-it!

Triple Chocolate Beef & Bean Chili
4. Triple Chocolate Beef & Bean Chili

Cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate lend darkness and depth to this hearty chili, rounded out with the complex bitterness of chocolate stout beer.

Buffalo Chickpea and Bulgur Chili
5. Buffalo Chickpea and Bulgur Chili

You may think it odd to see buffalo sauce paired with something vegetarian, but we promise - it’s the perfect comfort food.

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili
6. Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Loaded with chili powder, chipotle peppers, cumin, beans, tomatoes and quinoa, it’s basically a giant party in a pot and it’s addictive. Make it, enjoy it, and then take it into work for lunch the next day and make everyone jealous.

Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado
7. Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado

This butternut squash and black bean chili strikes that balance between spicy and sweet that we all love in Mexican food - like a good mole sauce. Top with crispy tortilla strips and plenty of creamy, diced avocados for a hearty meal that will satisfy vegans, carnivores and gluten-free eaters alike.

Slow Cooker Chili Verde
8. Slow Cooker Chili Verde

Shake things up with a vibrant chili verde from the slow cooker. Fill your shopping basket with tomatillos, jalapeños, poblanos, cilantro, and oregano, and set aside the ground beef to reach for a pork shoulder instead. With a chili this pleasantly spicy and fresh, you will be thankful to have a new take on a weekly favorite.

Chili Mac n Cheese
9. Chili Mac n Cheese

Tastes like beef Chilli Con Carne … with the added cheesy goodness of Mac ‘n Cheese! And it’s on the table in just over 20 minutes – and it’s all made in one pot.

Vegan Chili
10. Vegan Chili

If you're looking for a simple and satisfying vegan chili recipe, this is it! It gets its heft from red lentils and a duo of beans. A slew of pantry ingredients leave it with just the right balance of spicy, sweet, and bitter flavors, making this a plant-based pot of chili that will leave you fully satisfied. It checks all the boxes, and then some.

Three Bean Chili
11. Three bean chili

Dinner, done … Achieve all the flavors of slow-simmered chili in just 30 minutes with the help of a few pantry staples.

Paleo/Whole30 Three Meat Chili
12. Paleo/Whole30 Three Meat Chili

This three-meat (bacon, sausage and beef) chili is full of flavor: The slight smokiness comes from the bacon and the spice comes from the sausage … and then the chili powder rounds it all out. It's Gluten free, dairy free and sure to become a family favorite.

Crockpot White Chicken Chili
13. Crockpot White Chicken Chili

This is one of those beautiful dump-and-go crock pot chili recipes. It’s ultra cozy and guaranteed to help you make the most of any afternoon or evening. Be it a quiet family dinner, rowdy game day party you are hosting, or simply a night when you need to tackle your to-do list with gusto. The flavor is mild, so gussy it up with as many fresh jalapeño slices your heart desires.

Bold Three-Meat Chili
14. Bold Three-Meat Chili

Three meats (ground beef, ground pork and bacon) build this hot bowl of bold, flavorful chili - just what you need when the temps dip below freezing and you’re craving some cheese-topped comfort food. Pile all the ingredients in the crockpot and let it do the work.

Chili Cornbread Casserole
15. Chili Cornbread Casserole

Do you like eating cornbread with your chili? I mean, who doesn’t? This casserole cooks together for a hearty and comforting dinner.

Turkey Pumpkin Chili
16. Super Healthy Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe

This Pumpkin Turkey Chili is pure comfort in a bowl. The sauce is packed with nutrition from lots of veggies, so it’s an all-in-one dish.