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.
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.
Perfect for a weeknight meal, this cili can be made in minutes … The only thing to chop is an onion!
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!
Cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate lend darkness and depth to this hearty chili, rounded out with the complex bitterness of chocolate stout beer.
You may think it odd to see buffalo sauce paired with something vegetarian, but we promise - it’s the perfect comfort food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you like eating cornbread with your chili? I mean, who doesn’t? This casserole cooks together for a hearty and comforting dinner.
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.