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    The 30 BEST Chili Recipes

    Chili… that ultimate bowl of comfort for frosty nights. Paired up with some nice cornbread, you’ve got a hearty and flavorful meal the whole family will love.

    With fall just around the corner, we have compiled a list of delicious and easy Chili Recipes from GypsyPlate and around the internet to stir up your appetite.

    Here you’ll find classic chili variations as well as some new unique recipes like Mexican street corn chili, creamy white crab chili and butternut squash chili.

    So grab a giant pot (or in some cases, your slow cooker or instant pot), and cook your way through this delicious collection of chili recipes. You just might find your new favorite!

    The best chili recipes.

    The Best Chili Recipes:

    1. Ultimate Chili

    We’re starting our list with one of our favorite chili recipes. This giant batch of Ultimate Chili is loaded with three types of meat and three types of beans. Go ahead and have seconds, there will still be plenty for leftovers!

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    2. White Bean Turkey Chili

    This hearty and satisfying White Bean Turkey Chili is a great use for your leftover turkey. The sausage takes it over the top. No turkey leftovers? Try it with rotisserie chicken!

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    3. Ground Turkey Chili 

    This healthy Ground Turkey Chili is a cozy meal the whole family will love. It can be cooked on stove top or in the slow cooker.

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    4. Smoky Chipotle Chili

    This rich and hearty Chipotle Chili will keep you warm on frosty winter nights. It’s packed with the flavors you expect in a chili, but with the added bonus of chipotles in adobo sauce for that extra depth of smokiness.

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    5. Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

    Quick, easy, healthy… this vegetarian black bean chili, based on Panera’s black bean soup, whips up in half hour or less. It’s a great meatless option for busy weeknights.

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    6. Cincinnati Chili

    Cincinnati Chili is a flavorful meat sauce famous in the Midwest. This easy crowd pleaser is great to top spaghetti, or hot dogs. Cook it on stove top, or in your slow cooker.

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    7. Chili Verde

    If you’ve never tried Chili Verde, or green chili, you’re missing out big time. It gets it’s color from tomatillo sauce and is loaded with melt in your mouth tender pork that cooks low and slow. So good.

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    8. Chile Colorado

    Chile Colorado is a flavorful and authentic Mexican stew. Tender beef chunks simmer in a tasty red sauce made from dried chili peppers.

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    9. Slow Cooker Pork Chili

    Slow Cooker Pork Chili is a super flavorful and super hearty dish featuring melt in your mouth pork. It also has pinto beans, corn, cilantro and lime to give it a Southwest flair.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    10. Easy Ground Beef Chili

    This Easy Ground Beef Chili whips up in only 30 minutes, making it a perfect contender for busy weeknights. It’s hearty and delicious and makes 10 servings, so plenty of leftovers!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandgoodfood

    11. Chicken Chili

    If you’re looking for a healthier option that’s still packed with flavor, give this Chicken Chili a try. You can enjoy a big bowl of comfort without any of the guilt!

    Get the Recipe @ amandacooksandstyles

    12. White Chicken Chili

    Another great chicken option is this White Chicken Chili. It uses leftover or rotisserie chicken, cannellini beans and corn and has a creamy, flavorful broth. YUMMM.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    13. 15 Bean Slow Cooker Chili

    This 15 (yes, 15!) Bean Slow Cooker Chili is one of our favorite weeknight meals. A quick browning of the meat, then throw everything in the slow cooker. You’ll come home to the inviting aromas of this hearty chili.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    14. Moroccan Lamb Chili

    If you want to try something with an exotic twist, this Moroccan Lamb Chili is a real winner. It has ground lamb, chick peas, sweet potatoes and Moroccan harissa paste, along with some of the usual chili suspects. The flavors all blend together beautifully.

    Get the Recipe @ feedmephoebe

    15. Sunday Chili

    This Sunday Chili is one big pot of deliciousness. Think of your favorite classic chili then add a special ingredient… bacon! Everything is better with bacon, right?

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    16. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

    If you want your traditional chili flavors without the meat, this Slow Cooker Vegetarian Quinoa Chili is the way to go. It replaces the meat with quinoa. This may be the easiest recipe you’ve ever cooked. You literally just stir all the ingredients into the crock pot and turn it on!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    17. Mexican Street Corn Chicken Chili

    If you’re all swept up in the Mexican Street Corn craze, this chili is a MUST. It combines the flavors of your favorite elote with a creamy white chicken chili. Delicious!

    Get the Recipe @ aspicyperspective

    18. The Best Instant Pot Chili

    Want to play with your new favorite kitchen gadget? This Instant Pot Chili is super easy and cooks up in a flash compared to stove top or slow cooker methods. In about an hour you’ll have a chili that tastes like it cooked low and slow.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    19. Cheesy Black Bean Chili

    Here’s one the kids will absolutely love. Instead of putting the cheese on the chili, it goes in the chili. The result is a cheesy masterpiece. Plus, there’s hidden veggies… win, win.

    Get the Recipe @ britneybreaksbread

    20. Pumpkin Chili

    Here’s a great meatless warmer for fall. Pumpkin Chili is loaded with black beans and chick peas and has that pumpkin flavor so many go wild for when the temperatures start to dip.

    Get the Recipe @ juliasalbum

    21. Rajma Masala (Indian Spiced Vegetarian Chili)

    Go beyond your basic Southwest flavors with this Rajma Masala, or Indian Chili. Kidney beans and tomatoes are simmered with Indian spices and aromatics. So good.

    Get the Recipe @ pickyeaterblog

    22. Chili Pot Pie

    Chili Pot Pies are a fun twist on the classic combo, chili and cornbread. Here, chili is spooned into individual ramekins, topped with cornbread mixture and baked. What a great idea!

    Get the Recipe @ kitchenfunwithmy3sons

    23. Mexican Chorizo Chili

    Mexican Chorizo Chili is a flavor packed chili you’re going to love. The chorizo sausage adds so much deliciousness. And it makes a giant batch, so plenty of tasty leftovers!

    Get the Recipe @ isabeleats

    24. Creamy Chicken Chili

    This Creamy Chicken Chili is a super cozy pot. It’s thick and chunky and loaded with warm flavors. Plus, it only takes a few minutes of hands on time. Don’t you love easy recipes?

    Get the Recipe @ littlebroken

    25. Slow Cooker Italian Chili

    If you can’t decide between Italian or chili… how about Italian Chili? This one features ground turkey, Italian sausage, cannellini beans, spinach, marinara sauce and Italian herbs and spices. It’s absolutely delicious!

    Get the Recipe @ reciperunner

    26. Harissa Turkey Chili

    This Harissa Turkey Chili recipe is loaded with ground turkey, chick peas and cannellini beans. Your regular chili seasoning is replaced with harissa paste for an exotic twist. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ sandravalvassori

    27. Cajun Chili

    I love New Orleans flavors, and this Cajun Chili is no exception. It’s loaded with chicken, sausage, shrimp and Cajun seasoning. You could almost call it… Jambalaya Chili!

    Get the Recipe @ foodfaithfitness

    28. Chili Mac

    Hearty chili. Gooey mac and cheese. This Chili Mac is to comfort foods in one! And this family friendly one pot meal is on the table in about half an hour. Great weeknight dinner idea!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    29. Sweet Chili

    Sweet Chili? You bet! This easy recipe takes your regular chili and gives it a hint of sweetness from brown sugar. Great winter warmer!

    Get the Recipe @ bigfamilyblessings

    30. Creamy White Crab Chili

    This one is for you seafood lovers. Creamy White Crab Chili is like your favorite cream of crab soup made into chili for with the addition of cannellini beans, pinto beans and jalapeño. YUMMM.

    Get the Recipe @ grilling24x7

    Mmm… which one to cook first? All of these chili recipes are so good, you just might have to cook them all! Let me know which you try first.

    Be sure to bookmark or pin this great collection so you always know where to find these great chili recipes. And subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new recipes for you!

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    The 30 BEST Chili Recipes

    This amazing collection of easy Chili Recipes will keep you warm and cozy with endless bowls of comfort!


    • meat
    • beans
    • tomatoes
    • onions
    • chili seasoning


      1. Choose a recipe that looks tasty. Try something you haven't had before, it's fun to experiment!
      2. Make a shopping list and buy the ingredients.
      3. Cook your new favorite Chili Recipe!


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