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The 15 Absolute Best Chili Recipes for National Chili Month

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The 15 Absolute Best Chili Recipes for National Chili Month

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The 15 Absolute Best Chili Recipes for National Chili Month

Since October is National Chili Month, there’s no better way to pay your respects to one of America’s most iconic dishes than to cook up a big vat of the stuff to share with family and friends.

Click here to find some absolutely essential chili-making tips, and check out this collection of chili recipes; some are spicy and some are meat-free, but whichever you make, just don’t forget to lay out the sour cream, fresh cilantro, and Cheddar for your guests to pile on top. 

Bacon Pineapple Chili

Reluctant Entertainer

Bacon Pineapple Chili

This recipe packs quite a bit of punch for only a few ingredients. These beans are buffed up with Applewood smoked bacon, pineapple salsa, and chili powder. For this recipe, click here.

Black Bean, Corn, and Turkey Chili

Campbell's Kitchen 

Black Bean, Corn, and Turkey Chili

Ready in less than an hour, this satisfying rendition of chili tastes like it's been simmering all day long. Check it out here.

Brisket and Pumpkin Chili

Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Brisket and Pumpkin Chili

The unexpected addition of pumpkin makes this deeply flavored chili the perfect dish to serve on a cool fall night. Click here for the recipe.

Chicken Chili Bean Chowder

Tidy Mom

Chicken Chili Bean Chowder

This chili has a soup-like consistency, but if you prefer your chili thick and chunky, stir in a third cup of cornmeal and bring the pot up to a boil; the starch will thicken the chili right up. Click here for the recipe.

Chili con Carne

Laura Santtini

Chili con Carne

Here’s a take on the original “bowl of red.” Enjoy this chili with tortilla chips, cheese, or sour cream, or even slather it on a hot dog or fries. For this recipe, click here.

Chili Verde

Valer Murray

Chili Verde

This chili verde is beefed up with tomatillos, pork, cumin, and two kinds of beans. Click here to check out the recipe.

Cincinnati Chili Fries

Jane Bruce

Cincinnati Chili Fries

Another place that’s famous for its chili is Cincinnati — as served by such purveyors as Skyline, Gold Star, Empress, Camp Washington, and Pleasant Ridge: a silky, thin sauce, flavored with hints of cinnamon, coats finely ground meat for a truly delicious and unique bowl of chili.  Smother crispy French fries with the chili and top with shredded Cheddar cheese and diced onions.

For this recipe, click here.

Original San Antonio Chili...Yankee-Style

Authur Bovino

Original San Antonio Chili...Yankee-Style

The classic gets a Yankee twist with pork belly, ground beef, and ground pork; Texans, don’t call foul play until you’ve taken a bite! For this recipe, click here.

Savory Pumpkin Spice Chili

Urban Accents

Savory Pumpkin Spice Chili

Quick, easy, and delicious, this chili is perfect for a stress-free weeknight dinner. The corn adds a mildly sweet flavor to the spicy sauce. Note that lean ground turkey or beef may be substituted for the chicken. For this recipe, click here.

Spicy Corn and Chicken Chili

Whole Foods Market

Spicy Corn and Chicken Chili

Quick, easy, and delicious, this chili is perfect for a stress-free weeknight dinner. The corn adds a mildly sweet flavor to the spicy sauce. Note that lean ground turkey or beef may be substituted for the chicken. For this recipe, click here.

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Pereg Gourmet

Spicy Vegetarian Chili

This vegetarian chili is hearty and healthy; for best results, use dried beans and spices to build deep flavor during the cooking process. Click here for the recipe.

Spicy Verde Chicken and Bean Chili

Campbell's Kitchen

Spicy Verde Chicken and Bean Chili

Shredded chicken gets a burst of zesty flavor when it's combined with green chiles and jalapeños. Check out the recipe here.

Three Sisters Weekender Chili

Gina Haase

Three Sisters Weekender Chili

There is a Native American tale that describes three sisters who planted their corn, beans, and winter squash crops side by side to help support and nurture each other. With this in mind, this vegetarian roasted squash chili blends fresh, frozen, and canned goods into a harmonious, satisfying chili. Click here for the recipe.

White Bean Shrimp Chili

Dine and Dish

White Bean Shrimp Chili

Chock full of baby bella (portobello) mushrooms, roasted green chilies, white beans, and shrimp, this chili recipe just might have you coming back for seconds… or maybe even thirds.  For the recipe, click here.

White Chicken Chili

Blend Tech

White Chicken Chili

This chili is packed with fiber and protein to help you feel full while providing the energy you need to accomplish everything on your to-do list, including putting dinner on the table.  Check out the recipe here.

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