20 of the Best Chili Recipes

Chili is a versatile comfort meal. There are many different ways to prepare it with a wide variety of possible ingredients. The best chili recipes are the ones that are truly unique.

My favorite thing about fall is the aroma. I love the smell of leaves, the crisp air, baked goods, and chili simmering on the stove. A perfect fall day is one where football is on TV and a pot of chili is slowly cooking.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, chili is “a thick sauce of meat and chilies (peppers).” Aside from that, there is no real set chili recipe. When many people think of chili, they think of ground beef, beans, and tomatoes. However, chili isn’t limited to these ingredients. You can use anything to make a delicious chili. The best chili recipes contain unique flavors that work well together.

My family loves chili. One of our favorite things about chili is how versatile it is. There are so many different types of chilis and different ways to prepare them. Our family’s favorite recipe is Chorizo chili. It contains spicy Chorizo sausage, three different types of beans, peppers, and corn. There is a bit of lime juice for added acidity. Plus, dark chocolate for a hint of sweetness. We also love white chicken chili, which doesn’t have any tomatoes and uses chicken broth.

There are a variety of ways to cook chili as well. This makes it the perfect dish for any level of cooking skill. Some recipes utilize a slow cooker. This means adding all of the ingredients and letting the dish cook all day. Others call for a stovetop simmer. It can take 15 minutes to 8 hours to cook a pot of chili.

Here is a list of 20 of the BEST chili recipes! Each one has its own unique spin on the classic, comfort meal.

20 Best Chili Recipes

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  1. Mmm I love a good bowl of chili! I was planning on making my beef & 3 bean chili this weekend… glad I’m not the only one with chili on my mind!

  2. It’s like you read my mind because I was JUST thinking about how I want to make chili either this weekend or next! I’ve been making my mom’s “Super Bowl Chili” for a couple of years now, and my sister has an award-winning chili that I also enjoy, but sometimes it’s good to mix things up – so I may have to try one of these fun recipes!

  3. Bookmarking this! We love chili and make it so much in the winter and I would LOVE to try a new recipe!

  4. who knew there were so many chili options?! There seems to be just about any option for any dietary preference. definitely have to add to my pinterest list!

  5. I’ve been thinking about chili a lot lately. It’s been raining a lot where I live and chili is the best fall recipe. Thanks for the round up!

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