Chili is a spicy stew typically made with ground meat, tomatoes, beans and chopped peppers. There are so many variations of chili, and it’s actually a great vegetarian dish—skipping the meat and doubling up on pinto or black beans still adds protein and makes a hearty meal. Chili verde is a New Mexican take on classic chili, and uses pork, garlic, roasted green chilis and tomatillos. White chili usually uses chicken or turkey and white beans, and doesn’t have a tomato-based sauce. Hot, spicy chili tastes even more delicious when topped with cool, creamy avocado, sour cream and shredded cheese. Whether you’re a chili connoisseur or want to build up your Tex-Mex recipe repertoire, F&W’s guide has all the recipes you need.

Classic Beef Chili

If you don’t have a chili recipe in our back pocket, make this one your go-to for game day. Fresh poblano and toasty ancho chile powder provide a tame level of heat, making this a crowd-friendly dish that guests crank up by topping with a few slices of fresh jalapeño. And thanks to convenient canned beans, you can get this on the table in under an hour. Game on!
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Pork-and-Brisket Chili

Kansas City, Missouri, chef Colby Garrelts makes a giant pot of chili for his family’s Sunday supper, often using venison that he has hunted himself. Here, he uses a mix of pork shoulder and brisket for a super-decadent and satisfying bowl of chili. Slideshow: More Chili Recipes
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Turkey Chili Recipes

There are few things more comforting than digging into a hearty bowl of turkey chili. Try your hand at any one of these incredible recipes, from a spicy turkey and quinoa chili to a turkey-and-pinto-bean chili. Plus, we've put a slight spin on the traditional dish with a recipe for turkey chili soup with hominy.
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Vegetarian Chili

Go vegetarian with your chili. In this recipe guide, TV chef Ellie Krieger offers up a vegetarian black bean chili with ancho and orange, while Zoe Nathan cooks up a healthy variation with barley, quinoa and beans. Plus, check out recipes for chili con tofu, squash-lentil chili and more.
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Crock-Pot Chili

Chili really benefits from being simmered low and slow. And if you want to use dried beans instead of canned, in a slow cooker, it’s never been so effortless. Add them with the ground beef, tomatoes and spices, and just six hours later, you have perfectly tender beans, perfectly delicious chili. For a spicier dish, add a minced, seeded poblano chile or two minced, seeded chipotle chiles in adobo along with the jalapeños. Slideshow: More Crock-Pot Recipes
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Chili Recipes

Chili is super versatile, and can be tailored to any diet. We love vegetarian-friendly black bean chili just as much as we love a BLT-inspired version. Whether you're looking for a classic recipe or a twist on an old favorite, these hearty dishes are perfect any time of year. From classic beef chili to a quick three-bean chili, here are fantastic recipes.
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