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Best Chili Recipes

The Top Ten


I love chili. The combination of meat, beans, vegetables, and spices makes the most wonderful, homey, comforting meal. And the best thing about chili is that you can add just about anything to it and it will still be delicious! So have fun varying any of these recipes. Chili is also a fabulous idea when your family members are in and out of the house around dinnertime. It reheats beautifully, and if you're making your chili in the crockpot, it can cook away happily on low for hours without any harm. Make some chili soon!

1. Four Bean Chili

Four Bean Chili
Linda Larsen
This fabulous recipe is so full of flavor. It has the most wonderful texture too - all because of that magical fourth bean!

2. Classic Crockpot Chili

Classic Crockpot Chili
Linda Larsen
This recipe is classic! It has just the right combination of meat, beans, onions, garlic, and spices for me. If you like it hot, just add more! And I love to serve it with Cheese Crackers. Yum.

3. Wild Rice Chili

Wild Rice Chili
Linda Larsen
This delicious recipe also uses wild rice, but uses ground beef as the meat. You can make this chili as thick or thin as you'd like. It would also be delicious using ground chicken or turkey.

4. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili
Linda Larsen
This super easy chili recipe uses TVP crumbles in place of beef. If you've never tried these before (Morningstar is one brand), do! The texture is just like ground beef in this delicious chili recipe.

5. Crockpot Wild Rice Meatball Chili

I love the addition of wild rice in this delicious chili recipe. It adds a wonderful nutty flavor along with lots of fiber! If you can find the fabulous Wild Rice Meatballs by No Name brand, use them in this chili. Otherwise, regular meatballs are just fine. Or you could make your own Wild Rice Meatballs and use them!

6. White Bean Chicken Chili

White chili recipe use no tomatoes, but green vegetables like peppers and green salsa. Hmmm, perhaps they should be called 'green chili'. Oh well - either way, this recipe is easy and delicious!

7. Quick Meatloaf Chili

Leftover meatloaf is the secret ingredient in this fabulous chili recipe. Who would ever guess that meatloaf is in this recipe?

8. Crockpot Black Bean Chili

Red peppers, chopped chiles, oregano, and thyme add flavor to this easy chili recipe. Black beans are delicious in chili - I prefer them over kidney beans. Although I'll happily eat any kind of bean any day!

9. Turkey and Rice Crockpot Chili

This five ingredient recipe is full of flavor. Using ingredients like the tomatoes that contain garlic and herbs is a great way to reduce the count in any recipe. You, of course, can add more ingredients: like chopped bell or poblano peppers, mushrooms, or zucchini.

10. Crockpot Chicken Chili

Chicken thighs are the basis for this super easy four ingredient recipe. Chicken thighs become meltingly tender when cooked in the slow cooker. If you'd like a thicker chili, mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water at the end of cooking time and stir it into the crockpot; cook on high 10-15 minutes until thickened.

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