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17 Hearty Chili Recipes For Easy Family Feasts

Looking for hearty chili recipes to warm up your days and nights? Look no further! Our curated collection of mouthwatering chili dishes is sure to satisfy your cravings and delight your taste buds. From classic beef chili to vegan, keto, and Instant Pot options, and creative twists like chili nachos and chili cheese fries, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s dive into these cozy, homespun recipes.

All-Beef Chili

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Everyone needs a go-to all-beef chili recipe in their culinary repertoire. Our version skips the beans for a classic approach that’s packed with savory goodness. Simmered to perfection with tender beef and a medley of spices, this chili is comfort in a bowl. Add whatever combo of topping you like! Get the recipe for All-Beef Chili.

Turkey Chili with Winter Squash & Beans

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Elevate your chili game with our turkey chili featuring winter squash and beans. Lean ground turkey is the star of this dish, paired with hearty black beans and sweet winter squash. Seasoned to perfection with a blend of spices, it’s a wholesome and satisfying meal that’s perfect for chilly evenings. Get the recipe for Turkey Chili with Winter Squash & Beans.

Chili Mac

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Combine two beloved comfort foods into one satisfying dish with our chili mac recipe. Creamy macaroni and cheese meets flavorful beef chili for a meal that’s both nostalgic and delicious. It’s a family favorite that’s easy to make and impossible to resist. Get the recipe for Chili Mac.

Tempeh Lentil Chili with Butternut Squash

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Discover the irresistible flavors of tempeh in our lentil chili with butternut squash. This hearty and nutritious dish is perfect for plant-based eaters craving a satisfying meal. Packed with protein, fiber, and seasonal veggies, it’s a chili that’s as good for you as it is delicious. Get the recipe.

Mile High Chili Nachos

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Take your nachos to new heights with our mile-high chili nachos recipe. Featuring leftover chili layered atop crispy tortilla chips and topped with your favorite fixings, it’s a party-perfect dish that’s as fun to make as it is to eat. Get the recipe.

Instant Pot Turkey Quinoa Chili

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Harness the power of your Instant Pot for a quick and wholesome meal with our turkey quinoa chili recipe. Packed with protein, fiber, and flavor, it’s a comforting dish that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Just set it and forget it for a satisfying dinner with minimal effort. Get the recipe.

Copycat Wendy’s Chili Recipe

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Recreate a fast-food favorite at home with our copycat Wendy’s chili recipe. Simple to make and bursting with flavor, it’s a crowd-pleasing dish that’s perfect for cozy nights in. Just 15 minutes of prep time is all you need for a bowl of comfort that rivals the original. Get the recipe.

White Chicken Chili with Sweet Potatoes

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Spice up your dinner routine with our white chicken chili featuring sweet potatoes. This flavorful and filling dish is gluten-free and packed with wholesome ingredients. With a perfect balance of heat and sweetness, it’s sure to become a new family favorite.Get the recipe.

Instant Pot Keto Chili

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Stay on track with your keto lifestyle with our Instant Pot keto chili recipe. Bean-free and full of flavor, it’s a satisfying dish that’s perfect for chilly evenings. With just a few simple ingredients and your trusty Instant Pot, you can enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal in no time. Get the recipe.

Healthy Turkey Chili

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Indulge in a bowl of healthy turkey chili that’s big on flavor and nutrition. Made with lean ground turkey, sweet potatoes, and a blend of spices, it’s a hearty meal that’s perfect for any time of year. Plus, it’s gluten-free and packed with protein and nutrients for a satisfying dinner option. Get the recipe.

Cincinnati Chili

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Transport your taste buds to the Midwest with our Cincinnati chili recipe. This unique Mediterranean-inspired meat sauce is generously spiced and perfect for topping pasta or burgers. Whether you’re a Cincinnati native or just curious about regional cuisines, this chili is a must-try. Get the recipe.

Vegetarian White Bean Chili

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Enjoy the comforting flavors of white bean chili in this vegetarian-friendly recipe. Packed with hearty beans, flavorful spices, and topped with dairy-free cheese, it’s a satisfying dish that’s perfect for Meatless Mondays or any day of the week. Get the recipe.

Chili Dogs

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Elevate your hot dog game with our turkey chili dogs recipe. Featuring flavorful ground turkey chili atop a bun, it’s a fun twist on a classic favorite. Whether you’re hosting a game day gathering or just craving comfort food, these chili dogs are sure to hit the spot. Get the recipe.

Quick & Easy Low Carb Chili Casserole

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This delicious and healthy Low Carb Chili Casserole is the ultimate comfort food recipe. You definitely will make this ketogenic chili dish over and over as it will become a family favorite! Get the recipe.

Mexican Black Bean Chili

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Mexican black bean chili is perfect for a chilly fall or winter evening, and you can serve it with a variety of toppings to change up the flavors. This amazing chili is budget-friendly, making it perfect for a week when finances might be tight. The leftovers are amazing and freeze well for later, too. Get the recipe.

Chili Cheese Fries

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Chili Cheese Fries are an American favorite when it comes to comfort food. But that doesn’t mean they have to be unhealthy. This chili is made from scratch with ground turkey, onions, tomatoes, and beans, along with plenty of seasonings. Get the recipe.

Slow Cooker Meatball Chili

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This slow cooker meatball chili recipe is a meatball lover’s dream come true. If you love meatballs, and chili, this is your recipe! Get the recipe.

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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