12 Easy Chili Recipes

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

12 Easy Chili RecipesOn a chilly autumn or winter day, what could be better than a steaming bowl of homemade chili? Everyone has a go-to chili recipe, but if you and your family have not yet found a winning chili recipe, this collection of 8 Easy Chili Recipes will help show you the way.

One of the biggest debates surrounding chili is whether or not real chili contains beans. If you have strong Texas roots that rebel against the idea of putting beans in your chili concoction, then feel free to leave them out of any of the tasty chili recipes below. 

Below you will find easy chili recipes for traditional chili made with ground beef and tomatoes, but you will also find recipes for white chicken chili and recipes using ground turkey. Use your culinary creativity to change up these recipes any way you like so that you and your family have your very own trademark chili recipe. The next time you have to feed a crowd, make a big batch of chili and serve it buffet style with a variety of yummy toppings.

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12 Easy Chili Recipes

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Best Chili Recipes

Not Texas ChiliWhen you think of chili, a thick stew made with ground beef and tomatoes most likely comes to mind. The following easy chili recipes are bursting with tomatoes, beef, beans, and spice. Serve up one of these classic chili recipes on a cold day when you are craving something warm and comforting. Top your bowl of chili with cheese, sour cream, green onions, or cornbread. You could also make a batch of chili and use it to top a chili cheese dog or baked potato. 

White Chicken Chili Recipes

Easy Peasy White Chicken ChiliFor days when you are craving something a little lighter to warm you up, try making one of these white chicken chili recipes. These tasty chili recipes are made with green chilies to give them a spicy, zippy flavor. Serve your white chicken chili with a wedge of lime, cilantro, and a scoop of sour cream. If you love traditional chili but have never made white chicken chili, now is the time to expand your horizons and make one of these fantastic chicken chili recipes for dinner.

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