Sure, summer is barely in the rearview mirror, but I say it's never too early to start thinking about chili. No matter what kind of chili you're after, we've got a recipe that fits the bill for whatever you're craving. From classic beef chili to an ultra-creamy white chicken version, these are our 10 most popular chili recipes.
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1. Keto Chili
It doesn't matter if you're following a keto diet or not, because above all else, this chili is plain delicious. It skips the beans, then doubles down on meat with beef and bacon, plus gets an extra-hearty boost from plenty of mushrooms.
Unsweetened cocoa powder powers this vegan chili with an extra-rich and hearty flavor, after an all-day simmer in the slow cooker.
If there's one ingredient you're not adding to your chili, but totally should be, it is pumpkin. Time to add this smoky-sweet chili to your fall and winter bucket list.
4. Vegan Chili
The chili gets its heft from red lentils and a duo of beans. As a result, it has a texture so meaty that I have to remind myself that there's not actually any meat in the pot.
Good news! Thirty minutes is all you need to pull off this bold pot of chili — no long simmer necessary. To make sure it's packed with flavor, start with spicy chorizo and meaty chicken thighs.
To keep this ultra-creamy chili firmly planted in weeknight dinner territory, the chicken is poached right in the pot of chili. It saves time and infuses the meat with lots of smoky flavor.
Lentils are my favorite thing to mix into a meat-free chili. Their toothsome bite lends a hearty, meaty texture that can't be beat.
Why decide when you can have both? This retro dish of mac and cheese-meets-beef chili is the ultimate comfort food.
The is the classic beef chili you crave, with just the right amount of spice, tangy tomatoes, and creamy beans. Fire up your slow cooker in the morning, and this hearty dinner is ready when you get home.
Just like your favorite stovetop version, but with a low, slow cook. The recipe gives you the option for chicken breast or thighs, but I think a combination of the two is the right call.