Come Sunday, It's All About Game-Day Chili Bowls — Comfort Food Feast

When you crowd around the television on Sunday, score a touchdown with hearty chili bowls that are bound to win over hungry party guests.
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Beef and Pork Chili topped with shredded cheese and scallions

When you crowd around the television during Sunday's big game, score a touchdown with hearty chili bowls that are bound to win over hungry party guests. Dig into each simmering blend by the bowl, or use them to elevate your next plate of nachos or to bulk up a burrito. The best part? After the big game, leftover chili is even better than the first batch, and it's ultra-freezable, so you can relive the big game down the road.

Set out a serve-yourself chili bar at your viewing party, starring  Pat's Famous Beef and Pork Chili (pictured above). Starting with a foundation of smoky bacon and aromatic spices, this two-meat, two-bean chili deserves a spritz of lime, sliced scallions, a dollop of sour cream and a heap of cheddar.

GAME DAY CHILI Geoffrey Zakarian The Kitchen/The Big Game Food Network Olive Oil, Ground Meat, Garlic, Onions, Scallions, Tomato Paste, Chile Powder, Dark Beer, FireRoasted Tomatoes, Chicken Stock, Red Hot Sauce, Greet Hot Sauce

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

When Geoffrey Zakarian simmers a bowl of his  Game-Day Chili, he adds a frothy bottle of rich dark beer to add another layer of complexity. Simmer it with fragrant spices and fire-roasted tomatoes until the chili is thick, dark red and ultra-flavorful.

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Chicken chili served in a white bowl.

Photo by: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Marshall Troy, 2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Load up Ina Garten's 5-star Chicken Chili with peppers, tomatoes and basil for a lot of flavor with just a touch of heat. Instead of going for ground meat, roast chicken breasts in the oven before pulling the meat from the bone and simmering it in the chili.

A yellow bowl of chili with jalapenos, cheese, tomatoes and tortillas

Sunny Anderson's Game-Day Chili greets the big game with a secret power ingredient: spicy chorizo. Sunny uses a potato masher to break up the flavorful Mexican sausage as it browns, and opts for a ground turkey base in her well-spiced game-day main dish.

Get more chili recipes from family and friends:
The Cultural Dish:  Game Day Turkey Chili
Big Girls, Small Kitchen:  Classic Chicken Chili
The Mom 100:  Barbacoa Beef Chili
Weelicious:  Four Bean Chili
Napa Farmhouse 1885:  Three Bean and Veggie Chili
Red or Green:  Chili Dogs
Creative Culinary:  Smoky Beef and Bourbon Chili
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