Best 5 Chili Recipes

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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 the weather turns chilly, few things are more welcome than the chance to cozy up to a warm bowl of comfort food, and with football season in high gear, let your dish do double duty by making a tailgate-ready chili. From hearty beef-based bowls to recipes packed with chicken, turkey and beans, there's no shortage of chili varieties, and when it comes to vegetable additions, nearly anything you have on hand in the refrigerator would likely be a fine addition to the pot. Check out Food Network's top-five chili recipes below to find warming recipes from The Pioneer Woman, Bobby Flay, Ina Garten and more Food Network chefs.

5.  Simple, Perfect Chili — "It's a total cinch to make," The Pioneer Woman says of her big-batch chili. It's made with a duo of beans and features a pinch of cayenne pepper for subtle heat.

4.  30-Minute Turkey Chili — Swap in turkey for classic beef when making this fuss-free recipe, and set out a toppings bar of fresh cilantro, cool sour cream and grated cheese so everyone can top their own bowls.

3.  Beef and Black Bean Chili with Toasted Cumin Crema and Avocado Relish — Instead of opting for ground meat like in traditional chili, Bobby keeps the beef in cubes, and he simmers it in a bold broth featuring warm cumin and chipotle pepper puree.

2.  Chicken Chili — Follow Ina's lead and start the chili without meat, then add simply roasted chicken in the final few minutes of cooking before finishing it with your favorite garnishes.

1.  Game-Day Chili— You don't have to be an Iron Chef to pull off Geoffrey Zakarian's go-to chili (pictured above). He notes that you can make the recipe with your choice of meat, and he adds a bottle of dark beer as well as red and green hot sauces for over-the-top flavor. Click the play button on the video below to watch Geoffrey make it.

'Loaded' Game Day Chili 03:44

Geoffrey's Game Day Chili features fragrant spices plus a bottle of beer.
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