Top Chili Recipes

Serve up steaming bowls of chili from Food Network chefs for your big game bash.

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Chili Con Carne

This meaty chili, made with ground beef and bacon, gets a flavor boost from a bottle of amber beer.

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Pat's Famous Beef and Pork Chili

The Neelys make a beef-filled hearty chili that's the perfect centerpiece for a serve-yourself chili bar. Set out garnishes like lime wedges, sour cream, shredded cheese and scallions.

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Ranch-Style Turkey Chili

Poblanos are spicy but not too hot, making them the perfect kick for crowd-pleasing chili. Rachael tops this tailgate favorite with shredded cheddar, crispy bacon and crumbled corn muffins.

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Game-Time Chili

Season ground chicken with chili powder and aromatic cumin for a full-flavored chili that's also a healthier choice.

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Sunny's Game-Day Chili

In a large stock pot, Sunny uses a potato masher to break down smoky Mexican chorizo, the star ingredient in her game-day chili.

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Red Beef Chili

Bobby Flay brings his signature heat to this chili with layers of rich, spicy flavors. The onions and chiles are sauteed in reduced beer and chocolate, and maple syrup is stirred in at the end for sweetness. A dollop of toasted cumin crema on top adds a cool, creamy finish to this red-hot dish.

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Aaron McCargo, Jr.'s Steak Fajita Chili

Aaron sears flavor into his short ribs and then braises them until they’re tender. Bell peppers, onions, beans and a smart set of spices complete the dish. Garnish the chili with guacamole, sour cream, cheese and fried tortilla strips for a little something extra.

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Melissa d'Arabian's White Chili With Quick-Roasted Garlic

Twelve cloves of garlic may seem like a lot, but roasting makes them tender and sweet and is the perfect base for Melissa’s white chili; navy beans, spinach and shredded chicken are flavorful and filling.

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Green Pork Chili

This chili is packed with bold, meaty flavors from braised pork shoulder, jalapenos and red onions, but the whole dish is brightened up by tart tomatillos.

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Tyler's Beef Chili

Tyler's ultimate chili recipe uses large chunks of beef shoulder cooked to tender perfection with a ton of flavorful spices.

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30-Minute Turkey Chili

This is the quickest chili ever, with all ingredients thrown into a skillet and simmered away.

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Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Most vegetarian chilis are bulked up with beans, but this one has a head of cauliflower thrown in for a unique twist.

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Texas Bowl of Red

In Texas, chili is practically a religion, with one important tenet: Keep it simple. That means no beans, and often no tomatoes — just beef and spices. "Texas Red," as the locals call it, gets its distinctive dark red color from chili powder (a mix of spices that usually includes paprika, cumin and cayenne). Texans cook it low and slow, just like their barbecue, until the chili gets thick and the meat is super tender.

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Cincinnati Chili

Chili in Cincinnati doesn't look like any other kind — it's served over spaghetti. The Greek restaurateurs who invented the dish in the 1920s seasoned it with the same spices they put in moussaka. No one knows how the chili ended up over pasta, but everyone in town knows how to order it: "two-way" (chili and spaghetti), "three-way" (plus cheese), "four-way" (plus chopped onion) or "five-way" (plus beans).

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Green Chile Stew

New Mexico's signature chili is known as green chile stew, a slightly spicy soup made of pork and green chile peppers. The peppers are the local secret: Green chile stew purists insist on using Hatch chiles, grown in Hatch, N.M., which are known for their distinctive flavor and moderate heat.

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Pork-Bean Chili With Corn Dumplings

Masa harina (instant corn flour), salt and butter are all you need to make the plump dumplings that make this an extra-hearty dinner.

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Bean-and-Beef Chili

Brewed espresso is the secret ingredient to this beef chili. Top your finished bowl with sour cream and diced avocado.

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Chicken-Corn Chili

Opt for green chiles and pinto beans to make this hearty chicken chili.

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Pork and Tomatillo Chili

Make this chili in advance and you'll have dinner in the freezer for up to 3 weeks. To reheat, transfer to a pot and add a splash of water then thaw over medium heat.

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Black Bean, Lentil and Eggplant Chili

This hearty vegetarian chili gets great heat from pasilla, chipotle, poblano and cascabel chile peppers.

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Spicy Beef Chili

This recipe from Food Network Kitchens is light on the liquid ingredients, making every bowlful extra meaty. Perfect for parties and get-togethers, you can make this chili up to two days in advance.

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White Chicken Chili

A great alternative to tomato-based soups and stews, the Neelys' White Chicken Chili emphasizes Latin flavors using jalapenos, poblanos and chili powder. Top off your bowl with a dollop of sour cream, crushed tortilla chips and a lime wedge for a cool, bright finish.

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Tyler's Texas Chili

Tyler's Texas Chili is loaded with aromatic flavors, which he achieves by combining browned beef with garlic, chipotles, jalapenos, tomatoes, sugar, a cinnamon stick and Mexican chocolate. Spoon yourself a hearty bowlful topped with queso fresco, cilantro and lime.

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Beanless Beef Chili

Sandra uses chili seasoning, red pepper flakes and cinnamon to pack a flavor punch in this meaty chili. Top it off with her spiced sour cream.

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Mexican Chorizo & Turkey Chili

If you're looking for alternatives to chicken or beef chili, try Rachael's recipe. It calls for turkey as well as Mexican chorizo — a savory, piquant sausage made of ground pork and chile peppers.

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Indian Summer Turkey Chili

Large bell peppers will brighten up this chili and balance out the spicy flavors. Rachael Ray stirs in a bit of barbecue sauce to take the mixture to another level.

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Alton's Pressure-Cooker Chili

Make Alton Brown's chili in under an hour with the help of a pressure cooker. Corn chips help thicken the chili, while beer and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give it a smoky, slow-cooked flavor.

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Devon's Award-Winning Chili

Ina Garten makes an award-winning chili with her friend Devon that starts with big chunks of brisket. When you brown the meat, it's important for the pieces not to crowd since they'll just steam. Get each side brown, as it's important to the flavor of the overall dish.

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Chili Mac

You want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible during the game. Rachael's meaty chili with macaroni noodles and a heap of smoky vegetables seasoned with an original blend of spices is ready with just 15 minutes' prep time.

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Game-Day Chili

Sauteing tomato paste in both the oil and the fat of the pork and beef as you cook the meat will create a caramelization and really make your chili flavors shine. Geoffrey Zakarian adds dark beer for an additional layer of complexity.

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Bobby's Beef and Black Bean Chili with Toasted Cumin Crema and Avocado Relish

Pack intense flavor into one spoonful with a variety of peppers. Bobby's stick-to-your-ribs chili is chock-full of spicy beef chunks and canned tomatoes (they're the most consistent to work with). Cool off your mouth with a scoop of Mexican crema and avocado topping.

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Rachael's Meaty, Meat-Less Chili

Vegetarians, rejoice! Rachael's recipe is a veggie-friendly chili that is hearty enough to satisfy meat eaters too.

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Chili con Carne

Beef chuck and pork shoulder simmer until tender in a stock seasoned with garlic and chili powder. The chili tastes best if made a day ahead, refrigerated, then reheated.

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Two Meat Chili with Scallion Cornbread

Browning spices like chili powder and ground cumin will open up the aroma and bring out the flavor of all of the ingredients. Nancy adds homemade fire-roasted tomatoes, made right in her oven, but you can also purchase store-bought tomatoes.

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Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili

The best chilis are the ones that are cooked slowly, over low heat. That's why we love Ree's recipe for White Chicken Chili. It spends seven and a half hours in the slow-cooker, which gives the flavors time to develop and the chicken time to become nice and tender.

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Three Bean Turkey Chili

If you're looking for a quick and easy chili recipe that delivers big flavor, this is your new go-to. It only takes about one hour to make and perfectly balances the flavors of aromtaic garlic and onion with spicy green chiles and savory ground turkey.

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Beefy Butternut Squash Chili

The secret to Sunny's chili is actually a mainstay in your fall baking repertoire: pumpkin pie spice! It adds deep, rich, autumnal flavors that pair perfectly with butternut squash.

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