These are the best chili recipes on the internet! Make them with a variety of proteins, plus get ideas for how to use up leftovers.
The Best Chili Recipes
There's nothing like a warm and comforting bowl of chili! There are so many different variations of this comfort food staple, from healthy turkey chili to Instant Pot versions and spicier options. Check out some of my favourite chili recipes down below, including some ideas on how you can use up any leftovers!
Frequently Asked Questions
The secret to really good is all in the spices! Don't go light on the spices and try out different variations based on the kind of flavour you want. Cumin, paprika, cayenne and brown sugar are all great options, and of course, chili powder is key!
It really depends on the recipe and what kind of chili you're making (like regular chili or white chili). In general, the most common beans to add to chili are kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans and cannellini beans.
If you're making your chili on the stovetop, let it simmer uncovered so it gets nice and thick. If you're making it in the crockpot or the Instant Pot, you can stir in a cornstarch slurry at the end of the cooking time, or set the Instant Pot to sauté and let it simmer for a few minutes after cooking.
Yes! One of the best parts about chili is that it's super freezer-friendly. You can freeze any leftovers in an airtight glass container, Ziploc bag or silicone cubes for up to 3 months. When you're ready to enjoy, let the chili defrost in the fridge overnight then reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or in a pot on the stovetop.
Quick & Easy Chili Recipes
These chili recipes are so delicious and simple to make, too. There's something for everyone in this list! Don't forget you can customize your toppings and swap out your proteins to make a chili your whole family will love.
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Other Recipes You May Like
These recipes may not be chilis, but they've got similar flavours. You can even make these soups in the Instant Pot, slow cooker or on the stove!