Here’s a list of the best chili recipes. Chili is a comforting food that you can serve year-round & there are tons of variations out there. Some with beans, some without. Some use beef, some use chicken. With lots of chili recipes to choose from, it can get overwhelming. This list includes 15 of the top ones.
What Is Chili?
Chili is a American stew recipe made with protein, tomatoes, and spices. It’s a recipe where people really make it their own. There’s seriously thousands of different chili recipes out there. Beef chili, turkey chili, vegan chili, seafood chili…there’s a chili recipe for various taste buds and dietary restrictions.
Like a lot of recipes, the key to a good chili is the seasoning! If you ever find yourself in a jam, making your own homemade chili seasoning is very easy. Here is a link to a homemade chili seasoning.
FAQs & Tips
Does chili have beans? Sometimes. Some recipes call for beans, some do not. You’ll find a couple bean-free chili recipes in the list.
How do you serve chili? When it comes to serving chili, the sky is the limit. Common chili toppings include cheese, sour cream, green onion, or chives.
How do you store leftovers ? Allow any leftovers to cool first. Store leftover chili in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Can you freeze chili? Yes. To freeze chili, place the cooled, leftover chili in a freezer-friendly plastic bag. I like to lay mine flat to freeze. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Here's a list of 15 top chili recipes. Chili is a comforting food that can be eaten year-round. There are tons of variations of chilis out there - some with beans, some without. Some with beef, some with chicken. With lots of chili recipes out there, it can get overwhelming. Here I compiled a list of the best ones around!
This Easy, Keto Low-Carb Beef Chili is the best quick recipe that is loaded with spices, vegetables, and without beans. This hearty dish is made stovetop and is perfect for weeknight dinners or meal prep. Top this with bacon, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocados, or more!
White Bean Chicken Chili – comforting, hearty chicken chili stew with white beans – a great balance of creaminess from the beans and warmth from the spices. It is super quick and easy to whip up. Dinner ready in just 30 minutes!
Fajita Chili Recipe – An easy chili recipe that starts with fajita seasoning, peppers and onions resulting in new and exciting flavors to homemade chili. If you love this chili, definitely try my Best Chili Recipe ever!
Chicken Chili with Black Eyed Peas Recipe – A hearty unique and comforting chili flavored with traditional chili flavors and the unique addition of black eyed peas. If you love this recipe, definitely check out my Best Chili recipe!
This Easy Butternut Squash Chili recipe is made with red or black beans, turkey or ground beef, and homemade chili seasoning. Feel free to roast your squash for added flavor! Top the chili with sour cream, avocado, or crackers.
Slow cooker buffalo chicken chili pairs traditional chili & Buffalo chicken inspired ingredients. Buffalo sauce, celery, and carrots cook with tomatoes, beans, and chili spices. This hearty & flavorful chili can also be made in the Instant Pot.