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The Best Chili Recipes

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.

southern soul food chili in a white bowl with cheese on top

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.

Homemade Chili Seasoning

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.

What do you serve chili usually with? Cornbread!

Cornbread Recipes

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Jalapeno Vegan Muffins

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Jiffy Jalapeno Cheddar 

Vegan Cornbread

The Best Chili Recipes

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!