When it comes to planning a menu for casual winter gatherings, chili always fits the bill. An easy one pot meal, the savory, warm, hearty bowl is sure to satisfy any crowd — especially with a side of corn bread.
Next game day, treat friends and family to one of the top-rated variations on classic chili below. Or better yet, invite everyone into the kitchen for a chili cook-off and see which one wins the flavor test!
|Texas Beef Chili
Most Lone Star chili masters shun beans and tomatoes. To them, chili is all about meat—beef only—and the chile seasoning. Still, if you want to top your bowl with a little sour cream and cheddar, we won’t tell.
|Moroccan-Spiced Vegetarian Chili
Butternut squash, dried fruits and chickpeas star in this meat-free chili, which is rich with flavorful spices. Serve it with couscous for an interesting twist.
|Turkey Poblano Chili
Ground turkey gives this chili a leaner texture, but bold seasonings ensure delicious results. Bonus: the recipe is simple to prepare, requiring minimal ingredients.
|Smoky Beef Chili with Tortilla Chip Crust
For a Mexican theme, skip the corn bread and top your chili with a broiled cheese and tortilla chip crust. This slow-cooked chili gains a distinctly mesquite flavor from The Smoking Gun.
Great Northern beans and grilled chicken breast slices make this dish a satisfying but healthy one. And according to customers, it’s even better the day after — so make enough for leftovers.