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.