This Week, Tuck Into a Big Bowl of Chili

Cook, Fall, Recipe Roundup

Game Day Chili Recipes

Nothing goes better with fall weather and football games than a big pot of chili. From “white” (tomato-free) turkey chili to the classic Texas beef chili, we’ve got something for everyone—vegetarians included! Here are our favorite variations on the fall classic.

 

Texas Beef Chili

 

Lone Star chili masters shun beans and tomatoes in favor of an all-meat chili con carne. Like so many dishes in Texas, this chili is all about the beef.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

 

Even fervent meat eaters will appreciate this hearty, satisfying sweet potato and black bean chili.

Turkey and White Bean Chili

 

Instead of using a tomato-based sauce and red meat, white chili calls or using white beans and turkey or chicken meat. This creamy one-pot version, which is redolent of cumin, green chiles and an underutilized herb, marjoram, is easy enough to pull off on any weeknight.

 

 

Mole-Style Chili with Black Beans and Andouille

 

Here, spicy andouille sausage stands in for beef (but you can also omit it for a vegetarian option).

Turkey, Two-Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

 

Lean ground turkey, beans and sweet potatoes—this dish is loaded with nutritious ingredients. Expect plenty of flavor without the added fat.

Chipotle-Spiced Buffalo Chili

 

This chili is deeply flavored with smoky chiles and fragrant ground spices.

Smoky Beef Chili

 

Topping beef chili with a bright salsa made with cherry tomatoes, fresh corn and zippy lime juice, adds a refreshing note to a dish that’s a traditional cold-weather comfort food.

Sweet Potato and White Bean Chili with Sage

 

Using canned cannellini beans and crushed tomatoes streamlines the process of making this hearty vegetarian chili, a warming meatless meal for a cold evening. For an even prettier presentation, fry a handful of fresh sage leaves in a small fry pan of olive oil and arrange a few on top of each serving.

Game Day Chili

 

You can make this beef and sweet potato chili a day or two in advance, and then reheat it just before kickoff. The secret ingredient? A splash of tequila. 

White Chili

 

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.

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.

 

 

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