Choose Your Chili: 15 Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

Last Updated January 30, 2016
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The perfect one-pot dinner is also a front and center dish in every Super Bowl spread. From fully-loaded vegetarian varieties to combos of bacon and bison, beef and stout or a Buffalo Chicken Chill for wings’ lovers, there’s something for every mood in this Game Day mix.

Black Beef Chili with Stout

“This chili has layered flavors that start with the bitterness from stout beer, progressing to the heat from four chili varieties and finishes with the warmth of cocoa powder and hearty beef,”...

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Buffalo Chicken Chili
When I made soups for Casler's, a former restaurant in Fishers, the owner asked me for a soup that guys would like while they watch games. Since buffalo chicken–wings, sandwiches or whatever–was a...

Black Bean Chili

Last weekend, I was huffing and puffing up the Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park. What a stunning desert wilderness. The natural...

Fully Loaded Vegetable Chili

fully loaded vegetable chili by The Pollan Family
This vegetable chili has all of the smoky seasonings of a conventional beef chili, and the addition of the ancient grain bulgur gives a pleasing meat-like heartiness and texture. Don’t be put off by...

Bison Chili

The flavor of chili improves with age but a long simmer or making it a day or 2 ahead isn’t always possible. We purée half of the ingredients together to produce the long-simmered depth of flavor,...

Ancho Coffee & Eggplant Black Bean Chili

Like beans, bacon and coffee for breakfast? Combine them for dinner! Coffee lends a hearty dimension to this black bean chili. Try smoked jowl for this: The pig’s cheeks make for tasty bacon. Or...

One-Pot Chili with Baked Potatoes

One-Pot Chili with Baked Potatoes
Juicy, tangy, with a bit of chili heat, and easy to make—this is a one-pot recipe, so you won’t have much washing up! I like to use chipotle chili paste, because it’s made with smoked jalapeños...

Bison Bacon Chili

This bean-free chili packs a flavorful punch with its bacon and bison combo.

Vegetarian Red Ale Chili

Julia San Bartolome adapted this recipe from Vinita Anand, proprietor of Poseidon Brewing Company in Ventura. “I think many beers would go with this chili,” says San Bartolome. “I enjoyed it...

Pat Tinker's Chili

Homemade chili sauce: Place “fresh” (partly dried) New Mexico chili peppers in a single closely packed layer on a large baking sheet and roast in the oven at 400°, turning occasionally, until...

Spicy White IPA Chili with Pork

“The hoppy bitterness of a traditional IPA comes through in every bite of this recipe. If you don’t like that flavor, this is not the chili for you,” says San Bartolome, who used Union Jack from...

Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili
This easy and hearty vegetarian chili combines kidney beans, black beans, loads of veggies and jalapeños for a spicy kick.

Venison and Black Bean Chili

Venison and Black Bean Chili
This is a great basic chili recipe. It has lots of flavor and is easy to modify. If you’re not a hunter or don’t have access to venison, try it with roasted chicken as we did here. Just skip the...

Spicy Pork Chili with Maple Imperial Stout

This chili was developed for a February beer-and-food-pairing dinner at Mad River Glen hosted by Sean Lawson, where he runs the naturalist programs. It gets richness and heft from the Fayston Maple...

Cowgirl Chili

Cowgirl Chili
While my husband complains that I always put too much stuff in my chili, everyone else seems to love it. Packed with wholesome goodness in the beans, plus vegetables, healthy fat, and spice, this dish...
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