New Ways to Upgrade Chili Night

Last Updated October 17, 2017
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Chili is our favorite one-pot meal, especially as the nights start to get cold.

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,”...

White Turkey Chili with Barley

This comfy chili is a great use of leftover turkey. You can even toss in leftover vegetables too. We love it topped with flavorful cheddar cheese.

Bourbon Trail Chili

Bourbon Trail Chili
This chili is based on flavors from the Woodford Reserve Flavor Wheel. Add bourbon close to the end of cooking so that the alcohol cooks out but the bourbon flavors remain.

Indian-Spiced Pumpkin and Jackfruit Chili

Indian-Spiced Pumpkin and Jackfruit Chili
This chili received some awesome feedback at my neighborhood chili cook-off. I made this without beans (true chili has no beans!) but I think the addition of beans or lentils could prove fantastic in...

Spicy Vegan White Bean Chili

Use gloves when handling the jalapeño pepper. If you prefer your chili with a kick, keep seeds and ribs intact. Fresh poblano and pasilla peppers are quite mild. Dried, they give off a little bit of...

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...

Vegetarian Chili

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

Texas-Style Old Creek Ranch Pork Chili

Pork and a combination of dried chilies–Guajillo, Ancho, Japones– turn up the heat in this spicy chili recipe that is perfect for a late night supper under the stars.  The...

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...

Alaskan Smoked Porter Chili

Get this chili simmering on the stove early and your family will be sitting down for dinner before you even call them! Make sure you make enough for leftovers, this is one of those dishes that tastes...

Silver Palate Chili

When I want a classic, tomatoey, rich chili, I go to The Silver Plate cookbook, which is a classic in it's own right. Of course I modify it slightly every time I make it depending on what's in the...
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