Slideshow: Super Bowl Eats: 8 Chili Recipes That Are Not Vegetarian

The Food Lab's Chili
The Food Lab's Chili
The Food Lab breaks down the chili into its distinct elements—the chiles, the beef, the beans, and the flavorings—perfecting each one before putting them all together in one big happy pot. Get the recipe »
Real Texas Chili con Carne
Real Texas Chili con Carne
Do you prefer a no-frills, no-beans, meaty chili? Then this recipe is for you. It's a real-deal chili con carne, old-school and Texas-style. What does that mean? First of all, absolutely no beans. No tomatoes. Indeed, there's very little that goes into the pot other than beef and chiles (and plenty of both!). Have at it, chili purists! Get the recipe »
Cheesy Chili Mac
Cheesy Chili Mac
Here's a really important question. Why doesn't chili-mac always come with extra cheesy-goo? It's easy to do. Just make a simple ground beef chili (you can take or leave the canned beans as you see fit), add it to a simple stovetop mac and cheese (evaporated milk makes that really easy), then bake the whole thing off with extra cheese. Get the recipe »
Chili for Burgers, Dogs or Fries
Chili for Burgers, Dogs or Fries
You'd think that making a really great chili burger is as simple as making really great chili and a really great burger and sticking them together. But it ain't that simple. The problem is that a great chili is a meal in itself, not a condiment. Here, we've created the perfect chili-as-condiment for topping burgers, fries, or hot dogs. It has a finer, sauce-like texture that doesn't distract from the crispness of the burger or overwhelm the bun. Get the recipe »
All-American Chili
All-American Chili
Loaded with beans and vegetables, each serving of this chili also contains about two or three ounces of hearty meat—enough to get some with every bite, but not so much that you'll feel like you're eating a burger. The spice is dead-on, as well. A combination of chili powder, diced jalapeño pepper, and hot Italian turkey sausage punches everything up without overwhelming the other flavors. Get the recipe »
Turkey Chili Soup with Hominy
Turkey Chili Soup with Hominy
The punch of this recipe relies on two kinds of chile powder—ancho and chipotle—and is thickened with flour rather than simmered for ages to reduce. But the most unique element is the hominy; swelled kernels of corn treated to have their husks and germ removed, the same source material grits are made with. They make this almost like a cross between chili and pozole, which is further established by the topping of cilantro and tortilla chips. Get the recipe »