Gallery: 15 Chili Recipes We Love

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 »
Chile Verde
Chile Verde
We all know chili: thick, rich, spicy, meaty, complex, and red, right? But what about green chili, that equally complex, fresher, porkier cousin common to many Southwestern states? Get the recipe »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt ]

Dutch Oven Chili
Dutch Oven Chili
Just like cooking at home, the key to great chili is to build up flavor in layers. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Kenji Lopez-Alt ]

The Best Vegetarian Bean Chili
The Best Vegetarian Bean Chili
With beans, plenty of veggies and a well-crafted deep flavor profile, there's no way you'll still be hungry after a steaming bowl of this chunky chili. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Vegetarian Chili (with Peanut Butter!)
Vegetarian Chili (with Peanut Butter!)
Vegetarian chili (or vegan chili if you don't sprinkle cheese on top) is a fun, flavorful dish that's easy to whip up in a hurry with very few exotic or expensive ingredients. Well, some might consider peanut butter a little exotic. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Flickr: little blue hen]

Vegan Frito Pie
Vegan Frito Pie

Tailgating staple, vegan-style, with Vegetarian Bean Chili served on top of fritos with Pickled Red Onions, jalapeños, and avocado. A sprinkle of fresh cilantro, a scattering of sliced scallions, and a squeeze of lime all add freshness.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Cheesy Chili Mac
Cheesy Chili Mac
Make a simple ground beef chili, add it to a simple stovetop mac and cheese, then bake the whole thing off with extra cheese for a yummy dish worth the excessive calories. 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 »
Gluten-Free Chili Cornbread Bake
Gluten-Free Chili Cornbread Bake
Use your favorite chili recipe as the base, then spoon cornbread batter over the chili and bake.The cornbread bakes up light and fluffy but doesn't overpower the robust spices and flavors of the chili. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Elizabeth Barbone]

Chili Tamale Pie
Chili Tamale Pie
Though not slow-simmered, this dark, brooding chili gets a boost—and plenty of depth—from earthy ancho powder and unsweetened cocoa. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

30-Minute White Bean Turkey Chili
30-Minute White Bean Turkey Chili
A quick, easy chili highlighting creamy cannellini beans, fresh poblano peppers, and green chilies. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Yasmin Fahr]

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If you've got the roast turkey meat on hand, this whole dish comes together in about 15 minutes of real work, and is ready for the table in under an hour. It'll taste like it simmered all day. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Tripe Chili
Tripe Chili
The heart of the dish is the ancho, the guajillo, the chipotle chili pods. Nothing is as integral to chili as the chili (except maybe for the beans, if you ascribe to the beans component of chili), but tripe is the perfect canvas on which to paint your spicy red trail. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: Chichi Wang]

Pueblo Green Chili
Pueblo Green Chili
This chili goes on anything—especially whole cheeseburgers to make Pueblo Sloppers. Place a cheeseburger, bun and all into a bowl. Top with a handful of shredded cheese and pout a couple ladles of green chili on top. Get the recipe »

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Turkey and Roasted Poblano Chili
Turkey and Roasted Poblano Chili
This version uses braised turkey thighs and roasted poblano peppers to add some smoky flavor. Get the recipe »