73 Winning Chili Recipes

Beef, turkey, veggie, beans or no beans - it's gonna be tough to decide which one of these champion chilis to try first.

Ground Turkey Chili

"This was simple and delicious. I doubled the spices and beans!"


Kelly's Chili with Mushrooms

"By far the best chili recipe on the internet, and the internet is vast. I've won the Super Bowl chili contest two years in a row with this."


Chili Con Carne With Beans

“Superb recipe. So easy, and tastes brilliant!”


The Best White Chicken Chili

"I love this! I had it at a friend's house, and had to make it at home. Such a good, healthy recipe!"


Skyline Chili Dip

"You can't find an easier dip recipe out there. Just four ingredients is all it takes and honestly it'll be one of the best things you'll make. Trust me. I served it with jalapeño Frito scoops and it was a hit!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Black Bean & Chocolate Chili

"Best chili ever! I simply adore this recipe, it has definitely become a staple in our house!"


Easy Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili

"I am rating this five stars because it is fast, easy, healthy and economical.”

-Gina Farina

Yankee Chili

"Great chili! It has a nice bit of kick from the chili powder. Served with sour cream, scallions and some Fritos, which is the best way to eat chili."

-Jonathan Melendez

Award Winning Chili

"Don't let the grease from the meat go to waste! Drain it off into a saute pan and add some cornmeal. Brown the cornmeal in the grease and then add it back into your chili. It will thicken your chili as it cooks and will add a hint of corn flavor."


Cowboy Steak Chili in a Slow Cooker

"We are avid campers and this chili recipe is now a staple of our camping trips. We make this in advance along with some jalapeño and cheese cornbread.”

-Scott L.

Slow-Cooked Chicken Chili

“This was the first time I've tried a chili that involved layering the ingredients instead of mixing them. So when I opened the pot and everything was cooked but sitting there I was worried. Began to mix and slowly, I had this beautiful, thick rich chili that was studded with corn and lovely chunks of peppers. The dish is well seasoned without being spicy-hot, which won it many stars with my neighbor and lunch companion.”


Firehouse Chili

"This is a great recipe. It was extremely easy to make. Both of my picky eaters ate it. My husband liked it so much, he told me that I need to use this recipe from now on when making chili."

-S. McCormick

Ground Turkey & White Bean Chili

"Very good chili. We did not garnish with sour cream but did serve the chili with corn bread. Very easy and wonderful flavor."

-Ms B.

Debbie's Slow-Cooker Chili

"This was super great chili! I have my own tried and true recipe, but I figured I would try this since I needed to use the crock-pot. Well, my family flipped over it and my husband said I outdid myself!”


Hormel Chili Dip

"I made this for the basketball game Saturday afternoon. It was supposed to be a snack, but my husband and I ended up eating the whole pie pan full for lunch!"


Beefy Baked Beans

“These baked beans were amazing! They’re super easy to make and feed a crowd. I made them in a cast iron dutch oven and just transferred the whole dish to the oven so that I didn’t have to dirty so many dishes.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Hearty Vegetarian Tofu Chili

“I made this exactly as stated except I used a red bell pepper for more antioxidants. The flavor and texture was perfect!”

-Carol G.

Tasty Low-Sodium Chili

"This is perhaps the biggest life saver I have ever come across. Good, low-sodium food is very hard to come by. This recipe takes the cake! Be sure to stick to the measurements, as adding too much gives the chili a rather large kick. If you stick to the recipe, though, it should come out sweet, with just a bit of a nip to it.”


Hearty Chili for a Crowd

"Made this for a chili cook-off. Won first prize. Although I haven't tried any yet because it was gone by the time we got home."


Leftover Turkey or Chicken Chili

"Had this for lunch today using leftover chicken breast. We liked it. However, the consistency was more like soup, so we added a cornstarch slurry to thicken it up a bit.”

-Dr. Jenny

Our Family Favorite Slow-Cooker Chili

"Worthy of ten stars! I have made this so many times, I've lost count. Couldn't be easier, and everyone loves it."

-Bunny Slippers

Simple Chili

“I added a quarter teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. Wow! That slight tweak pepped up this dish for the two of us, allowing all the complex flavors to burst out. We ate the whole thing in one sitting with bread and butter! Definitely a recipe to hold onto and repeat often.”


Chili Colorado

"This recipe for Chili Colorado is right on the nose. Just like you might find in Mexico."


Chili Con Carne With Beans

"This recipe was great and so easy to make. We added some jalapenos to give it more of a bite."


The Best Chili You Will Ever Taste

"My husband fixed this for us and it was the best chili I've ever had! The beer, coffee, and cocoa gave it a unique flavor!”

-Lucky Clover

Tomatillo Chili Verde

A delicious, tangy, brothy-chili that brings umami to the next level.

Easy-to-Make Homemade Chili

"This is the one of the best chilis I've ever made. The three-hour simmer is key."


White Chicken Chili

"Oh did this ever hit the spot! We had a cold, rainy day and made it exactly as the recipe stated. It was tummy-patting good. I recommend this to everyone."


Venison Chili

"Absolutely amazing! I can't wait for leftovers. I will definitely make this again."

-Nancy C.

Beef Chili With Bacon & Black Beans

"My dad said that this was to die for, my mom called it the best chili she's ever had and my husband had piping-hot bowls of it for dinner three nights in a row!"

-Chef 608905

Smoky Slow-Cooker Chili

"Delicious! We really loved this spicy, flavorful chili. My family raved over this and gave it two thumbs up. It is definitely a keeper!"


15-Minute Chili

"This is so quick to make, yet healthy, tasty and filling! This is a great 'emergency meal' recipe when you need something quick."


Buffalo Chicken Chili

Now here's a spin on your traditional chili recipe! Buffalo sauce is key for this dish, which also features chicken, beans and a bit of beer.

White Chili

"This has been a regular in our dinner rotation since I first tried the recipe a couple of years ago. It is delicious, filling and very easy. It freezes nicely too, but there are rarely any leftovers!"


Red Hot Chili

"This is a really powerful chili, so tailor the spices to your liking!"


Low Carb Chili

"The spices in this are spot on. I simmered the chili for two hours and it turned out great!"

-Mr. Sandman

Healthy Turkey Chili

"This is a great chili. We enjoyed it with shredded cheddar and sour cream."

-Delicious as it Looks

Spicy Turkey Chili

"Wow was this spicy and I didn't even have any hot chili sauce. It was great!"


My Favorite Chili

"Made this chili last night and omg, it is so good! This was one of the best chili's I've had, and will be definitely be used from now on. My boyfriend had two huge helpings at dinner and had another helping in the middle of the night!"


Copycat Wendy's Chili

"'Perfect' is the word my husband used to describe this chili. We've been married for almost 17 years, and I don't recall him ever using that term for anything I've made!"

-Joy in Iowa

Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

"Besides being dead-easy to make because of the excellent instructions, I got to use my Crock-Pot to make a terrific-tasting, healthy meal for my family, that we all enjoyed."


Black & White Bean Chicken Chili

"The milk and the two types of beans gave it a nice creamy, chowder-like texture. The avocado made a perfect topping. I will enjoy making this again!"

-Roxygirl in Colorado

Vegetarian Chili

"This hit the spot for my craving for a good vegetarian chili. It was delicious."

-Sharon 123

Real Texas Chili

"This chili is real authentic Texan chili. It's extra hot with cayenne pepper."


Vegan Chili

"This is an exceptional recipe. It's so easy, flavorful, and a real crowd-pleaser."


Boston Black Bean Chili

"This was an excellent, rich, and flavorful chili for a dreary day. It's almost like a black bean soup."

-Mama's Kitchen (Hope)

Homemade Bread Bowls

"It's harder than you'd think to find a bread bowl recipe that looks good and stands up to the soup inside while also tasting good. This is the perfect recipe!"

-Bonnie G #2

The Best Bowl of Chili I've Ever Had...

"Wow, this is absolutely delicious! Great flavor and just the right amount of heat."

-Papa D 1946-2012

Granny's Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili

"I'm not vegetarian but have been trying to cut down on meat consumption; I've found that all the vegetarian chilis I've tried taste like they're lacking something. Not this one.”



“I put everything in the slow cooker last night and just shredded the chicken this morning. It is so good, we are having a hard time waiting to get into it before the football game today! I will serve the sour cream separately.”


Two-Alarm Chili

"Simple, straight-forward Texas chili. Perfect seasoning combination."


Tim Hortons Chili

"I made a batch of this chili to freeze dinners for my father-in-law. It's delicious! It turned out great! Tim's would be proud!"


Slow-Cooker Chili & Beans

“This was very, very good chili. I’ve made it twice now, and both times the flavor was exceptional!”

-sallee in Kingsville

No-Bean Chili

"Love this recipe! My husband and I swear by it."


Grand Prize Chili

"This is the best chili! I made it twice, the second time I substituted beer for the water and added some pureed chipotle peppers - it was even more awesome!"


Weight Watchers Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili

"Absolutely delicious and so easy! I use a 28-ounce can of tomatoes, plus one can of Rotel tomatoes. Wonderful!"


Spicy Sweet Honey Chili

“Loved it! Palate explosion! I halved the cinnamon and added a few sprinkles of ginger!”


Sweet Italian Chili

"I'm making this for the fourth time in two months. I tripled the recipe for a small party and there were no leftovers!”


Chili Blanco

"This tasted so good to me. I served this hot over tortilla chips. A great hearty recipe!”


Spicy Pork and Black Bean Chili

"Best chili I've made. This will become a regular."

-Aaron Bauer

Nice, Simple Chili

"I really enjoyed this nice chili. It was simple to make and had a lot of flavor."


Slow-Cooker Chili con Carne y Beans

"Almost as hot as the title claims, but with a rich flavor. Made a big hit at a recent picnic. This is a keeper!"

-James Taylor

Hawaiian Chicken Chili

"This was a nice change from the usual beef chili that we make. I loved the idea of the pineapple, chicken, and chili combined. I topped it with tortilla chips, shredded cheddar, sour cream, and green onions."

-Lucky Clover

Lentil Chili

"This was a great lentil chili! I added in carrots and a little green onion. I also used cayenne pepper instead of the chili powder. Loved the recipe and will make this again!"


Chasen's Chili

“This chili is fantastic! Texture is perfect and the flavor has wonderful depth!”


White Bean Chicken Chili

"Excellent! It was very good."


Green Tortilla Chili

"It is delish. It is so tasty due to the cilantro, salsa and garlic!"


Chile Verde Con Cerdo (Green Chili With Pork)

“My husband, who has been eating Mexican food his entire life, really enjoyed it. I actually made burritos out of this. Just used a slotted spoon, spooned the mixture into the tortilla, rolled it up and it was delicious.”


Coney Island Chili Dog Sauce

“This was awesome coney sauce! We added a can of kidney beans because my spouse loves beans in coney sauce. This went really well with the hotdogs and Fritos!”

-Amy F.

Ed's Chicago Cocoa Chili

"I made this last night for an event. It was a huge success. Every bite was eaten.”

-Kelly H

Guinness & Filet Mignon Chili

"This was one of the best, if not the best chilis we've ever had! Cooked it in the crockpot for about seven hours instead of on the stovetop, but it turned out perfectly! The filet and ground sirloin together were fab!"

-Kirstin in the Couv

Wienerschnitzel-Style Chili

“It's really fabulous! Where I live the closest Wienerschnitzel is 4 hours away. I made so much of this yummy stuff last night that we were able to have it for lunch today, too. This time I poured it over tortilla chips and topped it with shredded cheese and they made the best nachos! I'm afraid I'm in love with this recipe!"

-Piper Lee

Pumpkin Chili Mexicana

“I have one suggestion that I think made this chili everyone’s favorite. My one suggestion that was a big hit is to serve the warm chili over a large baked potato and top with sour cream and chives. This will be our annual Halloween chili for years to come.”

-Long legged mama