Chili Recipes!

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It’s that time of year again, bone chilling weather and NFL playoffs. The perfect time for steamy hot and hearty chili. Whether you like your chili with beans or without, with turkey, chicken, ground beef or chuck, scorchingly hot or mild, a big bowl of chili is wonderfully satisfying on a cold winter day. Here’s a list of chili recipes on Simply Recipes:

And here are some wonderful chili recipes on favorite food blogs from around the web:

Hint: If you find yourself trying to eat chili that is just too spicy hot, you can cool it off a bit with some sour cream or avocados. The fat molecules in cream and avocados absorb the capsaicin that is responsible for the spicy burning sensation of hot chilis. Chili is great on its own or served with rice or with some good Southern corn bread. Do you have a favorite cold-weather chili recipe? If so please let us know about it in the comments.

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  • jonathan

    I’ve been using the one posted below for quite some time, and with great success. Very complex flavors, including coffee, cocoa and beer. Better if prepared a day in advance. I use half the beans, sugar and hot peppers called for (people can can always add more later if they like their chili “bean-ier”, sweeter or hotter).

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chili-I-2/Detail.aspx

  • lydia

    I have a few favorites — lately tending towards white beans, chicken, anything that’s not red — but the absolute favorite in our family is one that is very much the opposite. It’s a black bean vegetarian chili, more on the sweet side, though it can definitely be “heated” up. I posted the recipe here:
    http://www.theperfectpantry.com/2006/09/black_beans_can.html

  • Malinda

    I’m definitely going to have to try one of these this weekend. Hard to chose which one! All look delicious. One thing I’ve been doing lately thanks to Emeril), is mixing a a scoop of cornmeal and water to make a paste, then adding it to my chili during the last 20 minutes are so. Helps thicken the sauce and gives it the slightest corn taste.

  • katy

    I have this major problem with chili, which is that my boyfriend always orders it and I always just *assume* that it’s vegetarian, and always ask him for a taste, and am regularly stunned to find my mouth suddenly full of beef. I need to get it into my head that chili is not all vegetarian!

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