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.
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.
Here are some of our favorite chili recipes:
Pressure Cooker Ground Beef Chili: 30-minute beef chili in the pressure cooker! Made with green peppers, onions, celery, ground beef, and tomatoes. Topped with shredded cheese and sliced green onions.
Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Chili: Perfect for busy weeks! Made with chicken thighs or breasts, onions, celery, black beans, frozen corn, chicken broth, tomato puree, and spices. EASY!
Spicy Vegetarian Chili: Best vegetarian chili! With eggplant, plum tomatoes, onion, garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, jalapeños, white beans, kidney beans, and cilantro. You won’t even miss the meat!
Chili con Carne: With chunks of chuck roast, browned in bacon fat and cooked with red kidney beans, red chili and chipotle chili, onion, garlic, jalapeños, tomatoes, and lime juice. Top with grated cheddar and chopped red onion. So GOOD!
Chile Verde: Authentic Mexican pork chile verde with chunks of pork shoulder slow cooked in a roasted tomatillo and jalapeño chile verde sauce. So good!
White Chili: EASY! With white beans, chicken, garlic, onions, green chiles, and Monterey jack cheese.
Turkey Chili: Great for turkey leftovers! This turkey chili recipe uses shredded turkey meat, kidney beans, onion, garlic, tomatoes and chili.
Chili Beans with Rice: One of our favorite mid-week dinners! Louisiana style chili beans with ground beef and pinto beans, served over rice.
Pumpkin Chili: Made with chunks of pumpkin, ground pork, black beans, a bottle of beer, and plenty of spices. Ready in under an hour. Even better the next day.