20 Tasty Chili Recipes To Warm You Up

Upgrade your chili recipe with these delicious new ideas.

February 17, 2017
Chunky Tex-Mex Chili

It might be snowing, the temperatures may be dropping, but that doesn't mean you have to stay cold. Instead, just get a little chili.  

Related: 16 Hot Breakfast Ideas For Cold Mornings

These 20 recipes (meat-packed and vegetarian-friendly) are just what you need this winter. 

Turkey Chili
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Turkey Chili

Serve the chili by itself or over brown rice or barley.

Get the Turkey Chili recipe from The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook

Black Bean Chili
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Black Bean Chili

A little overnight prep means you can enjoy this warming chili in one weekend, start to finish.

Get the Black Bean Chili recipe from Love Your Lower Body

Vegetarian Chili
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Vegetarian Chili

Meat-free yet hearty, this produce-packed stew does healthy comfort food right.

Get the Vegetarian Chili recipe from The Healthy You Diet

bbq chicken chili
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BBQ Chicken Chili

A hearty, yet healthy option for cozying up with a hot meal on a cold day? Chili! Made right, the stick-to-your-ribs stew will give you warm and fuzzy feelings during and after mealtime.

Get the BBQ Chicken Chili recipe from The Body Reset Diet Cookbook

Mexican Chocolate Chili
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Mexican Chocolate Chili

A fun twist on a classic, this chili is for adventurous souls and chocolate lovers alike.

Get the Mexican Chocolate Chili recipe from Love Your Body

Quinoa Chili
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Quinoa Chili

Whether you prefer your chili mild or spicy, simply adjust the amount of cayenne that you use to suit your taste. The avocado has a nice cooling effect next to the robust full-flavored chili.

Get the Quinoa Chili recipe from 2-Week Turnaround Diet Cookbook

High-Protein Vegetarian Chili
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High-Protein Vegetarian Chili

With a healthy chunk of fall and winter vegetables, this meatless chili will give you a serious nutrient serving. 

Get the High-Protein Vegetarian Chili recipe from The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook

Fire-Roasted Chili
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Fire-Roasted Chili

Bust out the Dutch oven for this extra-spicy creation.

Get the Fire-Roasted Chili recipe from The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Cookbook

Chili Cheese Fries
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Chili Cheese Fries

Love fries and chili? This recipe is the perfect marriage of both. 

Get the Chili Cheese Fries recipe from The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Cookbook

Fast, Hearty Turkey Chili
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Fast, Hearty Turkey Chili

All you need are 15 minutes. We swear, that's it. 

Get the Fast, Hearty Turkey Chili recipe from The Sugar Smart Diet

Winter-Vegetable Chili
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Winter-Vegetable Chili

On paper, vegetarian chili sounds like a smart idea—the hidden-ball trick for your daily servings. The problem: All-veg varieties taste like... vegetables! The solution: Choose produce that actually works with Mexican flavors, and don't skimp on fresh toppings like tomato, avocado, and pickled jalapenos.

Get the Winter-Vegetable Chili recipe from Guy Gourmet

Chunky Tex-Mex Chili
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Chunky Tex-Mex Chili

Like some NFL playoff teams, lean meats are overrated. Zero-fat ground turkey breast has zero taste. If you want to cut calories while still creating a championship bowl of Texas red, stick to relatively lean cubed dark-meat chicken or beef sirloin. They both turn tender and flavorful when slow-simmered.

Get the Chunky Tex-Mex Chili recipe from Guy Gourmet

Chicken Chili and Beans
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Chicken Chili and Beans

As with any good chili, this can be made ahead and reheated.

Get the Chicken Chili and Beans recipe from The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook

New Mexico Green Chili
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New Mexico Green Chili

Though in Texas the meat of choice for a Texas-style chili is beef, in New Mexico chili is made with pork.

Get the New Mexico Green Chili recipe from The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook

Chili Mac, with Jack
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Chili Mac, with Jack

When you get a combination like chili, macaroni, and cheese together, the whole family will be thrilled. 

Get the Chili Mac, with Jack recipe from The New Abs Diet Cookbook

Zesty Turkey Chili
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Zesty Turkey Chili

Spices like chili powder, cumin, oregano, and chipotle make this classic dish all the more zesty. 

Get the Zesty Turkey Chili recipe from Flat Belly Diet! Diabetes

Four-Bean Quinoa Chili
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Four-Bean Quinoa Chili

In just under three hours, you can serve this hearty dish (and yes, beer is included), with an added boost of healthy quinoa. 

Get the Four-Bean Quinoa Chili recipe from Eat Clean, Stay Lean

Three Amigos Chili
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Three Amigos Chili

Chickpeas, black beans, and kidney beans will all simmer in this turkey chili soup that'll keep you warm during the coldest months. 

Get the Three Amigos Chili recipe from The New! Abs Diet Cookbook

turkey chili
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Turkey Chili Soup

Serve the soup with homemade tortilla crisps, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days, or freeze for up to two months.

Get the Turkey Chili Soup recipe from 2-Week Turnaround Diet Cookbook

Southwestern Bean and Pumpkin Chili
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Southwestern Bean and Pumpkin Chili

A little bit of flaxseed oil in this recipe goes a long way, and it'll help to cut down on fat and calorie count.

Get the Southwestern Bean and Pumpkin Chili recipe from The Diabetes D-Tour Diet Cookbook

The article 20 Tasty Chili Recipes to Warm You Up originally appeared on Rodale Wellness.

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