18 Hearty Chili Recipes for Slow Cooker and Stovetop

Delicious Chili Recipes for Stovetop and Slow Cooker

30 Minute Chili with Cornbread
30 Minute Chili with Cornbread

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Here are some of my favorite chili recipes and several of the most popular chili recipes on this site. Choose from ground beef chilis, chili with beans, white chicken chili, and more.

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    Crock Pot No-Bean Chili With Beef

    Crock Pot No Bean Chili
    Simple Crock Pot No Bean Chili.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

     Use coarsely ground beef or stewing beef, or use part sausage or ground pork. The recipe includes a number of variations and garnish ideas.

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    Quick and Easy Stovetop Beef Chili with Beans

    Classic Chili in bowls

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

     This quick and easy chili doesn't lack flavor, and it is quite versatile. Add some bell pepper or  chile peppers and top it with a melty shredded cheese.

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    Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

    Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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      This easy slow cooker chicken chili is relatively light and low calorie compared to the classic beef or pork chili. Boneless chicken breasts and a variety of canned beans make the chili super easy and convenient.

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    Slow Cooker Chili Beans With Ground Beef

    Slow cooker chili beans with ground beef

    The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

    This flavorful slow cooker chili is made with dried beans, ground beef, chili powder, and a variety of seasonings. Plan to soak the beans overnight or follow the quick soak directions on the package of beans.

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    All-Season 30 Minute Chili

    30 Minute Chili with Cornbread
    30 Minute Chili with Cornbread.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

     This quick and easy chili is the perfect solution for the busy day question "what's for supper?"  Bake a fresh pan of cornbread or keep some in the freezer for meals like this.

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    Simple Chili With Ground Beef

    Simple Ground Beef Chili
    Quick, Simple Ground Beef Chili.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

     Spice this simple ground beef chili up with hot ground pepper, extra chili powder and cumin, chopped hot or mild peppers, or other favorite ingredients.

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    Game Day Chili

    Game Day Chili
    Game Day Chili.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This tasty slow cooker chili makes a big batch, and it's packed with beef and spices.Feel free to add some jalapeno peppers for a little more kick, and serve it with your favorite cornbread, hot out of the oven.

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    Crockpot Chili With Ground Beef and Beans

    Chili with Beans and Cornbread Crumble
    Chili with Beans and Cornbread Crumble.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This crockpot chili is made with lean ground beef, onions, canned beans, diced tomatoes, garlic, chili powder, and more seasonings and chopped vegetables.

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    Ground Beef and Sausage Chili

    Slow cooker chili with ground beef and sausage

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    This is a great chili to enjoy on a cold winter day. Serve this chili with fresh baked cornbread or crusty rolls.

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    Chicken, Sausage, and White Bean Chili

    Chicken, Sausage, and White Bean Chili
    Chicken, Sausage, and White Bean Chili.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This chicken chili is loaded with flavor, and it makes a great fall or winter meal with cornbread or biscuits.

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    Hearty Chicken Chili With White Beans

    White Chicken Chili
    White Chicken Chili.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

     Both chicken thighs and chicken breasts go into this high-flavor chicken chili. The chili is cooked on the stovetop with white beans, some tomatoes, corn, and seasonings.

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    Spicy Chili With Ground Beef and Pork

    spicy chili
    spicy chili.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    This spicy, tangy chili is made with ground beef and pork, tomatoes, and peppers. Top this tasty chili with shredded Cheddar cheese and serve it with cornbread or savory corn muffins.

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    Chili Con Carne

    Chili Con Carne with Beans
    Chili Con Carne with Beans.

    Smneedham / Photolibrary / Getty Images

    A recipe for chili con carne, with ground beef round, tomatoes, red beans, chili powder, peppers, and other seasonings.

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    Ground Beef and Black Bean Chili

    Beef and Black Bean Chili
    Beef and Black Bean Chili.

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Serve this hearty ground beef and black bean chili with cornbread or corn waffles (pictured). This is a great everyday family meal your family will ask for again and again.

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    Easy Ground Beef Chili

    Ground beef chilli

    The Spruce

    This is a ground beef chili recipe with cooked or canned beans, onion and bell pepper, lean ground beef, tomatoes, chile peppers, and seasonings. If you're using dried beans, start this the night before.

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    Chunky Turkey Chili

    Slow Cooker Chunky Turkey or Beef Chili Recipe

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    This easy crock pot turkey chili can be made with ground beef as well. It features salsa, pinto beans, and shredded cheese.

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    Favorite Crockpot Chili

    Crockpot Chili

    rudisill / Getty Images

    This flavorful slow cooked chili is made with ground beef and kidney beans. It's a classic combination of flavors, with lots of chili powder and some cumin.

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    Hearty Beef and Pork Chili

    Hearty Chili With Pork and Ground Beef
    Hearty Chili With Pork and Ground Beef.

    Paul Poplis / Photolibrary / Getty Images

    This chili is made with coarsely ground beef and ground pork shoulder. Use a meat grinder or your food processor to mince the meat.