6 chili recipes to chill out with

Chili is hearty, easy to make and delicious. A small amount of effort yields generous results, and leftovers are never bad to have on hand.

6 chili recipes to chill out with

Photo: Erik Putz

Big Batch Turkey Chili

Turkey is a lean meat that doesn’t skimp on flavour when mixed with the bold spices of a pot of chili. We especially like the addition of corn in this recipe. It’s a big batch, yielding 14 cups, so make room in the freezer. Your future self will thank you. Get the recipe: Big Batch Turkey Chili

Dutch oven filled with meaty chili that has chunks of tomatoes, corn kernels and black beansPhoto: Erik Putz

Hearty Vegetarian Chili

You won’t even miss meat as you munch away on a bowl of this. It’s chock full of goodies like diced zucchini, sweet peppers, carrots and a bean medley. Crusty bread for dunking is mandatory for this one. Get the recipe: Hearty Vegetarian Chili

two bowls of vegetarian chili with garlic toast and grated cheesePhoto: Maya Visnyei


Cosy, Chunky Chicken Chili

Forget ground meat, this is chili meets stew with chunks of tender chicken (we recommend using thigh for always-juicy results) and veggies all cooked up in a savoury and not-too-spicy sauce. Get the recipe: Cosy, Chunky Chicken Chili

Mug of chunky chili with carrots, chicken and beans with tortilla chips on the side

Make-Ahead Lentil Chili

Here’s your double-whammy of protein: lentils plus beans. This make-ahead meal features soft chunks of sweet potato and is just begging you to add a dollop of sour cream. Get the recipe: Make-Ahead Lentil Chili

enamel bowl filled with chunky veggie chiliPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chili Mac

We’re getting a little wild by mixing two faves. That’s right, mac and cheese is getting familiar with chili and it’s a beautiful thing. Look at all that cheese! LOOK AT IT! Get the recipe: Chili Mac

cheesy pasta with beef and beansPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Here’s ground turkey again, shaking things up. This time with the help of pumpkin puree. Cinnamon and chickpeas are also hanging out, but don’t worry, everything works well together. Get ready to meet your new favourite dish. Get the recipe: Turkey Pumpkin Chili

bowl of chili with ground turkey, pumpkin and chickpeasPhoto: Andrew Grinton
This article was originally published on Nov 22, 2020

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