Whether you’re serving vegans or big-time beef lovers, chili is a fuss-free, budget-friendly meal-in-one sure to please any palate. Break out your biggest pot—or the Instant Pot or slow cooker—and check out some of our favorite chili recipes for fall.
Baked Chili Mac
Gooey mac and cheese meets vegetarian chili in this 5-ingredient family fave. A trio of smart shortcut ingredients—salsa, canned chili, and shredded cheese—make this stick-to-your-ribs chili a go-to for busy weeknights.
Cincinnati Chili Spaghetti
Part pasta, part chili, all delicious. This midwestern regional favorite is meaty, cheesy comfort in a bowl.
Take 5 Beef and Bean Chili
Save time in the kitchen and the grocery store with one fabulous 5-ingredient chili. Budget-friendly canned beans and zesty tomatoes with green chilies combine with ground beef for a satisfying bowl that hits the table in 30 minutes.
Chili Cornbread Skillet Bake
5 ingredients + 20 minutes + 1 pan = our kind of dinner! Refried beans and canned chili topped with an irresistible crumble of cornbread, melty cheese, and scallions is a home run meal-in-one.
Instant Pot Black Bean Chili
Treat yourself and your wallet to a delicious, budget-friendly bowl straight from the Instant Pot. Dried beans and frozen corn bulk up this vegan-friendly chili that transforms into a topping for crispy tostadas later in the week.
Chili Con Carne
Coax maximum flavor and tenderness out of “budget cut” beef chuck roast with easy, slow cooker chili con carne. Smoky chipotles in adobo bring a rich depth of flavor to this frugal-friendly recipe that stretches even further served over rice.
Almost Vegetarian Chili
A little meat goes a long way in this rich and hearty black bean chili. Two slices of smoky bacon are a secret flavor weapon together with a savory blend of onion, garlic, tomato sauce, and spices.
Game Day Beef Chili
Serve up two game day favorites with one easy, satisfying recipe. This hearty chili loaded with beef, tomatoes, and red beans doubles as a topping for DIY nachos.