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Beef Taco Chili

This is one of my husband's absolute favorite dishes. It was voted best chili at our county's autumn harvest festival. If you like less broth, use just 1-3/4 cups water and 1-1/2 tsp. bouillon. —Dana Beery, Ione, Washington

Pork, Bean & Rice Burritos

The combination of spices is key to this slow-cooked pork—it's my family's favorite burrito filling. The aroma that fills the...


Flavorful Southwestern Chili

“This filling, hearty recipe comes from my grandmother,” writes Jenny Greear from Huntington, West Virginia. “It’s full of flavor, freezes...


Mexican Bean ‘n’ Barley Chili

Chili powder adds just the right amount of “heat” to this filling, fast and fabulous vegetarian meal idea from Lana...


Texas Chili con Carne

I love to cook, but meals at my house have to be ready in a hurry because we're always on...

Meaty Three-Bean Chili

Meet the Cook: Doubling this recipe is automatic for me - just about everyone wants more than one bowl! If...


Tasty Taco Soup

When I serve this soup at parties, everyone asks for the recipe. It makes a lot, so if I'm not...


30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky no-meat chili is good for you. It's loaded...


Taco Bean Soup

This hearty three-bean soup is very easy to fix. You can add a can of green chiles if you like...


Chicken & Bean Chili

Chili Time is any time you want to make a hungry crowd happy. This creamy chili is a must at...


Hot Dogs with Chili Beans

This was a recipe my mom used often when I was growing up. These hot dogs were a favorite summertime...


Cantina Pinto Beans

This dish was inspired by one served at a restaurant in Dallas, Texas. The chef added chunks of ham, but...


Zippy Vegetarian Chili

Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...

Guilt-Free Chicken Chili

This chili is a keeper. Make it on Sunday and you get lunch for the rest of the week, too....


Weeknight Taco Soup

This soup turned out delicious on the first try, when I was working without a recipe. You could also add...


Contest-Winning Vegetarian Chili

My husband and I love vegetarian Dutch oven recipes—and this vegetarian chili is one of our favorites. It makes...


Hearty Sausage-Chicken Chili

The company I work for has an annual chili cook-off, and this unusual recipe of mine was a winner. I...


Ham and Bean Chili

Leftover ham gets an unusual treatment from Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois in this creative chili blend that features three...


Slow-Cooker Enchiladas

As a busy wife and mother of two young sons, I rely on this handy recipe. I layer enchilada ingredients...


Deluxe Walking Nachos

This slow-cooked potluck chili makes an awesome filling for a little bag of walk-around nachos. Cut the bag lengthwise to...


Truly Texan Chili

I am a native Texan, and this is the best chili recipe I've ever tasted—it's meaty and spicy. I'd make...


Super-Duper Chili

No one ever guesses the "secret ingredient" in this recipe that I created. A can of mushroom soup is what...

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