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Instant Pot Chili con Carne

Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of our favorite dishes to re-create in them. This cooks up fast but tastes like it simmered all day! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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....


Meaty Three-Bean Chili

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


Three-Bean Veggie Chili

I adapted a recipe that my sister gave me to suit my family's tastes. The bulgur has a nice texture,...


Tasty Taco Soup

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

Colony Mountain Chili

My husband created this chili for a local cooking contest, and it won the People's Choice award. It's loaded with...

Southwestern Three-Meat Chili

When Mom came to live with me several years ago, I told her it was now my turn to cook....


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...


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...


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...


Bean & Bulgur Chili

A hot bowl of this zesty bulgur and bean chili will warm you throughout the year. The bulgur adds amazing...


Zippy Vegetarian Chili

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


Three-Meat Chili

A combination of pork tenderloin, ground turkey and ground beef make this chili unique. Instead of pinto beans, you can...


Hearty Taco Chili

Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning give extra special flavor to my hearty chili. Folks will come back for seconds....


Guilt-Free Chicken Chili

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


Bean & Beef Slow-Cooked Chili

This chili may be already chock-full, but we love to build it up even more with toppings like pico de...


Weeknight Taco Soup

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


Southwest Frito Pie

I got a real culture shock when we moved to New Mexico several years ago, but we grew to love...


Slow-Cooker Enchiladas

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


Super-Duper Chili

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


Chicken & Bean Chili

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


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...

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Taco Bean Soup

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


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...


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...


Flavorful Southwestern Chili

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


Contest-Winning Vegetarian Chili

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


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...