11 Best Chili Recipes

Chili is one of the best comfort foods, easy to make, and keeps well-preserved for days. Although the origins of chili are hotly debated, most modern chili recipes have their origin in modern Texas down through the Southwestern US and Mexico. According to the International Chili Society, chili is a uniquely American culinary creation. With influences from many cultures and regions, you will find a variety of meat-based chili, bean-based chili, and a mix of the two. The vast majority of these recipes will also include onion, peppers, and spices, and put an emphasis on slow cooking, pressure cooking, and letting the chili rest as it naturally enhances the flavors. After much searching and consideration, we have prepared our 11 best chili recipes for you to try!

Pro Tip: if your chili is a little too watery, try to thicken your chili...

How to Thicken Chili:

One way to thicken chili is to make a cornstarch slurry. To do that, Mix 1 tbsp. of cornstarch and cold water together, stirring well to remove any lumps. Then, stir the slurry into your chili and let it simmer for another 10 minutes to fully thicken.

Note: Cornstarch isn't the only way to thicken chili. You can also use flour, cornmeal, or masa harina as a cornstarch substitute.

Easy Chili Recipes for Meal Prep:

Instant Pot Steakhouse Chili
Protein 48 grams – Carbohydrates 31 grams – Fat 26 grams

White Chicken Chili
Protein 44 grams – Carbohydrates 14 grams – Fat 14 grams

10-Minute Chili
Protein 24 grams – Carbohydrates 12 grams – Fat 18 grams

Crockpot Pumpkin Chili
Protein 35 grams – Carbohydrates 31 grams – Fat 21 grams

Classic Chili
Protein 25 grams – Carbohydrates 34 grams – Fat 11 grams

Beef Chili
Protein 24 grams – Carbohydrates 38 grams – Fat 14 grams

Vegetarian Chili
Protein 11 grams – Carbohydrates 38 grams – Fat 7 grams

Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
Protein 31 grams – Carbohydrates 55 grams – Fat 30 grams

Debdoozie’s Blue Ribbon Chili
Protein 27 grams – Carbohydrates 25 grams – Fat 31 grams

Flatlander Chili
Protein 21 grams – Carbohydrates 23 grams – Fat 20 grams

Healthy Turkey Chili
Protein 32 grams – Carbohydrates 47 grams – Fat 4 grams

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