From traditional beef and kidney bean chili con carne to lean turkey or vegetarian chilies—these cozy stove-top pots or mellow slow cooker recipes are ideal for a brisk fall day.

Here are seven comforting chili recipes…

1. Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili

You can still enjoy a comforting bowl of chili—even if you don’t eat meat, thanks to this protein-rich three-bean chili. Each serving contains a trio of red kidney, pinto, and cannellini beans, plus chunks of butternut, stewed tomatoes, and red chili flakes for spice.

Source: Cooking Light


2. Pazole Chili

If you really want to do chili the right way, look to Mexico where you’ll find the spiciest, tastiest flavours that’ll tickle your tongue and your ribs. This pazole chili is actually a traditional Mexican soup—made with jalapeños, serrano peppers or poblano chili peppers (or both), lean ground chicken, cumin, mild green salsa, white kidney beans, and sweet corn. Top a steaming bowl with slice avocado, sour cream, or plain yogurt, or serve leftovers atop rice.

Source: Canadian Living

3. Chunky Beef & Sausage Chili

This chili will warm your tummy on a brisk autumn evening. Just cozy up on the couch and set the slow cooker to simmer for a winning combination of Italian sausage and stewing beef, bean medley, garlic, tomatoes, and fragrant spices, including oregano and cinnamon.

Source: Chatelaine

4. Slow-Cooker Green Chili

The crock pot provides a convenient way to have a hot, hearty meal on a busy fall day.  And this unique green chili recipe will be a crowd-pleaser, made with tender boneless pork shoulder, chicken stock, yellow onion, garlic, cumin, carrots, mini red potatoes, and fresh cilantro. Spice with poblano chilies or Anaheim chilies and cut the sizzle with a hearty drizzle of fresh lime.

Source: Martha Stewart

5. Oh Smoky Slow Cooker Chili

You will be crying “oh smoky” after sinking your spoon or crusty bread into a bowl of this slow cooker chili, made with pinto beans, chili powder, tomatillos, tomatoes, cumin, and oregano. However, the secret to the smokiness comes from a combination of smoked ham hock and Mexican-style hot tomato sauce—Ole!

Source: My Recipes


6. Good Old Chili Con Carne

The official autumn warm up is always chili con carne, and this all-time classic recipe—filled with minced beef, potatoes, butter, beans, onions, garlic, carrots, celery and chickpeas won’t disappoint your palate. Season your “good old” chili with traditional spices of chilli powder, cumin and a gracious pinch of cinnamon spice.

Source: Jamie Oliver

7. Triple Chocolate Beef & Bean Chili

Who says chili can’t be decadent? This massive pot takes the cake as far as chocolate-lovers are concerned. You won’t go back once you sample this sweet yet spicy stew made with traditional pinto beans, chipotle and ancho chilies, and beef chunk, seasoned with the regular cumin, oregano, paprika, cinnamon, and the irresistible sweetness of cocoa powder, semisweet chocolate, and chocolate stout beer.

Source: Saveur


Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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