6 Hearty Chilis That Are Perfect for Winter
Warm spices like allspice and cinnamon distinguish Cincy-style chili, and simmering beef in water keeps it super-moist. This version trades the traditional mound of spaghetti for pan-crisped bucatini, a topper that keeps calories and carbs in check. We add a little ground chuck to the beef mixture for extra richness.
Can't Believe It's Veggie Chili
Mushrooms and liquid aminos (soybean concentrate) lend meaty flavor to this vegetarian chili, while kidney beans and wheat berries contribute to the hearty texture.
Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili
This robust three-bean chili has a fairly mild flavor. If you want more heat, increase the amount of chili powder and don’t seed the jalapeños.
White Chicken Chili
Oven-roasting fresh chile peppers builds complexity in this white bean chili. A combination of diced chicken and ground pork amps up meaty flavor, and half-and-half and a creamy avocado topping make the broth velvety smooth.
Colorado Green Chili
A panful of char-roasted fresh green peppers gives this pork-based chili its distinctive hue. You can sub sweet green bell peppers for Cubanelles if you prefer. Look for masa harina—the traditional thickener in this chili—in the supermarket’s international aisle or at Latin markets. Serve with brown rice, if desired.
Fast Chicken Chili With Butternut Squash
Rotisserie chicken helps make this hearty chili convenient without sacrificing rich, complex favor.