Simmer low and slow for a warm, hearty bowl of chili.
September 09, 2015
1 of 6Photo: Randy Mayor
Curl Up With a Chili Cup
Our secret to a satisfying chili? The steamy simmer of a slow cooker. Go on: Plug it in and serve your family a dinner they will never forget.
This hearty slow cooker pork chili with pinto beans gets its smoky flavor from the combination of chili powder, cumin, oregano, tomatillos, and Mexican-style hot tomato sauce. The beer balances out the spice and helps to blend all of these hot-and-smoky ingredients.
2 of 6Photo: Oxmoor House
Pinto Bean Chili with Corn and Winter Squash
The spiciness of this light yet satisfying chili is complemented by the subtle sweetness of corn and winter squash. Queso fresco is a crumbly, slightly salty Mexican cheese that's available in many large supermarkets. If you can't find it, substitute crumbled feta or farmer cheese. For a heartier chili, add one cup thawed frozen meatless crumbles. For a vegan version, use shredded soy cheddar or mozzarella cheese.
3 of 6Photo: Randy Mayor
White Bean Chili with Corn Chip Crunch
The classic munchy—corn chips—adds a little salty, crunchy punch to each bite.
Chickpeas give an unexpected twist to classic chili. On second thought, nearly all of the flavors in this recipe give an entirely different flavor to the typical Tex-Mex staple, but it will soon become a classic.
This super-easy slow-cooker chili recipe takes just minutes to prepare before simmering low and slow for 4 hours. Red wine adds body to this traditional chili, which features classic ingredients like green bell pepper, onion, stewed tomatoes, cumin, and chili powder.