By Carl Hanson

Chili is the perfect food for the Big Game. An affordable crowd-pleaser, chili's an easy party dish that scales up easily, can be made ahead of time, and requires zero fussing about. It's a smart way to feed a big football crowd.

Terrific Turkey Chili | Photo by Cooking Monster Bryan

Here are some first-string chili recipes worthy of the biggest game of the year.

Beef Chili

Turkey Chili

Chili Without Beans

Pork Chili

White Chili

Vegetarian Chili

Are you aiming for MVP status? Consider adding beautiful heirloom beans to the bowl.

Chili with Guacamole and Cheese | Photo by Meredith

Finishing Touches

These tasty toppings ensure the big win.

  • Sliced green onions
  • Diced yellow onions
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Sour cream
  • Sliced black olives
  • Tortillas or corn chips
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Salsa

Related: How to Make Chili Like a Champion

And while we're at it, let's not forget chili's choice companion, the famous Cornbread Waffle.

Cornbread Waffles | Photo by lutzflcat

Want more chili recipes? These 6 championship chili recipes are blue-ribbon winners. Or take a peek at our complete collection of Chili Recipes.

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