21 Top-Rated Chili Recipes with Beef, Pork, Chicken, or Turkey

Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
Boilermaker Tailgate Chili | Photo by Molly.

We've gathered together our top-rated chili recipes. There's a chili here to satisfy any craving: Chicken chili, turkey chili, beef chili, pork chili, vegetarian chili. Chili with beans, chili without beans. Chili made on the stovetop, chili from the slow cooker — even pressure-cooker chili! They're all here — all 5-star rated and rave-worthy.

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Beef, Bean, and Beer Chili

Beef, Bean, and Beer Chili
Photo by Chef John.

This beef and been chili has wonderful depth of flavor. A bottle of beer, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a touch of cocoa powder are the keys to victory. Enjoy topped with crème fraiche, cilantro, and maybe a dash of cayenne.

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Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili
Oreo Cookies

Here's a white-bean chicken chili with diced jalapeno peppers, chopped green chile peppers, and seasonings. "This chili was perfect," says WINEANDCHEESE. "Super easy to make and delicious."

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Pork Chili Verde (Green Pork Chili)

Pork Chili Verde (Green Pork Chili)
Photo by Chef John.

You'll brown pieces of pork shoulder with onions and seasonings and then combine with a flavorful tomatillo sauce featuring garlic, jalapenos, poblano peppers, cilantro, and chicken stock. Add gold potatoes and let everything simmer!

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Pressure Cooker Beef Chili

Pressure Cooker Beef Chili
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The pressure cooker creates fork-tender beef chili in 15 minutes instead of the usual hours of simmering. This no-bean chili could be the best, most tender beef chili you'll ever eat!

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Chicken and Chorizo Chili

Chorizo sausage and ground chicken mix it up with red bell peppers, black beans, white beans, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, and beer.

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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
Boilermaker Tailgate Chili | Photo by Molly.

Here's a big, meaty chili that combines ground beef and Italian sausage with chili beans in a spicy tomato-based sauce. "Still the best chilli ever," raves JeffKat. "I've made this chili over 10 times now and I have to make double batches because every member of my family requests it."

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Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili in a blue mug
Melissa Goff

Here's a healthy chili that combines ground turkey with black beans, low-sodium tomato soup, and spices. "This is wonderful," says lala3237. "Just the right amount of heat to it and very filling."

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Black Bean Chili

Here's a vegetarian chili starring black beans and lots of vegetables including jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, corn, mushrooms, and roma tomatoes. "It's a great alternative to typical beef chili," says LEE THRASH.

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Instant Pot® Turkey Chili

Instant Pot® Turkey Chili
France C

"It doesn't get easier than this! Brown some meat, then toss in the rest of the ingredients and hit start!" says France C. "Feel free to adjust the heat level by adding more chipotle peppers and/or adobo sauce. The cocoa powder and cinnamon are ideas I got from my favorite chili seasoning available at a local spice shop — they really transform the dish! I like to top this with sour cream, green onion and shredded smoked Cheddar."

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Easy White Chicken Chili

Easy White Chicken Chili
Photo by Mrs. Ray.

Boneless chicken breast combines with cannellini beans, chopped green chiles, and spices. "We love this chicken chili," says Brenda. "And it's great the next day as a leftover. DELICIOUS!"

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Emily's Chipotle Chili

Hot Italian sausage and ground beef mix it up with kidney beans and minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. "The chipotle peppers give this slow cooker chili a subtle, smoky flavor," says Emily. "Add more minced chipotle peppers to taste."

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White Chili with Ground Turkey

White Chili with Ground Turkey
Photo by myredeemedlife.

"A great alternative to regular chili," says Donna. It combines ground turkey and cannellini beans with green chile peppers, garlic, and Mexican spices, including cumin and ground cinnamon. Garnish with cheese, salsa, sour cream, and cilantro, and serve with rolled tortillas.

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Tori's Beanless Chili

Tori's Beanless Chili
Photo by Nicolette.

A simple ground beef chili without the beans. "Tons of flavor & the perfect consistency," raves justcookin. "A new favorite!

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Simple Turkey Chili

Simple Turkey Chili
Photo by NERDBOX.

Ground turkey simmers with canned crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, garlic, and chili seasonings. "This is a very simple and hearty chili with plenty of flavor," says Amanda. "It's even better the second day!"

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Hatch Chili

Arizona Hatch Chili
Photo by Yoly.

Roasted Hatch green chile peppers from New Mexico are slow cooked with pork roast, onions, tomatoes, and spices. "I was so excited to find this recipe," raves ChrisJon43. "I grew up eating this chili and have been making it myself for decades!"

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Washabinaros Chili

Strong brewed coffee and dark beer are the secret ingredients in this spicy Italian sausage and ground beef chili with kidney beans. "This chili recipe has won me back-to-back office chili cook-offs," says Brad.

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Terrific Turkey Chili

Terrific Turkey Chili
Photo by Nicolette.

Here's a terrific no-bean turkey chili. "It uses some fresh and some canned ingredients," says big surprise. "It's a snap to throw together." The recipe calls for zucchini, green bell peppers, crushed tomatoes, prepared salsa, and taco seasoning mix.

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It's Chili By George

It's Chili by George!!
lutzflcat

Lean ground beef simmers with pinto beans and kidney beans in this blockbuster chili. "This was superb," says ATLOOMIS. "A great dish to freeze and bring out when you need a quick meal."

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Jerre's Black Bean and Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Chili

Jerre's Black Bean and Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Chili
CookinBug

An easy pork tenderloin chili with black beans, jarred salsa, bell peppers, and chili seasonings. "Delicious," says Jane. "Healthy, very hearty and filling. A keeper, for sure."

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Creamy White Chicken Chili with Salsa Verde

Creamy White Chicken Chili with Salsa Verde
lynn9980

This white chicken chili, made with rotisserie chicken and salsa verde, "tingles the nostrils, warms the tongue, and causes taste bud euphoria," says lynn9980. "Serve with sour cream and shredded pepper Jack cheese."

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Christina's Slow Cooker Chili

Christina's Slow Cooker Chili
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"Chop vegetables, brown ground beef, throw it all in, and walk away," says Al G. "This is a long-standing favorite recipe evolved to suit the slow cooker and minimal messing around."

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