Beef Chili Recipes

Make delicious chili on your stove or in your slow cooker. These meaty chili recipes will win over the pickiest judges in your crowd!

Staff Picks

Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Rating: 4.82 stars
8007
This is the chili recipe the gang eats at Purdue Boilermaker football games. I always prep and cook the chili the night before and then reheat the next day. This is a combination of many different tomato-based chili recipes. Good luck and enjoy.

Best Damn Chili

Rating: 4.73 stars
667
After years of adjustments I have found a recipe for all to enjoy. Previous ones were either too hot or too mild, this one even was to the liking of my finance who hates chili.

Easy Homemade Chili

Rating: 4.32 stars
437
Easy homemade chili. Goes great with cornbread or over corn chips for a chili pie! I like to use spicy pinto beans.

It's Chili by George!!

Rating: 4.65 stars
3203
Can be made on the stove or in the slow cooker. It's quick, easy and so good.
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Authentic Cincinnati Chili

Rating: 4.6 stars
250
This was handed down to me by Mom, a Cincinnati native. Skimming the fat makes this a healthier version than most, and gives it the right consistency. I like mine 4-way, with spaghetti, raw chopped onions, grated mild cheddar, and oyster crackers!

Instant Pot® Quick and Easy Outlaw Chili Beans

Rating: 4.15 stars
26
These chili beans are delicious and so easy to make. Dinner is ready in 45 minutes or less! If your chili doesn't have beans it's not outlaw chili. Garnish with lime, cilantro, diced onions, Cheddar cheese, and diced avocado.

My Chili

Rating: 4.61 stars
1338
This is the easiest chili recipe, and it is delicious and sure to please everyone. Using home canned tomatoes gives the best flavor, but is not necessary. Enjoy.

Christina's Slow Cooker Chili

Rating: 4.52 stars
27
This is a long-standing favorite recipe evolved to suit the slow cooker and minimal messing around. Chop vegetables, brown meat, throw it all in, and walk away.

Homemade Chili

Rating: 4.78 stars
36
My boys and husband love this. Add some corn chips or Cheddar cheese and it is to die for. I have made this for my husband's work and for church functions and it is always a winner.

Just Like Wendy's® Chili

Rating: 4.81 stars
789
After trying several clone recipes and adjusting them to my tastes, I've concocted what I think is the best clone. Serve topped with finely diced white onions and/or shredded cheese. Enjoy!

Quick Chili I

Rating: 4.69 stars
548
Easy chili with beans can be made as mild or spicy as desired. It's even better the next day.

Slow Cooker Chili II

Rating: 4.3 stars
981
The slow cooker is a great way to make chili. This beefy chili is packed with beans, veggies, and spice.
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Inspiration and Ideas

"Little Known, Less Cared About" Chili
Rating: Unrated
88
"[My husband] said—with one thumb up, the other holding onto his spoon, and his mouth full of chili—'Best chili I've ever had!'" – naples34102
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Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Rating: 4.82 stars
8007

This is the chili recipe the gang eats at Purdue Boilermaker football games. I always prep and cook the chili the night before and then reheat the next day. This is a combination of many different tomato-based chili recipes. Good luck and enjoy.