Chili Without Beans Recipes

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Skyline Chili II

Rating: 4.5 stars
12
Super spicy chili con carne! Serve over spaghetti or some other type of pasta, topped with shredded Colby cheese and additional chopped onions if desired. This comes out almost black in color and is VERY HOT!

Terrific Turkey Chili

Rating: 4.78 stars
1085
Using some fresh and some canned ingredients, this chili is a snap to throw together and will keep you craving it for days. Chunky zucchini, fresh green onion, sour cream, and - what the heck - shredded Cheddar cheese, are sure to make this your favorite chili recipe. If you like beans in your chili, garbanzos right out of the can are great in this.

Paleo Chili

Rating: 4.82 stars
164
Paleo (eating like our pre-agricultural revolution ancestors ate) chili is made without beans. In the west we typically include beans, but I think even non-paleo eaters will enjoy this deep smoky flavorful chili. This is best made a day ahead so the flavors can meld together. Serve with green onions and sour cream.

Instant Pot® No-Bean Turkey Chili

Rating: 5 stars
2
We all know true chili uses beef and no beans, but this is so flavorful you won't miss the beef. This turkey chili is cooked in the Instant Pot® with minimal ingredients which makes it budget-friendly! Feel free to add additional toppings like chopped onion, cheese, sour cream, scallions, etc.

Hatch Chili

Rating: 4.59 stars
75
I've been making this Hatch green chili for years and it never fails to please!

Chili Paneer

Rating: 4.67 stars
3
My husband loves this recipe. It never goes wrong!

Jeff's Hot Dog Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars
394
A really good chili sauce like I had as a kid. This took me many years to get the ingredients just right. Hope you enjoy.

Creamy White Chicken Chili with Salsa Verde

Rating: 4.81 stars
32
You will enjoy everything to do with this white chicken chili made with salsa verde. It tingles the nostrils, warms the tongue, and causes taste bud euphoria. Serve with sour cream and shredded pepper Jack cheese.

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!

Spicy Slow-Cooked Beanless Chili

Rating: 4.71 stars
68
If you like spicy food like me, you will enjoy this chili; it's not for the faint of heart.

Colorado Green Chili (Chile Verde)

Rating: 4.66 stars
128
My version of my mother's green chili. I like to serve it over oven-baked burritos or with beans and rice. If you can't find a chile roaster, look for frozen diced chiles at your supermarket. You can also freeze fresh roasted chiles for off-season use.

Caveman Chili

Rating: 4.8 stars
45
Low-carb chili made in the slow cooker.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Tori's Beanless Chili
Rating: Unrated
27
"Tons of flavor, and the perfect consistency. A new favorite!" – justcookin
Chef John's Pressure Cooker Beef Chili
Rating: Unrated
59
"This was super easy to make and super delicious." – nvsteve

Creamy White Chicken Chili with Salsa Verde

Rating: 4.81 stars
32

You will enjoy everything to do with this white chicken chili made with salsa verde. It tingles the nostrils, warms the tongue, and causes taste bud euphoria. Serve with sour cream and shredded pepper Jack cheese.