5 Great New Chili Recipes

ChiliChiliWe've rounded up some of our best and most interesting chili recipes. These days, chili seems to be going the way of California Pizza Kitchen - exciting for some, worrisome for others. The parallels that can be drawn with pizza are rather intriguing, or disturbing, depending on your perspective. They're both dishes created by an immigrant population that have become Americanized and exceedingly popular. And in both cases, regional versions have come into being. And with both pizza and chili, we haven't stopped innovating. So we're not just talking about Cincinnati-Style Chili here. It is an interesting (or dangerous) thing indeed when Americans get creative with classics.

Ultimate ChiliUltimate ChiliThe Ultimate Chili

In the spirit of love and America, I'm offering up what I often serve at my place to enjoy on your NFL Sundays. Game day plus beer plus chili equals America.

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Sausage ChiliSausage Chili
Sausage Chili Verde with Hominy and Pumpkin Recipe

This contemporary dish celebrates the regional cooking staples of Mexico and fall's most seasonal produce.

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Beef and Espresso Chili with Cayenne Cream Recipe (Picture at Top of Page)

This chili is gluten-free and delicious. The flavor of espresso complements and enhances the flavor of the beef, giving it an umami-boost. A slow cooker makes this chili come together with ease, simmering away at a low temperature while you're out going about your day.

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Cincinnati ChiliCincinnati ChiliCincinnati-Style Chili Recipe

This regional style of chili to an American version of bolognese. A deeply flavorful meat-tomato sauce with a complex spice profile, served over spaghetti and topped with shredded Cheddar and chopped onions. If you're thinking, chili...on spaghetti? Really? Believe it. Even this devout Texas chili fan has been made a convert.

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Vegan Pumpkin ChiliVegan Pumpkin ChiliVegan Pumpkin Chili Recipe

'Tis the season for pumpkin everything. This recipe puts a twist on regular chili with puréed pumpkin and a little dark chocolate.


1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
One 15 1/2-ounce can chickpeas
One 15 1/2-ounce can pumpkin purée
1/4 cup grated dark chocolate
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
One 12-ounce bottle pumpkin ale or Oktoberfest beer
Salt, to taste
Non-dairy sour cream, for garnish


In a large pot, combine the peppers and onion and place over medium heat. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, chickpeas, and pumpkin purée. Stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate and spices. Slowly pour in the beer and stir to mix in. Season with salt, to taste, reduce the heat, and cover. Simmer for about 1 hour. Garnish with a dollop of non-dairy sour cream.

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-Will Budiaman, The Daily Meal