7 Chili Recipes for Tailgating on Game Day

That's right, chili. We've found 7 crowd pleaser recipes that vary from classic dishes to white chicken recipes and everything in between!

1. Classic Chili In Cheese Bowls
What's better than a classic chili recipe? A classic chili in a flaky, crusty cheese bowl!

olive or other vegetable oil, for cooking
1 large onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1-2 lb lean ground beef or bison
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 28 oz (796 mL) can diced or whole tomatoes, with their juices
1 14 oz (398 mL) can crushed tomatoes
1 19 oz (540 mL) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 14 oz (398 mL) can baked beans
6 large crusty cheese buns
grated cheddar, for serving (optional)

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In a a large pot, heat a generous drizzle of oil over medium-high heat. Cook the onions, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add the red pepper and garlic and cook for another 3-4 minutes, then add the ground beef or bison and cook over medium heat, stirring and breaking up any lumps, until the meat is no longer pink. Add the chili powder, cumin, and oregano, and cook for another minute. Add the tomatoes and beans, bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat and cook for 1 hour, until the mixture is thick. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately, or cool completely and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months.

Vegetarian Three Bean Chipotle ChiliVegetarian Three Bean Chipotle Chili
2. Vegetarian Three Bean Chipotle Chili
This smokey chili chock full of beans is a must-have Super Bowl party dish for vegetarian football fanatics.
Make vegetarian three bean chipotle chili

Homemade Chili MacHomemade Chili Mac
3. Homemade Chili Mac
Whip up this homemade chili mac and your kids will be just as excited for football Sunday as your hubby!
Make homemade chili mac

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Chili in a Football Bread BowlChili in a Football Bread Bowl
4. Chili in a Football Bread Bowl
This is the perfect accessory for any chili and a must-have at any Super Bowl party.
Make chili in a football bread bowl

Spicy, Cozy Chili Bean SoupSpicy, Cozy Chili Bean Soup
5. Spicy, Cozy Chili Bean Soup
Is it chili or is it soup? It's both ... and a tasty halftime treat, too!
Make spicy, cozy chili bean soup

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White Chicken ChiliWhite Chicken Chili
6. White Chicken Chili
It may not look like chili, but it will blow your party guests away with its savory flavors.
Make white chicken chili

Killer Beef Red ChiliKiller Beef Red Chili
7. Killer Beef Red Chili
Serve this killer beef recipe at your next game day party and we imagine you won't have to worry about storing leftovers!
Make killer beef red chili

- By Macki West

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