The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping, and what else can that mean than … it’s CHILI SEASON! Whether you like yours with beans or without, topped with all the fixins or plain, or traditional or with an interesting twist, no one can pass up a delicious chili recipe at this time of year. Whip up a batch for your football viewing or for an easy dinner on Halloween. Chili never lets you down! Here are a few of our tried-and-true chili recipes that we highly recommend. Enjoy!
Chili Recipes to Try This Fall
This recipe makes your house smell oh-so-good, and the smell casts a spell, just in time for Halloween! Enjoy an exotic twist to delight your family or a crowd.
Easy, Classic Chili
For the perfect meal on a cold winter’s night, this is the recipe for you. Not only is it super tasty, but it’s also ridiculously easy to make. Brown the meat, dump it all in the Crock-Pot and you can climb back under the warm blankets until it’s ready. YUM!
StyleBlueprint Cofounder Liza Graves has the perfect last name for Halloween and thus her go-to chili recipe, made every October 31, is named for the occasion with simply her last name. As her kids don’t like tomatoes, not one is found in this pot of chili. Keep this on simmer as the doorbell rings and know that you have the perfect meaty meal to counter all that sugar!
Kentucky Bourbon Chili
Colder temps call for bourbon in the glass AND in the chili, right? Well, someone wised up and paired them together for a blissful and perfect combination. Try this delicious number by the fireplace, perhaps with a little more bourbon on the side!
Chili Con Carne
This tasty Texas-born recipe comes from brothers Matt and Ted Lee, who have authored three cookbooks: The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook and Simple Fresh Southern, which have won a combined five James Beard and IACP cookbook awards, and The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, which has been called “a work of art” by Pat Conroy and “a gastronomic tour-de-force” by The Wall Street Journal. In addition to their company, The Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts, which sells foods essential to any Southern pantry, and their cookbooks, Matt and Ted write for numerous publications including The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living and Travel & Leisure. One things for sure, these are pretty impressive credentials that make for a pretty impressive pot of chili!
Meaty Pumpkin Chili
Pumpkins can be added to almost anything for a delightful fall touch: granola, lattes and … CHILI! This pumpkin chili feels indulgent while adding some extra nutrition that pumpkin has in spades.
Chili can easily be vegan as beans, onions, peppers, tomatoes and spices together make a delicious and substantial meal. This recipe, from Early Girl Eatery in Asheville, North Carolina, is simply delicious no matter if you eat meat or not! It’s also a great soup to make on Sunday nights to have ready for a meatless Monday, if that happens to be a thing you do!
See full recipe here. (There are five recipes on this link and this is the third recipe down)