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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

Indian Chili

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.

See the full recipe here.

3 Fabulous Chili Recipes: Pumpkin Chili, Indian Chili and Kentucky Bourbon Chili!

Indian chili brings some international flavor to a traditional recipe.

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!

See full recipe here.

Chili made in the Crock-Pot for ease with big flavor. Add whatever fixins to the top you desire.

Graves Chili

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!

See full recipe here.

Made with ground beef, three kinds of beans and corn, this chili is totally satisfying. See recipe here.

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!

See full recipe here.

3 Fabulous Chili Recipes: Pumpkin Chili, Kentucky Bourbon Chili and Indian Chili

Kentucky bourbon chili is a real crowd-pleaser.

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 TimesMartha Stewart Living and Travel & Leisure. One things for sure, these are pretty impressive credentials that make for a pretty impressive pot of chili!

Click full recipe here (second recipe down as this link has five chili recipes!

Add three warm tortillas and serve just like the Lee Bros do! To see the full recipe, click here.

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.

See full recipe here.

Meaty Pumpkin Chili by Leslie Schilling, Your Supper Solution

Meaty pumpkin chili is hearty — and nutritious! Image: Leslie Schilling


Vegan Chili

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)

Vegan Chili from Early Girl Eatery. See the delicious recipe here.


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