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17 Top-Rated Chili Recipes with Beef, Pork, Chicken, or Turkey

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We've gathered together our top-rated chili recipes. There's a chili here to satisfy any craving: Chicken chili, turkey chili, beef chili, pork chili, vegetarian chili. Chili with beans, chili without beans. Chili made on the stovetop, chili from the slow cooker — even pressure-cooker chili! They’re all here — all 5-star rated and rave-worthy.

1. Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Here's a big, meaty chili that combines ground beef and Italian sausage with chili beans in a spicy tomato-based sauce. "Still the best chilli ever," raves JeffKat. "I've made this chili over 10 times now and I have to make double batches because every member of my family requests it."

Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Photo by Molly

2. Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Here's a white-bean chicken chili with diced jalapeno peppers, chopped green chile peppers, and seasonings. "This chili was perfect," says WINEANDCHEESE. "Super easy to make and delicious."

Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Photo by MesaMa

3. Pork Chili Verde (Green Pork Chili)

You'll brown pieces of pork shoulder with onions and seasonings and then combine with a flavorful tomatillo sauce featuring garlic, jalapenos, poblano peppers, cilantro, and chicken stock. Add gold potatoes and let everything simmer!

Pork Chili Verde (Green Pork Chili)

Photo by Oksana Seaman

4. Pressure Cooker Beef Chili

The pressure cooker creates fork-tender beef chili in 15 minutes instead of the usual hours of simmering. This no-bean chili could be the best, most tender beef chili you'll ever eat!

5. Chicken and Chorizo Chili

Chorizo sausage and ground chicken mix it up with red bell peppers, black beans, white beans, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, and beer.

Chicken and Chorizo Chili

Photo by Linda T.

6. Beef, Bean, and Beer Chili

This beef and been chili has wonderful depth of flavor. A bottle of beer, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a touch of cocoa powder are the keys to victory. Enjoy topped with crème fraiche, cilantro, and maybe a dash of cayenne.

Beef, Bean, and Beer Chili

Beef, Bean, and Beer Chili | Photo by Chef John

7. Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Here's a healthy chili that combines ground turkey with black beans, low-sodium tomato soup, and spices. "This is wonderful," says lala3237. "Just the right amount of heat to it and very filling."

Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Photo by Melissa Goff

8. Black Bean Chili

Here's a vegetarian chili starring black beans and lots of vegetables including jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, corn, mushrooms, and roma tomatoes. "It's a great alternative to typical beef chili," says LEE THRASH.

Black Bean Chili

Photo by Cristi

9. Easy White Chicken Chili

Boneless chicken breast combines with cannellini beans, chopped green chiles, and spices. "We love this chicken chili," says Brenda. "And it's great the next day as a leftover. DELICIOUS!"

Easy White Chicken Chili

Photo by Mrs. Ray

10. Emily's Chipotle Chili

Hot Italian sausage and ground beef mix it up with kidney beans and minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. "The chipotle peppers give this slow cooker chili a subtle, smoky flavor," says Emily. "Add more minced chipotle peppers to taste."

Emily's Chipotle Chili

Emily's Chipotle Chili | Photo by mommyluvs2cook

11. White Chili with Ground Turkey

"A great alternative to regular chili," says Donna. It combines ground turkey and cannellini beans with green chile peppers, garlic, and Mexican spices, including cumin and ground cinnamon. Garnish with cheese, salsa, sour cream, and cilantro, and serve with rolled tortillas.

12. Tori's Beanless Chili

A simple ground beef chili without the beans. "Tons of flavor & the perfect consistency," raves justcookin. "A new favorite!

Tori's Beanless Chili

Photo by Nicolette

13. Simple Turkey Chili

Ground turkey simmers with canned crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, garlic, and chili seasonings. "This is a very simple and hearty chili with plenty of flavor," says Amanda. "It's even better the second day!"

Simple Turkey Chili

Photo by NERDBOX

14. Washabinaros Chili

Strong brewed coffee and dark beer are the secret ingredients in this spicy Italian sausage and ground beef chili with kidney beans. "This chili recipe has won me back-to-back office chili cook-offs," says Brad.

Washabinaros Chile

Photo by Meredith

15. Terrific Turkey Chili

Here's a terrific no-bean turkey chili. "It uses some fresh and some canned ingredients," says big surprise. "It's a snap to throw together." The recipe calls for zucchini, green bell peppers, crushed tomatoes, prepared salsa, and taco seasoning mix.

Terrific Turkey Chili

Photo by Nicolette

16. It's Chili By George

Lean ground beef simmers with pinto beans and kidney beans in this blockbuster chili. "This was superb," says ATLOOMIS. "A great dish to freeze and bring out when you need a quick meal."

It's Chili by George

Photo by CandiceSteele

17. Jerre's Black Bean and Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Chili

An easy pork tenderloin chili with black beans, jarred salsa, bell peppers, and chili seasonings. "Delicious," says Jane. "Healthy, very hearty and filling. A keeper, for sure."

Jerre's Black Bean and Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Chili

Photo by CookinBug

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