Hearty Dinner Thursday: Chili

Now that it’s getting cold outside, we’re going to give you a few hearty meal ideas that you can make, freeze, and reheat. One of our seasonal favorites is chili, with lots of shredded cheese and crackers. Keep reading to get some great chili recipes, and learn all the tips and tricks to making it at home.

Chili is best when it has a great texture and homemade flavor. The great thing about chili is that you can customize it, using the vegetables, meats, and spices that you love most. Here are 5 of our favorite recipes for chili and chili-inspired dinners:

Chili – You can tell when it’s done cause the smell will just waft through the house and all over the neighborhood.
Chili Meatloaf – Spice up your slow-cooked meatloaf with this recipe.
Chili Casserole – This chili casserole recipe is a time saver! Make this in the morning, stick in refrigerator, bake after work or after a little league ball game. It’s very filling and will warm you up on a cold night.
Chili’s Southwest Chicken Chili – This is a great recipe for chili. You should make this on one of the cold winter days.
Chili with Spices and Mexican Beans – Try this spicy chili over cornbread.

Tell us: Will you make chili for lunch or dinner this weekend? What’s your favorite ingredient to add to chili?

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  • Portia

    I love chili! I love adding basil leafs for the flavor. I know that beans are good for you, but I’m not a huge fan of them taking over my chili. Plus they make me gassy.

  • Juanita

    Me encanta chile

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