Five Tried and True Chili Recipes

Few meals are more satisfying to me during the cold winter months than chili. Even better leftover, it’s a staple in our house from October to March.

I prefer to cook my chili in a slow cooker.  You can’t beat the convenience! I also typically use lean ground turkey to keep the recipe on the healthier side- ground beef is a treat around these parts. And it’s personal opinion on how to top your chili.  I prefer a bit of shredded sharp cheddar, sour cream/plain greek yogurt, and diced red onion. Here are my five favorite varieties- I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Dragon’s Breath Chili


A spicy chili that’s amped up with ground sausage, this one is sure to please.

Barbeque Chicken Chili


I have never been disappointed with a recipe from Skinny Taste and this one is no exception! This is slightly sweet but strangely familiar. If you’re not worried about the “skinny” factor you can replace the chicken with beef.

White Chicken Chili


Photo Source: Taste of Home

A great alternative to “red” chili, this white chicken chili offers a nice change while still remaining a hearty and warm meal. (I like to add corn to this recipe.)

Turkey Pumpkin Chili


The pumpkin adds a subtle sweetness to the spiced-up chili recipe- not to mention it amps up the nutrition!

Pork Chili Verde


Definitely the most “unique” recipe in this list- but worth trying! The effort pays off here- I promise you will not be disappointed!

Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (


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