6 Game-Day Chili Recipes

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:27 AM, January 28, 2015

Rachael Ray Show

Aired January 28, 2015

Why not make a big pot of chili for Sunday's Big Football Game? From buffalo chicken chili, short rib to vegetarian, your guests will love these unique and flavorful dishes. 

1.) Short Rib Chili

This is melt in your mouth, delicious. Seared, boneless short ribs, fresh veggies, tomato paste, beef stock, spicy chili powder, cumin, smoky paprika, Dr. Pepper and light beer makes this chili the MVP of your football party.

2.) Chicken Chili

Football legend, Tony Gonzalez is sharing his Chicken Chili with White Beans recipe! This fresh and healthy chicken chili uses free-range chicken, dice tomatoes, green chiles, minced garlic, white beans, dried oregano, chili powder and cumin make this dish super flavorful. It’s high protein, full of veggies, and a figure friendly recipe.

3.) Turkey and Veggie Chili 

We throw in onion, garlic, peppers, jalapenos eggplant, fire-roasted tomatoes, corn, black and kidney beans and ground turkey into a deep pot. We season with chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. We love this recipe because it’s pack with nutrition and a dollar stretcher. Perfect recipe for a big football crowd!

4.) Chili Dogs

Oh, yes! We love eating a hot dog and chili while watching any sporting event, so why not make ‘em for your big football crowd? Take our favorite chili recipe, pour over a grilled hot dog and top with lots of cheddar cheese, minced sweet onions or Pico de Gallo. Grab a beer, kick back and devour a chili dog!

5.) Richard Blais'  Chili

Richard Blais’ Five-ingredient Chili couldn’t be faster and easier to make. Onion, diced fresh peppers, chick beans, tomatoes, and chili powder are added to a Dutch oven and simmered for thirty minutes. If you’re looking for a veggie chili, try making this one!

6.) Buffalo Chicken Chili

We combine our two favorite game day staples—buffalo chicken and chili! It’s basically a chili that tastes like chicken wins. We brown ground chicken in EVOO, celery, carrots and place in a pot with garlic and onions. We add in smoked paprika, salt, ground pepper, crushed tomatoes and a ton of hot sauce. We place this chili over top of nacho chips and creamy, crumbled blue cheese.

More Game Day Recipes:

-- 7 Perfect Nacho Recipes  You Must Make on Sunday

-- 6 Incredible Football Cheeseball Recipes 

-- 9 Winning Wing Recipes Your Party Guests Will Love