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8 Crowd-Pleasing Chili Recipes You Need to Make for Fall

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, October 2, 2015

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Aired October 2, 2015

Whether you’re looking to feed a crowd, or just making a weeknight meal, all of these chili recipes are easy, economical and delicious!

No. 1: Zucchini and Corn Chili

Grab some of that fall zucchini and corn while you can still get it fresh and whip up a batch of this quick-cooking and multi-layered veggie chili!

No. 2: Black Bean and Butternut Chili

This main dish packs a double punch of two extremely healthy ingredients – black bean and butternut squash! Serve with cheese and sour cream and your family will gobble this up!

No. 3: Ted Allen’s Killer Chili

Ted has a secret weapon in his chili – toasted peppers! Ted reveals how to instantly up the flavor profile of your chili or Mexican sauces – just toast dried chiles on a cast iron pan until they start to smoke.

No. 4: Sunny Anderson’s Skinny Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili

A healthy chicken chili?! Leave it to Sunny Anderson to whip up something that's equal parts creative, healthy and delicious. For healthy topping options, try a fat-free Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, which will keep that great flavor while cutting back on calories.

No. 5: Espresso Chili with Beef and Black Beans

This rich and hearty meat and bean chili adds powdered espresso for another layer of flavor.


No. 6: Richard Blais' Family 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!

No. 7: Tony Gonzalez’s Chicken Chili with White Beans

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.

No. 8: Chris Ogbonnaya’s Short Rib Chili

This chili 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 any party.

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