National Chili Day was the other day, but you probably didn’t have time to make a batch of your own to celebrate. No worries—that’s what the weekend is for. And with this merciless winter refusing to go away (the streets of New York City are still plagued by treacherous patches of ice), perhaps the best thing to do is stay in and take refuge in one of these five delicious chili recipes.
1. Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes
The robust flavor and firm texture of kidney beans works perfectly in this Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes recipe.
2. Turkey, White Bean, and Poblano Chili with Baked Tortilla Chips
Add a splash of milk to this Turkey, White Bean, and Poblano Chili with Baked Tortilla Chips recipe to strike just the right balance of hearty and creamy. Just be sure the chili doesn’t boil after the milk goes in—otherwise it may curdle.
3. Autumn Root Vegetable Chili with Cornbread Croutons
When making this Autumn Root Vegetable Chili with Cornbread Croutons recipe, keep in mind that the length of time that chili needs to simmer depends on the size of the vegetables in it. The smaller they’re cut, the more quickly they’ll cook! Word to the wise: One of the vegetables in this dish is celery root—not to be confused with celery stalks.
4. Vegan Chipotle Chili
This gluten-free recipe for Vegan Chipotle Chili is loaded with flavor, boasting ingredients such as chipotle chili powder, ground cumin, and fresh cilantro.
5. Smoky Black Bean Chili
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This recipe for Smoky Black Bean Chili is quick—a total of 30 minutes—and extra delicious thanks to the kick of chopped chipotle peppers and a bottle of beer.