Living in New Hampshire, we know that snow and cold are part of the deal in the winter months. Although we don’t always like it, we tolerate it, and we get by with the use of our slow cookers and warm meals, including these chili recipes you can count on! For me, warm bowls of chili make the snowstorms and the cold all worth it!
Creamy White Chicken Chili (Recipe from: The Chunky Chef)
I had never tried a white chili before testing out this recipe last week, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! The best part about this recipe, is that it was slow cooker friendly, and had such a great creamy flavor thanks to the cream cheese and the half and half (I used cream, and a splash of almond milk since that’s what I had on hand). I also added in some black beans that I had left over from taco night, and some chopped scallions.
I served this up in big bowls with a large selection of toppings, including shredded cheddar cheese, freshly- diced jalapeno, chopped cilantro and lime wedges. I also put out a bowl of Sweet Corn Tortilla Chips by Off the Cob for just the right amount of crunch. These chips can be found in our line of Healthy Gift Baskets.
My Best Chili (Recipe from: Bakerita)
Growing up my mom always made her chili with a mix of ground beef and hot sausage, and so this recipe really reminds me of that one, plus kicks it up a notch with the addition of bacon! This recipe is made with lean ground beef, sausage, and bacon and contains just the right amount of heat with its mix of spices. IMHO (in my humble opinion) chili is served best with a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese, and a side of tortilla chips for dipping. This batch of chili is no exception!
Vegetarian Chili with 3 Beans (Recipe from: Healing Tomato)
Don’t forget to show some love to the vegetarians in your life with this delicious 3-bean chili! This recipe can be super flexible too – to add in some meat (ground turkey, ground beef or sausage) as well as other combinations of beans. Navy beans, pinto beans or garbanzo beans would be good in this chili as well. You can always make a batch of the vegetarian chili, and then split it in half to add meat to half for the carnivores in your life, then you only have to make one recipe, but it caters to all tastes.
The moral of the story here is that no matter where you live, chili is pretty much considered a main food group, and should be eaten regularly. Give one of these chili recipes you can count on a try for your next chili-cooking fiesta!