8 Chili Recipes You Need to Make ASAP

Molly Martin
Savory Spice Team
Savory Spice Shop

Print Facebook Twitter Google Plus Pinterest Email
8 Chili Recipes You Need to Make ASAP

I eat chili all year long, no matter the weather. It’s such a simple, easily customizable, satisfying meal. But when October hits, chili season kicks in hard for me. For as long as I can remember, it has been the traditional pre-trick-or-treating meal of choice at my house. I throw everything in a pot as soon as I’m home from work, let it simmer away while I get my daughter’s ghoulish makeup/last minute costume updates/wild hairdo ready to go and we all enjoy a hot, filling bowl before heading out to collect candy. This isn’t a scientific fact, but I also think it helps mitigate the inevitable sugar rush that comes later in the evening. (Pictured above: South End Brewski Chili)

From traditional red chili to spice-centric spins on the classic (Pumpkin Pie Spice Chili, anyone?), these recipes belong in your regular cooking rotation:

1. Classic Red Chili:
South End Brewski Chili

Starring Chili Powder and Cumin, this recipe is my go-to for that classic red chili flavor. It includes a bottle of beer and experimenting with the flavor of different brews adds to the cooking fun. I leave out the beans (don’t get mad, it’s a just a personal preference!) and serve it up chili mac-style over elbow macaroni. Topped with sour cream and diced white onion, the leftovers never last long in my house. This one also happens to be low-sodium, which is a bonus for anyone watching their salt intake.


2. For the Bean Lovers:
J.R.’s 3 Bean Chuck Eye Chili

For some people, it’s just not chili without the beans. I am not one of those people, but I fully support all bean-loving chili fans, so here’s one just for you. This customer creation was the winner of the 2018 chili cookoff at our Portland-Sellwood shop. In addition to red, kidney, and pinto beans, it gets some added depth from canned diced green chiles and those classic chili spices: Chili Powder and Cumin.


3. For the Beef Lovers:
Spice ‘n Easy Southwestern Chile con Carne

Have you tried any of our Spice ‘n Easy packets yet? The package includes a simple shopping list and recipe. Inside you’ll find just the right amount of pre-measured spices to make a quick and satisfying meal - like meaty Chile con Carne! To this one, all you need to add is beef broth, flank steak, canned tomatoes, limes, and canned black beans. Serve over rice and save the leftovers—this one only gets better with time.


4. Chili with a BBQ Twist:
Southern Gold Pork Chili

When it comes to Savory’s line of barbecue sauces, the mustard-spiked Southern Gold is my personal favorite. When the Test Kitchen crafted a chili recipe that combines this sweet and tangy sauce in a pork-studded chili, it was love at first bite. A touch of Hot Red New Mexican Chile Powder amps up the heat in this recipe. Bonus: you can top it with a fried egg and eat it for breakfast. And breakfast chili is something everyone deserves.


5. Fall-tastic Chili:
Pumpkin Pie Spice Chili

There’s nothing wrong with a Pumpkin Spice Latte (although I prefer this homemade version), but combining one of fall’s signature spice blends with something as comforting as chili? That can’t be beat. Made with ground turkey and quinoa, this recipe is especially filling which means leftovers will go far. Plus it’s perfect for fall dinner parties because it’s served on top of a piece of roasted pumpkin. Adorable presentation? Check. Amazing, Pumpkin Pie Spiced flavor? Double check. And don’t skip the yogurt garnish - it gives this meal an elegant, creamy finish.


6. The One-Pot Winner:
Creole Chili with Steamed Biscuits

Andouille, and okra, and black-eyed peas, oh my! This Louisiana-inspired spin on chili is a great way to change up those classic favorites. The key to that southern flavor? Black River Creole seasoning, which is a paprika-based blend that gets an added depth of flavor from roasted garlic and toasted onion. The best part though? This chili can be topped with refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough which is baked right on top for a hearty one-pot meal.


7. A Fusion of Mexican Flavors:
Mexican Mole Beef Chili

Part beefy chili con carne, part luscious mole, this recipe and rich and oh-so-satisfying. The base of the flavor starts with bacon, so you know it’s got to be delicious, then big chunks of chuck roast join the party. But the key to that complex mole flavor is our Mexican Mole seasoning which creates a darkly colored finished chili with notes of cocoa and sweet chiles.


8. The Quick-Cooking Option:
Chicken Fajita & White Bean Chili

Most of the other chili recipes on this list are at their best after a nice long simmer. But this one’s different. Using cubed chicken breast and minimal prep (no veggie dicing required!), this comes together in less than 20 minutes. It features our Family Style Fajita Seasoning, which is full of flavor but easy on the heat for a crowd-pleasing meal anytime.

Do you have a chili recipe that uses Savory Spices? Share it with us on social media using #savoryspiceshop!

Comments on this Article

No comments on this article. Be the first!

Add a comment:


Email Address: (will not be made public)

To help us reduce spam please click on the symbols in the image below
Captcha Button - Yes Captcha Button - No Captcha Button - No Captcha Button - No Captcha Button - No Captcha Button - Yes Captcha Button - No Captcha Button - Yes


5280 Magazine adobo Alabama All Natural allspice Ashlee Redger autumn Back to School Bacon baking bananas barbacoa Barbecue barbeque BBQ BBQ Recipes BBQ Sauce BBQ Spices beans beef Behind the Product Behind the Scenes bison Black Dip Blackening bloody mary bouillon bread Breakfast brine brining buffalo sauce buffalo wings burger Burgers cajun Cajun Blackening california paprika Caramel Caribbean Carolina BBQ Carolina Reaper Cedar Plank chai chasing bbq Chicharron Salt chicken chile Chile Flakes chiles chili chimichurri chinese new year chocolate cinnamon Cobbler cocoa coconut coffee Columbian Columbus Day comfort food condiments cookbook cookies cooking with seeds corned beef creole Cuban Cue Glue curry dairy free dairy-free Denver dessert Desserts dinner dip dip recipes dips DIY DIY Recipe Kits dressing dressings dried herbs Dry Brine Easter Easy Dinner Easy Meals Eggs extract extract recipes extracts fall Fall Recipes Family-Friendly Father's Day fish flavored drinks fresh herbs fudge game day Gardening garlic Georgia Georgia Peach Spice gift gift guide gift ideas gift packs gift sets gifts gluten gluten free gluten-free gluten-free menus gluten-free recipes gluten-free spices Grill grilling Growing From Seed guacamole Ham harissa harvest hatch green chile healthy Healthy cooking healthy eating healthy recipes herb recipes herbs holiday holiday brunch holiday cocktail party Holiday Cookies Holiday Gifts Holiday Meal Holiday Meals holiday menu holiday open house Holiday Traditions hot hot sauce hungarian paprika ice cream Illinois Irish jalapeno Jamaican Jamaican Jerk jerk Kansas City KC Barbecue Kebab Kentucky ketchup lamb Latin Lemon Lemon Bars Lemon Pepper lime Liquid Brine makrut mardi gras marinade Marinades Marinate Marinating marninate mayonnaise Meal Planning meatball Meatless Monday Mediterranean Memphis Memphis BBQ menus Mexican Meyer Lemon Middle Eastern MM Local mustard mustard seeds Mutton New Year's North Carolina onion organic paleo paprika Peach Peaches pepper peppercorns pickles popcorn pork Pork Chops Potluck pumpkin Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Spice Pyramid Peak Quiche Quick and Easy recipes resolutions ribs Rudspice salad Salad Dressing salads Salmon salsa salt Salt Block Cooking salt free salt-free salt-free recipes salt-free seasonings salty Sauce savory savory spice Scallops seafood seed to seed seeds Shrimp Side Dishes sides Skewers Slow Cooker Smoke Cans smoked paprika Smoothie snacks sofrito soup South Carolina southwestern Spanish spanish paprika spice Spice 'n Easy Spice Club Spice it Forward spice to plate spicy spring Sriracha St Louis St. Louis St. Patrick's Day Steak Stocking Stuffer stocking stuffers sugar sugar free sugar free seasonings sugar-free summer summer recipes super bowl sweet Test Kitchen Texas Texas Barbecue Texas BBQ Texas Spices Thanksgiving Toast toasting seeds tomato Top Chef traditions turkey Valentine's Day vanilla Vanilla Beans Vegetarian vindaloo Weeknight Meals Whole Hog whole seeds wings winter Women's Bean Project