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Chili recipes for the perfect fall meal

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Get ready for fall with chili

Chili is a favorite go-to recipe for many families. It's filling, healthy when made right and delicious. Check out some of our chili recipes that will keep you satisfied this fall.

Chili recipes


Now that fall is here, many of us are thinking of meals that are fairly easy, super healthy and warm. It's time to start thinking about chili. We've rounded up some of our favorite chili recipes. Try one this week.

White bean chili recipe

Chili usually tastes better the day after you make it, so go big with this delish and healthy white bean chili recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 5 cups water or low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt (less if using broth)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 4 (15 ounce) cans cannellini or great Northern beans, rinsed, drained, divided
  • 2 cups white corn kernels (frozen, thawed)
  • 2 (4-1/2 ounce) cans chopped green chiles
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Zest of 1 lime

>> Keep reading for directions and more healthy chili recipes

Three bean vegetable chili recipe

Mmmmm. Thanks to Good Housekeeping for this fabulous chili recipe that includes edamame and reduced fat cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 large stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed with press
  • 1 (1 pound) jumbo onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 to 14 1/2 ounce) vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cans (15- to 19-ounce) white kidney beans (cannellini), rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15- to 19-ounce) pink beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups frozen shelled edamame (soybeans)
  • 1/4 cups fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (plus additional leaves for garnish)
  • Reduced-fat sour cream (optional)
  • Shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (optional)

>> Keep reading for directions

Green chili stew recipe

This chili recipe will fill you up -- it's made with potatoes and pork roast.

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 pounds lean pork roast, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 cup minced onion
  • 1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Water

>> Keep reading for directions

>> Do you have a favorite chili recipe? Share it in the comments section below.

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