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25 Of The Best Chilli Recipes For National Chilli Day

It’s National Chili Day today! To celebrate, we’ve pulled together a list of our favourite chili recipes. From hearty veggie chili to juicy beef – there’s something for everyone in this list of mouth-watering main meal ideas. However, without the humble chili pepper, one of our favourite winter comfort foods would be nothing – which is why we’ve included some amazing recipes that use the pepper to add a little extra something to an otherwise conventional dish.

Feast your eyes on our chili extravaganza and enjoy! Of course, if you have a recipe you’d love to share – please let us know! We’d love to hear from you…


Chili, Olive, and Rosemary Focaccia: Rustic, with a hint of saltiness, just a little spice and packed with herbs. Make this as a starter for your dinner party and you’ll be on to a winner. (via knead for food)

chili, olive, rosemary focaccia

Mini Baked Jalapeno Spinach Dip Recipe: Gooey, cheesy goodness, with a kick! This makes the perfect all-in-one appetiser. (via iamafoodblog)

mini baked jalapeno spinach dip

Skinny Baked Jalapeno Poppers: These bite-sized fiery snacks are perfect for parties or tucking into over the weekend. Stuffed with cheese and coated with panko breadcrumbs – what’s not to love? (via skinnytaste)

skinny baked jalapeno popper

Mini Super Bowl Turkey Chili Bread Bowls: Don’t save these for Super Bowl Sunday – these fiery little bowls look cute and taste incredible. Plus, they only take half an hour to prepare! (via The Effortless Chic)

mini super bowl turkey chili bread bowls

Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms in Chilli Garlic Butter: Take mushrooms to the next level with these delicious mushrooms smothered in a buttery chilli and garlic sauce. Serve a few to a plate with a little salad for a starter to whet your guests’ appetite. (via Amuse Your Bouche)

boursin stuffed mushrooms in chilli garlic butter


Hearty Vegetarian Beer Chili: This chili is so delicious that even the carnivores in your group will be asking for seconds. (via Flavour the Moments)

hearty vegetarian beer chilli

Dark Chocolate Beef Chili with a Polar Vortex on Top: Sweet and delicious, this chili is rich and indulgent. The chocolate adds a real depth of flavour that’s more than welcome in this twist on a classic. (via two red bowls)

dark chocolate beef chili

Famous Chili: Exactly what it says on the tin. Julie’s chili will keep you warm when it’s blowing a gale outside. Let it simmer all afternoon for the ultimate taste sensation. (via Julie’s eats and treats)

famouc chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili: An easy to make turkey chili that’s packed with veggie goodness. Fill the house with its aroma and you’ll have the kids queuing up for a bowl! (via two peas and their pod)

Slow cooker turkey chili

American Style Chilli Con Carne: Hot and hearty, this chilli has a long list of ingredients but takes no time at all to cook. Add it to your favourites and make this crowd-pleaser time and time again. (via The Food Fox)

American style chilli con carne

Vegan and Gluten Free Black Bean Chili: Packed with fibre and low in fat, this vegan and gluten-free chili is not only good for you, but it also packs a serious flavour punch! Great for those looking to clean up their act in the New Year. (via Prevention RD)

vegan and gluten free black bean chilli

Twice Baked Chili Cheese Potatoes: Another game day recipe that makes a great mid-week meal. Cheesy, meaty, saucy and packed with flavour – this is a sure crowd pleaser! (via NeighborFood)

twice baked chilli cheese potatoes

Easy Turkey Chili: Combine lean turkey mince with a tonne of veggies and plenty of beans and a good helping of spice and you get Kristen’s deliciously healthy (though you’d never know from the taste!) turkey chili. (via The Endless Meal)

Easy turkey chilli

Pulled Pork Chili: We know we’ve already featured one of Kristen’s recipes, but this pulled pork chili is too good not to include! A great way to use up leftover pork. (via The Endless Meal)

pulled pork chilli recipe

Stout Chilli: A real stick-to-the-ribs recipe that includes chocolate, stout, and plenty of herbs and spices. Plus it’s only £4.50 to make the whole thing! (via frugal feeding)

stout chilli


Sweet Potato Chili Fries: Spicy, crispy and oh-so flavourful. They’re perfect as a side or eaten on their own as a snack! TOP TIP: Make more than you think you’ll want: these will disappear in minutes! (via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen)

sweet potato chili fries

Two Chili Salsa: Oh, my, flavour! This delicious salsa can be added to almost any dish, and you can make it according to your heat preference! Not only does it taste incredible, but it looks so beautiful too! (via Alyssa and Carla)

two chilli salsa

The Little Beet’s Charred Broccoli: Even if you’re not the biggest broccoli fan – try this recipe, It will give you a completely new perspective on those little trees. With only a few ingredients, it’s easy, delicious and get your greens in you. (via the iron you)

little beets charred broccoli

Corn on the Cob: 3 Ways: There’s no better accompaniment to summer BBQ’s than chili and lime corn on the cob! (via A Beautiful Mess)

corn on the cob 3 ways

Carrot Cheddar Bites: Don’t be deceived by the name, these delicious little bites have a hidden bite thanks to the addition of red chili. Add as little, or as much, as you dare. (via recipris)

cheddar carrot bites


Salted Spicy Double Chocolate Chili Cookies: Salty, spicy and chocolaty. Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle these cookies are a recipe book must-have. (via local milk)

salted spicy chocolate cookies

Chocolate Truffles with Sesame and Chili: Rich, sweet and spicy. Whether you’re keeping these for yourself or giving them as a gift, you won’t be able to stop after just one! (via The Year in Food)

chocolate truffles with sesame and chilli

Chocolate Chili Frozen Yoghurt: We’re not going to lie. This recipe takes a little bit of effort – the reward is so worth it though! (via a brown table)

chocolate chili frozen yoghurt

Chilli-Infused Margaritas: Prefer your dessert in liquid form? These delicious margaritas are refreshing, with a fiery kick which Alida says makes the tequila tingle last a little longer. We’re on board! (via Simply Delicious).

chili lime infused margarita

Hot And Sweet Mango Crumble: Melt-in-the-mouth fruit, adorned with spices and covered in crumb topping – a wonderfully warming and refreshing dessert that will brighten up the end of any dinner party. (via Sunita’s world)

hot and sweet mango crumble

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