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  1. Old Fashioned Chili Recipes just like your grandma made
  2. #1 BILL'S CHILI
  3. #2 Amy's Amazing White Chicken Chili
  4. #3 Wendy's Copycat Chili
  5. #4 Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili
  6. #5 Three Bean Chili
  7. #6 Homemade Copycat Skyline Cincinnati Chili
  8. #7 Easy Crock Pot Chili
  9. #8 Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili
  10. #9 Clean Eating Chicken Chili
  11. #10 Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili
  12. #11 Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
  13. #12 Wendy's Copycat Chili
  14. #13 Crock Pot Turkey Chili
  15. #14 Texas Chili
  16. #15 Crock Pot Chili Frito Pie
  17. #16 White Chicken Chili with Poblano Peppers
  18. #17 Jalapeno Popper Chili
  19. #18 Crockpot Famous Chili
  20. #19 Double Beef Chili
  21. 20.Cincinnati Chili
  22. 21. Cheesy Chicken Chili
  23. 22. Pork Chili Verde
  24. JUMP TO RECIPE

These Old Fashioned Chili Recipes just like your grandma made make the perfect dinner for family and friends when the weather turns cold outside!

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Old Fashioned Chili Recipes just like your grandma made

Whether it's a spicy beef chili, or one of our favorite creamy white chicken chili recipes, there really is something for everyone in this list of Old Fashioned Chili Recipes just like your grandma made! From beans and hamburger, to chicken and jalapenos.

These Chili Recipes make the perfect dinner for your family because they are budget friendly, are easy to make, and oh-so delicious too.

If it's cold outside then you're in the right place because these recipes will warm you right up!

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Scroll down the list and try and decide which recipe you are going to try first. Just remember -- if you have little ones eating dinner with you we suggest that you taste test as you go so you know make it too HOT and SPICY!

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#1 BILL'S CHILI

From Cupcakes and Kale Chips:: Click HERE for the RECIPEThe World’s Best Chili can be found right here. Loaded with beef, bacon, and plenty of “secret spices”, enjoy a bowl of comfort food because your new family favorite chili recipe will beBill’s Chili (aka the World’s Best Chili).

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#2 Amy's Amazing White Chicken Chili

From Kalyn's Kitchen:: Click HERE for the RECIPEAmy’s Amazing White Chicken Chili is perfect for game-day food or any time you want a bowl of cheesy comforting chili! And this tasty chili recipe is low-glycemic, gluten-free and South Beach Diet friendly!

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#3 Wendy's Copycat Chili

From A Night Owl Blog:: Click HERE for the RECIPEThisInstant Pot Wendy’s Copycat Chiliis delicious and so easy to make! Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes!

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#4 Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili

From The Chunky Chef:: Click HERE for the RECIPE There are so many varieties of chili out there, but this creamy white chicken chili will soon be your favorites! Just dump everything in your slow cooker and let it do the hard work for you!

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#5 Three Bean Chili

From Spicy Southern Kitchen:: Click HERE for the RECIPEFall is in the air! It’s chili season. There’s nothing like ending a day with a pot of warm chili. It fills the belly and warms the soul.

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#6 Homemade Copycat Skyline Cincinnati Chili

From The Chunky Che:: Click HERE for the RECIPEHave you ever had Cincinnati chili? It’s totally unique, and NOT like a traditional chili, but it’s an absolutely delicacy here in the Midwest. It’s also really easy to make at home, freezes wonderfully, and can be served in so many ways!

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#7 Easy Crock Pot Chili

From Spend with Pennies:: Click HERE for the RECIPEThis Easy Crock Pot Chili recipe is loaded with ground beef, seasonings & tons of flavor.It simmers all day in the slow cooker creating a great meal that isjust as delicious leftover!

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#8 Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

From Slow Cooker Gourmet:: Click HERE for the RECIPESlow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili is delicious, simple and award winning! This is the go-to when you are tired of boring chili recipes!

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#9 Clean Eating Chicken Chili

From The Bewitchin KitchenThisClean Eating Chicken Chiliisabsolutely delicious! I’ve made it twice since I originally posted, and it’s only been three weeks.

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#10 Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili

FromSpend with Pennies:: Click HERE for the RECIPE

This Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili is destined to become one of your favorite soups ever! Its wonderfully hearty, comforting, creamy (without any heavy cream!), and the layers of flavors are out of this world – and almost “dump and run!”

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#11 Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

From Spend with Pennies:: Click HERE for the RECIPEThis Slow Cooker Chicken Chili recipe comes together in just a few minutesand creates a hearty and healthy dinner that the entire family will love!

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#12 Wendy's Copycat Chili

From The Slow Roasted Italian:: Click HERE for the RECIPEThis recipe is for the Wendy's chili lover in you. Say what you will, Wendy's really makes some spectacular beef chili. It's one of their signature sides, so if you have ever eaten at Wendy's you have to know about the chili. It's so thick and rich you can stand a spoon straight up in it.

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#13 Crock Pot Turkey Chili

From Salt and Lavender:: Click HERE for the RECIPEThis easycrockpot turkey chilirecipe is healthy, hearty, and comforting. A big batch will give you tons of tasty leftovers! It’s the perfect thing to pop in the Crockpot on a Sunday morning.

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#14 Texas Chili

From Favorite Family Recipes:: Click HERE for the RECIPEThis Texas Chili is a hearty beef chili that will warm you up (and fill you up) on cold days. The large chunks of beef are melt-in-your-mouth tender!

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#15 Crock Pot Chili Frito Pie

From The Salty Marshmallow:: Click HERE for the RECIPECrockpot Frito Chili Pie – A recipe for Frito pie made simple using your crockpot! Simple homemade chili with plenty of cheddar cheese and crunchy Fritos corn chip topping.

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#16 White Chicken Chili with Poblano Peppers

From Homemade Hooplah:: Click HERE for the RECIPEA chicken chili recipe made with whole chicken, homemade chicken broth, tender poblano chilis, and flavorful cannellini beans for an new dinner favorite!

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#17 Jalapeno Popper Chili

FromThe Recipe Critic:: Click HERE for the RECIPEA delicious and creamy chili with all of the goodness of a jalapeño popper packed inside!

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#18 Crockpot Famous Chili

From Julie's Eats and Treats:: Click HERE for the RECIPECrock Pot Famous Chili ~ Amazing chili to warm up to on a cold winter’s day made in your slow cooker!

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#19 Double Beef Chili

From Sweet C's Designs:: Click HERE for the RECIPEDouble Beef Chili– with both stew meat and ground beef – has a ton of hearty, delicious flavor. A perfect tailgate chili recipe everyone loves!

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20.Cincinnati Chili

From Tornadough Alli:: Click HERE for the RECIPEDeliciously hearty this Cincinnati Chili is a unique chili recipe served over spaghetti and topped with cheese, onions or beans or a combination of the 5!

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21. Cheesy Chicken Chili

From Back for Seconds:: Click HERE for the RECIPEThisCheesy Chicken ChilifromBack for Secondsis a fast, super easy, inexpensive, and totally kid friendly dinner! It only takes about 20 minutes to make and is the perfect recipe if you need something yummy and on the table 5 minutes ago for dinner!

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22. Pork Chili Verde

From Favorite Family Recipes:: Click HERE for the RECIPEThis Pork Chili Verde is AWARD-WINNING! Literally. Tender pork in a tasty, savory green chili sauce will win over even the toughest of judges.

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Do you love Slow Cooker Chili as much as we do? Well then, you're in the right place! We've got an old recipe to share with you today and it's one of our all time favorite recipes. We've been making this for about 7 years now -- and as soon as the weather changes each year we break out the slow cooker and make it for our family.

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There's only one problem... this recipe has got quite the kick to it. Like break out in a sweat but you don't really care because it's that good kind of kick. My husband loves it HOT. I like it semi-hot and our teenage daughter has to have a tall glass of milkwhen she eats this. So I wouldn't recommend feeding this to small children until you try it for yourself. I'd also recommend maybe starting with half of the spicy seasonings until you know that you can handle the heat.

To help with the heat I add sour cream, cheese and green onions. My hubby likes it plain, hot and spicy! Could we be any different, lol?

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Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 4 hours hrs

Total Time 4 hours hrs 15 minutes mins

Course Dinner, Soup

Cuisine American

Servings 8

Calories 169 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Browned Hamburger (grease drained
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1 tbs Butter
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Chipotle Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Ground Red Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 15 oz cans Chicken Stock
  • 1 14.5 oz can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 2 15.5 oz can Kidney Beans, drained

DIRECTIONS

  • Instructions

    Brown your hamburger meat and drain the grease. Add the hamburger to your slow cooker.

    Add your chopped yellow onion and butter to your skillet and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add your onion to the slow cooker.

    Add the remaining ingredients to your slow cooker and stir well.

    Cook on high for 4 hours.

    Serve with sour cream, cheese & green onions and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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FAQs

What is the secret to amazing chili? ›

Elevate your chili recipe by adding an extra layer of flavor. Cocoa powder, bacon, cinnamon, ground coffee and tomato paste will all add a rich sweet & salty flavors that are sure to surprise and delight.

What is traditional chili vs homestyle chili? ›

According to the International Chili Society, created in 1967 to govern the World Championship Chili Cook-Off, a traditional red chili may have any meat (or combination of meats), red chili peppers, and spices. No beans are allowed. In a homestyle chili, though, there can be meat (or meats), beans, and other veggies.

How does Martha Stewart make chili? ›

Add chili powder, cocoa, and tomato paste; cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes more. Add tomatoes, broth, and cooked beef. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, until thickened slightly, 25 to 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; serve with sour cream and chives.

Why do people put baking soda in chili? ›

According to the magazine's food experimenters, the baking soda treatment will definitely keep the meat tender and juicy when cooked.

What not to put in chili? ›

Beans and non-vegetable fillers such as rice and pasta are not allowed." If that sounds a bit uptight, the ICS's Homestyle Chili competition defines chili as: "any kind of meat, or combination of meats, and/or vegetables cooked with beans, chili peppers, various spices, and other ingredients.

What is the most important spice in chili? ›

Most Common Chili Spices. Cumin, Chile Powders, and Paprika are the most common spices in chili followed by garlic, onion, coriander, Mexican oregano, and bay leaves. These ingredients can be combined to create a savory and well-balanced pot of top notch comfort food.

What state does not put beans in chili? ›

Of course, those results might make you cringe if you're from the Lone Star State — Texas chili is famously bean-free. Still, no-bean chili remains the favorite of many chili fans, accounting for 13.4% of our survey respondents.

What makes Cincinnati chili different? ›

Traditional red chili often includes cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder, though it's not limited to these spices. Cincinnati chili, on the other hand, has a sweeter edge with spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. Some recipes also use cocoa powder.

What are the best beans for chili? ›

The best beans for chili are pinto, kidney, and black beans, like in this easy and tasty recipe. This 3-bean chili freezes great for meals later in the week. If you prefer thinner chili, add an extra can of tomato sauce. The green chiles are not hot and add a wonderful flavor, so don't be afraid to use them.

Does Ina Garten have a chili recipe? ›

It's no surprise that Ina's chili recipe is a cinch to make. You start by cooking a ton of onions in a pot until translucent, then adding garlic, bell peppers, and several spices — including chili powder, cumin, cayenne, and red pepper flakes. Next, Ina has you crush canned plum tomatoes with your hands.

How do you make chili taste richer? ›

Cocoa powder, bacon, cinnamon, ground coffee and tomato paste will all add a rich sweet & salty flavors that are sure to surprise and delight. Warming spice blends, like Garam Masala, Ras el Hanout or Baharat are another simple and delicious way to add layered flavors to this simple one-pot meal.

What did the original chili consist of? ›

The original chili, according to Valdez, “was made with meat of horses or deer, chile peppers, and cornmeal from ears of stalks that grew only to the knee.” Tellingly, he adds, “No beans.” Most food historians—among them chili expert Frank X.

Why do you put cinnamon in chili? ›

Cinnamon. The beauty of ground cinnamon is that it brings a warmth to your chili, without being spicy. It works well with other flavors commonly found in chili (like tomato, cumin and chile powder) so you only need a little bit to achieve the desired balance.

Why do you put vinegar in chili? ›

Acids enhance the salty, umami-rich flavors already present in chili, and round out the sweetness, adding intricacy to the dish. Apple cider vinegar is versatile with a light, fruity flavor, but red wine and balsamic vinegar are both good choices for heavier chilis that need something bolder.

Why do people put sour cream in chili? ›

For an extra tangy, rich bite, incorporate a dollop (or five) into your batch. This is already common practice in many white chili recipes (which, ironically, are often made with green chiles), but a dollop of stirred-in sour cream can benefit red chili, as well.

Why would you put vinegar in chili? ›

With only about 1 tablespoon per pot added toward the end of the cooking process, the vinegar will make the flavors more vibrant without overwhelming the dish with its biting tang. Through just a splash, everything becomes a little brighter, and the chili's flavors are more balanced.

Why do you put brown sugar in chili? ›

The brown sugar gave it a sweet/tangy flavor that reminded me of BBQ-sauce! Th chili was so good - it was hard to stop eating it! I did had some extra veggies (1 cl. garlic, 1 celery stalk, 1 carrot, 1 bell pepper, 1 hot pepper) and used a can of diced tomatoes rather than tomato juice.

What does adding sugar to chili do? ›

Why is sugar used in this chili recipe? Sugar is used to cut the acidity of the tomatoes used in my homemade chili recipe. Using a small amount of sugar balances the flavors which in turn creates a smoother and richer taste overall.

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