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If you had to name a cozier feeling on a cold day than cuddling up with a bowl of homemade chili next to the fire (or in front of the TV watching football), we’re guessing you’d have a pretty hard time doing it. But if you’re like some people who seem intimidated by making chili, take a chili-pill and relax:
It’s way easier than you think!

Give One of These Chili Recipes a Try (Which Are as Tasty as They Are Healthy):

1) Turkey Chili

This recipe from food blogger Monique Volz offers a lean version of this classic fall favorite. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

– 2 teaspoons of olive oil
– 1 chopped yellow onion
– 3 minced garlic cloves
– 1 medium chopped red bell pepper
– 1 pound of extra lean ground turkey or chicken
– 4 tablespoons of chili powder (use less if you’re not a spicy fan)
– 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
– 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (use less or omit if you’re not a spicy fan)
– 1/2 teaspoon of salt, plus more to taste
– 1 large (28 oz) can of diced tomatoes
– 1 1/4 cups of chicken broth
– 2 (15 oz) cans of dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
– 1 (15 oz) can of sweet corn, rinsed and drained


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2) Bison Chili

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For a unique spin on the typical chili dish, try this recipe from food blogger Kim Lee. Here’s the list of ingredients to get you started:

– 1 pound of cooked lean ground bison
– 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
– 1 small chopped onion
– 1 small chopped green bell pepper
– 1 small chopped red bell pepper
– 2 cloves of minced garlic
– 2 cans of rinsed and drained kidney beans
– 1 large can of diced tomatoes
– 1 1/2 cups of bone broth (or veggie, chicken, or beef stock)
– 2 tablespoons of chili powder

– 2 teaspoons of crushed red pepper flakes (use less or omit if you don’t like it spicy)
– 1 teaspoon of salt, plus more to taste

3) Vegetarian Chili

Yes, meat-free can be savory! Food blogger Kathryne Taylor has made this flavorful and satisfying vegetarian chili, so be sure to have these ingredients on hand:

– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– 1 medium chopped red onion
– 1 large chopped red bell pepper
– 2 medium chopped carrots, chopped
– 2 chopped celery stalks
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 4 cloves of minced garlic
– 2 tablespoons of chili powder
– 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
– 1 1/2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
– 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
– 1 large can (28 ounces) of diced tomatoes
– 2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
– 1 can of pinto beans, rinsed and drained
– 2 cups vegetable broth or water
– 1 bay leaf
– 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnishing
– 1 to 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar or lime juice, to taste

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