In preparing for an annual chili cook-off, I tested many chili recipes and have included 12 here. The chilis range from the classic to the unexpected (with ingredients like cherries, pineapple, and butternut squash) to the vegetarian.
Rich, hearty, filling and super nutritious, this easy three bean and beef chili is simple to throw together. The pot of chili simmers for half an hour for incredibly flavorful results!
Mexican chili? There’s no such thing. Chili con carne as we know it is an American invention. Let’s learn how it all began and explore some recipes.
This is a delicious, smoky-sweet version of chili, full of sun-dried tomatoes and flavored with bourbon. It is quick and easy to prepare, and it is a very forgiving recipe if you are new to cooking.
This powerhouse, one-pot meal has it all: protein, fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and, most of all, flavor out the wazoo! Easy to customize with your preferences or whatever you have on hand.
This sophisticated, quick and easy vegan butter beans recipe uses store cupboard ingredients and is ready in just 25 minutes.
This guide shows you how to buy, store, cook, and measure any bean you decide to make. Beans can be as gourmet as anything else we cook.
What the Middle East has known for centuries is now mainstream. Chickpeas are amazingly flavorful and healthful. Let's look at their history, nutritional benefits, and use them in fun vegan recipes.
Not all chili recipes are created equal. Here’s a quick, easy recipe that can incorporate any meat you choose (I prefer ground beef), the right blend of spices and is made in the Crock-Pot for easy preparation, serving and cleanup. Enjoy!
Baked beans have been a favorite New England dish for hundreds of years. Look here for facts, folklore, and fun recipes.
Dried beans are a healthy, inexpensive food. Read how to prepare and cook them properly. This recipe works for just about any type of dried bean.
Crockpots make cooking beans a total breeze. I've included step-by-step instructions and serving suggestions.
What's the secret of the best chili? It's all in the chili powder! Learn how to make or choose chili powder that will give your chili depth and complexity.
Baked beans don't have to be boring. Here are some recipe ideas that let baked beans achieve their maximum potential.