With beans, or without. Tomatoes or no. Meat or vegetarian. Like barbecue, tacos, or how to dress a hotdog, chili inspires many heated debates—there are as many recipes as there are cooks who make them. But variety (of chili) is the spice of life. And as temperatures dip, there's no better time to warm up with spicy stew. So no matter how you build your bowl (or even if you like chili as nacho or mac and cheese topper!), we have just the recipes to keep you warm and cozy.
What's your favorite way to eat chili? Tell us your go-to recipes in the comments!
Katie is a food writer and editor who loves cheesy puns and cheesy cheese.
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