4 Delectably Different Chili Recipes You’ll Want for the Big Game

January 26, 2016 Chili, Gameday Tips

Whether you're watching your favorite team play in the big game, or you're just enjoying a night with family and friends watching sports (and commercials!), chili is a staple at football gatherings. Chili recipes are easy, delicious and satisfying. Plus, they feed even the hungriest crowd.

"... chili is a staple at football gatherings."

Everyone has his or her favorite chili recipe, meaning there are many ways to tantalize your guests' taste buds. We have four easy chili recipes - each with its own unique appeal - that will be a big hit at your next football party or tailgate.

A Quick, Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe Do you always use beef in your chili? Change it up by making this white chicken chili recipe. Because chicken is more delicate in flavor than beef, use fewer tomatoes to let the spices and meat shine. White beans add flavor and creamy texture. Using a rotisserie chicken from your favorite deli makes this a dish that's easy enough to put together on a weeknight, not just for your big game party.

A Hearty, Traditional Chili Recipe This classic chili recipe is great served with tortilla chips or cornbread - or on its own. Canned chili beans add a lot of slow-cooked flavor without a ton of work (or time). Feel free to substitute ground turkey if you'd like; or experiment with the sweeter flavors of red, yellow or orange bell peppers instead of green.

A Flavorful, Meatless Chili Recipe Are some of your guests vegetarians? With the right flavor combinations, and beans to add protein, even carnivores won't miss the meat. Canned beans make this meatless chili recipe a snap to put together, as does using a packet of taco seasoning.

I love this chili fully loaded with sour cream or Greek yogurt, chopped onions, chopped avocado (or a dollop of guacamole) and tortilla chips. This recipe could very well become a fan favorite.

A Unique, Savory Jamaican Chili Recipe Do the fans at your party want something different? A classic chili won't cut it? This easy Jamaican chili recipe is the one to try. It takes the flavors of Jamaica - including allspice, fennel and cumin - and mixes them up with bacon, pumpkin puree and a squeeze of lime. This one is both really different and really delicious.

Delectable chili makes your gameday event extra special! Use your imagination and wow your guests with some of the best chili recipes.

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