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9 chili recipes that are like a warm hug
Is there anything better?
 
Curl up with a bowl of zesty chili.
Curl up with a bowl of zesty chili. (FOOD52.com)

Is there anything better than a bowl of chili?

Really, though — it's spiced, warm, and hearty; it's flexible enough to endure endless variations; and, above all, it's the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Whether you're vegan, gluten-free, or the dreaded picky eater, no one can turn up their nose at a bowl of chili.

That's because, despite stiff competition, chili is the ultimate comfort food. Walking into a house redolent of long-simmered chili is the equivalent of a warm hug from someone you actually want to be hugged by. Another great thing about chili? It makes a ton: so whether you're inviting a crowd or just eating for one, straight from the pot, there will definitely be leftovers. And everyone knows chili tastes better the next day.

Tempeh chili by Gena Hamshaw



Short rib chili by lastnightsdinner



Tuxedo chili by TheRunawaySpoon



Chili gumbo by aargersi



Slightly smoky mixed-bean chili by creamtea



Smoky black bean and sweet potato chili by Gena Hamshaw



Indian spiced lamb chili by Divya Kaur



Buffalo-style quinoa chili by Stacy McCann



Just good chili by Jestei



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