Chili – 5 Ways (or maybe 7!)

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on February 17, 2011

There are probably 1,000 different ways to make chili.  Beans, no beans. If so, what kind of beans. What cut of meat. Diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes or crushed tomatoes. Fresh crushed garlic, or fresh minced garlic.  Heat, or sweet, or both.  Top with sour cream, or shredded cheese. Green onions or red onions. Sharp cheddar or mild cheddar. Or…

Endless possibilities…

For today, I’ll give you 5 ways!

  1. With Pasta Wheels…Chuckwagon Chili.
  2. Without the Meat…Vegetarian Chili.
  3. With Chicken…Chicken Enchilada Chili.
  4. In the Slow Cooker…Spicy Slow Cooker Chili.
  5. Topped with Cornbread…Chili-Cornbread Cups.
  6. Served over Potatoes…Chili-Topped Potatoes.
  7. Served in a Bread Bowl…Spicy Southern Chili.

OK…maybe 7 ways.

I couldn’t help it!

What’s your favorite way to “do” chili!?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen Hiebert February 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm

We use the $5 cookbook way. delish!!!!

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Candi February 17, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I make a pot of chili then with the leftovers we eat Chili Cheese Nachos later in the week. If there are any leftovers after that I’ll mix cooked rice with it and fill tortillas for Burritos or Enchiladas. :)

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Courtney Baker February 17, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Every time I think of chili, I think of OHIO. You are the pros right?!

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Kerin February 18, 2011 at 1:06 am

Absolutely! Cincinnati Chili ROCKS! White Chicken Chili is the other favorite “way” to have chili in our house.

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Catherine February 18, 2011 at 10:04 am

Growing up, we ALWAYS served chili over rice. Apparently we are in the minority! When my dad was growing up in the 50s, his mom served it over macaroni – probably the cheapest way to do it when you are serving 10 hungry people for ever meal.

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Amy A. February 19, 2011 at 12:47 am

We always serve chili over rice with cheese on top. It is so yummy that way!

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