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Happy National Chili Month!

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October is full of celebrations, therefore making it the coolest month to ever exist. We celebrate the official beginning of fall, the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks, and best of all, dressing up in fun costumes and secretly stealing our kids’ Halloween candy. Yes, October is all of these things...but did you know it’s also NATIONAL CHILI MONTH? It’s true! And we found some fantastic recipes to help keep the celebrations alive. Check them out below!

 

Cheesy Chili Dip. Having some friends over to watch the big game? You’ll definitely need this delicious dip on your menu. It has a hefty amount of ingredients, but it will be well worth the effort when you dip your tortilla chip into that bowl of cheesy chili goodness. RECIPE

 

Creamy White Chicken Chili. Trust us when we say this Creamy White Chicken Chili is simply divine and a must have this winter. Throw some Northern White Beans, diced green chilies, rotisserie chicken, and an assortment of zesty spices into a pot, and in 30 minutes you’ll have one yummy dish. Did we mention it’s made with cream cheese? RECIPE

 

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili. For you herbivores out there, this is the perfect chili recipe for you to enjoy completely meat free. This chili is filled with diced peppers, spicy chili beans, black beans, chili powder, a cup of quinoa, and extra spices for flavor. Top it off with some cheese and avocado for ultimate perfection! RECIPE

 

Chili Dog Tater Tot Casserole. Most kids cringe at the word “casserole,” but we guarantee they’ll be asking for seconds when they dig into this fun chili dish. Chopped hot dogs, chili beans, and a package of tater-tots mixed in with ground beef, chili powder, garlic powder, and chopped onions...it’s the dream team of ingredients! RECIPE

 

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili. Pumpkin seems to make its way into everything during this festive month, and it even works in chili! Don’t believe us? Try it out for yourself. RECIPE

 

Cornbread Waffles & Chili. Ever heard of a cornbread waffle? It’s just as wonderful as it sounds, especially when it’s covered in good, old fashioned chili. Simply pour your cornbread mix into a waffle iron, cook till the edges are nice and crispy, then add your ready made chili on top. It’s easy, kid-friendly, and totally tasty. RECIPE

 

Beer Braised Beanless Chili. We’re going completely beanless for this chili recipe. Rich with tomato paste, ground beef, and you guessed it...beer! You’ll love this unique twist on our favorite fall meal. RECIPE

 

Happy National Chili Month, everyone!