Celebrate National Chili Day

National Chili Day celebrates this easy-to-make meal, and we have recipes that will hit the spot! Packed with healthy protein, fiber, and vitamins, chili is one of our favorite things to whip up in the midst of winter.

Chili is a warm, hearty dish that is so easy to pull together. Combine all ingredients in a crockpot before you leave for work, set on low, and come home to a great meal!

When is National Chili Day?

A wonderful national holiday that happens every year on the fourth Thursday in February that celebrates chili of all kinds. National Chili Day was designed to encourage each and every one of us to eat beans. They are good for your heart.

white chicken chili dish in casserole on wood table to celebrate national chili day

Healthy, Hearty National Chili Day Recipes

Crafted with a mix of beans, spices, honey, and…beer, this Sweet Spicy Chili is a nutrient-dense and yummy meal. This recipe is vegan, although you could definitely swap out the veggie crumbles for ground turkey, beef, or shredded chicken! Add in your favorite toppings, like avocado or shredded cheese, to make this meal something special.

Spicy Vegetarian Chili with Beer

Sweet and Spicy Chili

Chili is such a perfect dish for any weeknight evening. It doesn’t require a lot of time to fix and it’s a filling, healthy, and delicious meal to prepare. We think this Sweet Spicy Chili is borderline comfort food.

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If you want something equally as filling, but more traditional than our Sweet Spicy Honey Chili, try our Turkey Chili. Turkey is lean, high in protein, and more environmentally friendly than beef or pork. This chili would also be delicious made with just a mix of beans or veggie crumbles instead of the turkey.

Making turkey chili in red cast iron pot surrounded by ingredients

Easy Turkey Chili Recipe

Turkey Chili is one of the best meals to put together when the weather is cold. Besides browning the meat, all you need to do is toss the ingredients together in a crockpot and wait a few hours for a deliciously filling meal.

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This Sweet Potato Chili is an unusual take on the normally bean-based stew. The sweet potatoes give a rich, hearty texture to the chili, while the blend of spices forms a smoky-sweetness that is absolutely delectable. This dish is vegetarian, but you can add ground turkey or beef if you so desire.

Sweet Potato Chili served over rice

Sweet Potato Chili

This sweet potato chili is made with a mix of beans, veggies, and spices that make a hearty, satisfying dish.

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Our latest White Chicken Chili will warm up any cold winter evening at home and satisfy your hunger.

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Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe

This dish is rich and satisfying. I find that the ingredients for this dish are usually in my pantry. Bon Apetit!

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If you are looking for ideas on what to serve with your chili, our Amazing Southern Cornbread makes a great companion to any chili dish and will not disappoint you or your family!

Cornbread in a round pan with a pie-shaped slice out of it still in skillet. Perfect for Thanksgiving Feast!

Southern Cornbread

Southern Cornbread is an ancient recipe that dates back to early Native American settlements. Cornbread made its first modern appearance when native American tribes provided food for the early settlers of the Americas in the south.

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The idea behind beer bread is not far different from cornbread. The leavening agent is beer. Give Beer Bread a try with your chili, it makes a great companion to any chili dish and will not be disappointing!

Beer bread made with buckwheat honey

Honey Beer Bread Recipe

Making beer bread is simple! There's no need to add yeast, let the dough rise, or fuss over the temperature of your kitchen. Just mix everything, and pull a hearty, crusty loaf of bread from your oven any time you want to feel like a world-class baker.

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Don’t forget the Skinny Margarita Recipe, National Chili Day would not be the same without them.

Skinny Margarita made with eastern shore honey and citrus juice

How to Make Skinny Margarita Recipe

Skinny Margarita is a "thing". It's a lower-calorie alternative to the well-loved sugary counterpart that many of us gave up drinking in our youth.

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We hope that you enjoy these recipes on National Chili Day. If you decide to make any of our recipes, or better yet, your very own take, why not take a photo and share it with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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