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January 2nd, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Take the Chill out with Chili

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There’s nothing like a good pot of chili on a cold winter day! There are so many great  recipes…vegetarian, low-calorie, etc. Chili can be a great source of protein or a healthy alternative to other fattening, carb-filled winter dishes. Got a crockpot? There are some yummy options you can try that don’t require anything but throwing the ingredients in and having a delicious dinner ready in a few hours! Keep it simple or dress it up with the trimmings…shredded cheddar, sour cream, chives, YUM! Here are some delicious chili recipes:

Classic, Award-Winning Chili 

Chunky Vegetarian Chili 

Slow-Cooker Chunky Chicken Chili

Chili-Stuffed Peppers

My personal favorite, the quick and easy McCormick’s Chili Mix, is my go-to meal for busy days when I don’t have enough time to spend hours in the kitchen cooking dinner. All you need is the seasoning mix, ground meat (I prefer lean turkey), beans (I use kidney beans for the color and flavor), and diced tomatoes (or tomato sauce or paste for a thicker texture). I top it off with shredded sharp cheddar and some sweet cornbread on the side!

Anyone have a favorite recipe they want to share?

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