Chili recipes for every mood and occasion

WASHINGTON — Spring may be around the corner, but it’s always a good time for chili.

Whether you’re looking to pull something together quickly on a weeknight or have hours to let a flavorful stew simmer, we’ve got you covered.

Scroll through the gallery for some of the best chili recipes from our readers and the experts:

This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in January 2019 shows Black Bean Chili in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook "Multicooker Perfection." (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Black Bean Chili This black bean chili is as hearty, savory and satisfying as any meat chili. Find the AP recipe here. (Carl Tremblay/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Carl Tremblay)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in February 2019 shows Vegetarian Chili in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in "The Complete Diabetes Cookbook." (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Meatless Tempeh Chili This chili is both meatless and diabetic-friendly. Find the AP recipe here. (Joe Keller/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Joe Keller)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in October 2018 shows ground beef chili in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “New Essentials.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Beef Chili Looking for a secret ingredient to really spice up your beef chili? Check out this trick to keeping the meat moist and flavorful. Find the AP recipe here. (Carl Tremblay/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Carl Tremblay)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in January 2019 shows Chipotle Beef Chili Bowls in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “One-Pan Wonders.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
One-pan Chili This chili can be whipped up in a skillet. Find the AP recipe here. (Carl Tremblay/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Carl Tremblay)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in September 2018 shows easy beef chili in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Multicooker Perfection” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Multicooker Chili If you want a chili that can be ready in minutes or simmered for hours, this versatile one is for you. Find the AP recipe here. (Joe Keller/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Joe Keller)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in December 2018 shows White Chicken Chili in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook "Complete Diabetes Cookbook." (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
White Chicken Chili White chicken chili is a fresher, lighter cousin of the thick red chili most of us know and love. Find the AP recipe here. (Carl Tremblay/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Carl Tremblay)
This Nov. 16, 2015 photo shows game day turkey chili in Concord, NH. Everyone has a favorite chili recipe, and this is the time of year to break out yours, invite some friends over and yell at some football players on TV. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Healthy turkey chili The trick to making this healthier chili taste as comforting as its rivals is to add soy sauce to the meat after cooking it. Find the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Aug. 26, 2013 photo shows turkey and corn chili with sweet white miso in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Turkey and corn chili with sweet white miso This chili recipe combines Hispanic and Asian flavors, and can be ready and on the table in 30 minutes. Find the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
** FOR USE WITH AP WEEKLY FEATURES **    Red Onion Chili is baked in hollowed-out onions. The sweetness of the onion complements the bold flavor of the vegetarian chili topped with cheese. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Red onion chili This chili is baked in hollowed-out onions. The sweetness of the onion complements the bold flavor of the vegetarian chili topped with cheese. Find the recipe from AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (AP/LARRY CROWE)
This Jan. 6, 2014 photo shows chili cornbread pie in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Chili cornbread pie It’s a Tex-Mex take on shepherd’s pie. Find the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
In this image taken on January 7, 2013, Mexican beef brisket and winter squash chili is shown served in bowls in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Mexican beef brisket and winter squash chili This recipe takes a cut usually known for pot-roasting or barbecue and transforms it into a tasty and chunky chili. Get the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
** FOR USE WITH AP WEEKLY FEATURES ** Whiteface Mountain Chili, from  Kenneth Class at Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, N.Y. will warm you up after a day on the slopes. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Whiteface Mountain chili The recipe for this chili is adapted from Kenneth Class at Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, New York. It’s perfect after a day on the slopes. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/LARRY CROWE)
Corn Bread and Quick Chili are made in short order, for a weeknight meal than can be on the table in half an hour flat. Vegetarian chili is an easy, one-pot meal, and while most great chilies call for at least an hour of simmering, the absence of meat from this recipe speeds things along.  (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Cornbread and vegetarian quick chili There are no complicated ingredients and techniques in this quick weeknight chili recipe. And the end result is a healthy and satisfying meal. Find the recipe from AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/LARRY CROWE)
** FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES ** Fresh tomatillos are a highlight in Green Chili, shown in this Aug. 23, 2007 photo. The distinctive flavors and hearty texture will not allow you to confuse it with soup, as many quick chilis will. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Green chili You won’t miss the beef and tomatoes in this green chili recipe, which uses chicken sausage, ground chicken or turkey and tomatillos. Find the recipe from AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/LARRY CROWE)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in August 2018 shows a slow-cooker chicken tortilla soup in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Multicooker Perfection.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Tortilla soup Break out your Instapot and test out this new recipe for tortilla soup. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Joe Keller/America’s Test Kitchen via AP)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Vegetable-bean Chili with Whole-wheat Couscous is seen in this Oct. 16, 2007 photo.  This dish comes together quickly and will hold nicely for 3 days or can be frozen for 3 months. Prepare the couscous fresh whenever you decide to serve this spicy dish.  (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Vegetable-bean chili with whole-wheat couscous This dish comes together quickly and holds nicely for three days. It can also be frozen for three months. Find the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (AP/LARRY CROWE)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Three-way Cincinnati Chili layers spaghetti, a quick cooking chili and cheese as seen here in this Tuesday, March 25, 2008 photo. The regional favorite is ordered by the number of toppings, with a four way having another topping like onion or beans.    (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Three-way Cincinnati chili This dish layers spaghetti, a quick cooking chili and cheese. Tip: For a healthier version, use ground turkey or chicken and whole wheat spaghetti. Find the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/LARRY CROWE)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Chili-stuffed Potatoes are seen in this Sunday, July 27, 2008 photo.  These potato skins can be fun, tasty and quick to the weeknight table.  (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Chili-stuffed potatoes Why eat chili out of a bowl when you can eat it out of a potato? Rachael Ray has a great recipe for Buffalo turkey chili-stuffed baked potato skins — talk about a crowd-pleaser. Find Rachael Ray’s recipe here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Larry Crowe)
This Oct. 31, 2011 photo shows winter chili dogs in Concord, N.H.  To serve, divide the mashed potatoes between 4 serving plates. Top each with a hot dog, then ladle the beans over them. Top with cheese, sour cream, jalapenos and red onion.    (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Winter chili dogs With mashed potatoes and jalapeño peppers, this chili dog is designed for winter, not summer. Get the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Matthew Mead)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Mixed Bean Chili and Brown Rice is seen in this Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 photo.  Mixed Bean Chili and Brown Rice is not only a healthy meal, taking advantage of high fiber, low-fat beans, but is also economical while being filling. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Mixed bean chili and brown rice This dish, which uses high-fiber and low-fat beans, is healthy, filling and economical. Find the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Larry Crowe)
This photo taken July 12, 2009 shows bison chili. Wash down this Bison Chili with an intensly hoppy beer like Green Flash Brewing Co.'s West Coast IPA. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Bison chili Bison is a lean meat that packs in protein and flavor. This recipe from Whole Foods uses loads of veggies to pack in some extra nutrition and sustenance for cold winter nights. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Larry Crowe)
This Sept. 29, 2014 photo shows smoky slow cooker vegetarian chili in Concord, N.H. No browning or other pots needed for this dump-and-go vegetarian chili that truly takes just 10 minutes to assemble. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Smoky slow cooker vegetarian chili No browning or other pots needed for this dump-and-go vegetarian chili that truly takes just 10 minutes to assemble. Get the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 8, 2011 photo shows pumpkin-roasted red pepper chili in Concord, N.H. This recipe uses a blend of ground bison and finely chopped boneless pork ribs, but any blend of lean meats can be used, including ground turkey or beef and chopped steak.  This recipe can also be made vegetarian by substituting beans for the meat.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Pumpkin-roasted red pepper chili This recipe uses a blend of ground bison and finely chopped boneless pork ribs, but any blend of lean meats can be used, including ground turkey or beef and chopped steak. This recipe can also be made vegetarian by substituting beans for the meat. Find the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Matthew Mead)
This April 27, 2015 photo shows chili stuffed avocados in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Chili-stuffed avocados Cool and creamy, avocados add a nice texture and flavor balance to a hearty chili. Find the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 19, 2011 photo shows all-or-nothing chili  in Concord, N.H.  For a day that's all about the rough and tumble, you need a chili that isn't afraid to play hard.    (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
All-or-nothing chili The motto for this chili is “go big or go home.” It’s perfect for a spread that has competing bold flavors (nachos, wings, blue cheese dips), because it can hold its own on the table. The recipe calls for coffee powder, pork tenderloin and flank steak. Get the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Larry Crowe)
This April 28, 2014 photo shows a sweet-and-tangy chili grinder in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Sweet-and-tangy chili grinder What’s a chili grinder? AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch explains it’s a basic beef and bean chili with a rich sauce that’s spooned onto a baguette, then topped with cheese. Get the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
In this image taken on August 27, 2012, Fire Roasted Tomato and Veggie Chili is shown in a serving dish in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Fire-roasted tomato and veggie chili There’s no need for meat in this veggie chili recipe. It’s vegan and gluten-free, but sticks to your ribs. Get the AP recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
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This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in January 2019 shows Black Bean Chili in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook "Multicooker Perfection." (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in February 2019 shows Vegetarian Chili in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in "The Complete Diabetes Cookbook." (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in October 2018 shows ground beef chili in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “New Essentials.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in January 2019 shows Chipotle Beef Chili Bowls in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “One-Pan Wonders.” (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in September 2018 shows easy beef chili in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Multicooker Perfection” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in December 2018 shows White Chicken Chili in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook "Complete Diabetes Cookbook." (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This Nov. 16, 2015 photo shows game day turkey chili in Concord, NH. Everyone has a favorite chili recipe, and this is the time of year to break out yours, invite some friends over and yell at some football players on TV. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Aug. 26, 2013 photo shows turkey and corn chili with sweet white miso in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
** FOR USE WITH AP WEEKLY FEATURES **    Red Onion Chili is baked in hollowed-out onions. The sweetness of the onion complements the bold flavor of the vegetarian chili topped with cheese. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This Jan. 6, 2014 photo shows chili cornbread pie in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
In this image taken on January 7, 2013, Mexican beef brisket and winter squash chili is shown served in bowls in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
** FOR USE WITH AP WEEKLY FEATURES ** Whiteface Mountain Chili, from  Kenneth Class at Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, N.Y. will warm you up after a day on the slopes. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Corn Bread and Quick Chili are made in short order, for a weeknight meal than can be on the table in half an hour flat. Vegetarian chili is an easy, one-pot meal, and while most great chilies call for at least an hour of simmering, the absence of meat from this recipe speeds things along.  (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
** FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES ** Fresh tomatillos are a highlight in Green Chili, shown in this Aug. 23, 2007 photo. The distinctive flavors and hearty texture will not allow you to confuse it with soup, as many quick chilis will. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in August 2018 shows a slow-cooker chicken tortilla soup in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “Multicooker Perfection.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Vegetable-bean Chili with Whole-wheat Couscous is seen in this Oct. 16, 2007 photo.  This dish comes together quickly and will hold nicely for 3 days or can be frozen for 3 months. Prepare the couscous fresh whenever you decide to serve this spicy dish.  (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Three-way Cincinnati Chili layers spaghetti, a quick cooking chili and cheese as seen here in this Tuesday, March 25, 2008 photo. The regional favorite is ordered by the number of toppings, with a four way having another topping like onion or beans.    (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Chili-stuffed Potatoes are seen in this Sunday, July 27, 2008 photo.  These potato skins can be fun, tasty and quick to the weeknight table.  (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This Oct. 31, 2011 photo shows winter chili dogs in Concord, N.H.  To serve, divide the mashed potatoes between 4 serving plates. Top each with a hot dog, then ladle the beans over them. Top with cheese, sour cream, jalapenos and red onion.    (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
**FOR USE WITH AP LIFESTYLES**   Mixed Bean Chili and Brown Rice is seen in this Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 photo.  Mixed Bean Chili and Brown Rice is not only a healthy meal, taking advantage of high fiber, low-fat beans, but is also economical while being filling. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This photo taken July 12, 2009 shows bison chili. Wash down this Bison Chili with an intensly hoppy beer like Green Flash Brewing Co.'s West Coast IPA. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This Sept. 29, 2014 photo shows smoky slow cooker vegetarian chili in Concord, N.H. No browning or other pots needed for this dump-and-go vegetarian chili that truly takes just 10 minutes to assemble. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Nov. 8, 2011 photo shows pumpkin-roasted red pepper chili in Concord, N.H. This recipe uses a blend of ground bison and finely chopped boneless pork ribs, but any blend of lean meats can be used, including ground turkey or beef and chopped steak.  This recipe can also be made vegetarian by substituting beans for the meat.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This April 27, 2015 photo shows chili stuffed avocados in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 19, 2011 photo shows all-or-nothing chili  in Concord, N.H.  For a day that's all about the rough and tumble, you need a chili that isn't afraid to play hard.    (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
This April 28, 2014 photo shows a sweet-and-tangy chili grinder in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
In this image taken on August 27, 2012, Fire Roasted Tomato and Veggie Chili is shown in a serving dish in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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