14 Tasty Chili Recipes By Martha Stewart

With bold spices, wholesome ingredients, and personalized touches, there are so many incredible chili recipes waiting to be discovered by you.

The best, however, are found in Martha Stewart’s repertoire, where you will find everything from hearty classics to inventive twists that satisfy every palate out there.

Browsing through Martha’s vast collection of recipes requires a lot of time. That is why we have done the hard work for you and picked 14 tasty chili recipes from the legendary Martha Stewart. 

Chili Recipes By Martha Stewart

If you’re ready to savor the warmth, depth, and richness of these sumptuous recipes, stay with us.

Many of these will undoubtedly become a staple in your kitchen and leave your family and friends in awe. 

Best Vegetarian Chili Recipes

1. Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Need to rustle up a chili dish in under an hour? This may be the recipe for you.

A mix of cumin and chipotle-chili powder gives the dish a pleasant spice. And a topping of sliced jalapeños provides added heat (if you can’t take the heat, go easy on these).

This is a fantastic, hearty alternative to traditional meat-based chilies, packed full of flavors.

Its combination of vegetables, beans, and spices not only makes it delicious but also totally nutritious. 

2. Vegetarian Chili with Avocado Cream

If you need to make a batch of chili in advance of an upcoming event, this recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. That means no last-minute mad rushes!

Simply reheat it on the stove before serving it up, and it will taste as fresh as the day it was made.

This meatless delight offers a rich and strong flavor profile, sporting a blend of cumin, ancho chilies, and various vegetables.

Super satisfying, the dish owes much to its magical combination of sweet potatoes, lentils, and beans.

The result is a hearty dish enhanced by avocado cream and cilantro for added creaminess and freshness. 

3. Vegetarian White Chili

Here’s another hearty chili dish, but with a secret ingredient – Parmesan rind.

This gives the dish a wonderful depth of flavor and profound richness.

But don’t worry if you don’t have Parmesan rind; you can substitute it with store-bought or homemade low-sodium vegetable broth instead.

Beans, charred poblanos, and a mix of greens give this dish its hearty base, vibrant flavors, and sumptuous textures.

For additional richness, spices, herbed sour cream, and cornmeal are included, making this one flavorful veggie extravaganza.  

4. Vegan Sweet Potato Chili

We’re going full-on vegan for this sweet potato chili recipe.

The dish has a robust, earthy, smoky flavor profile thanks to ancho chilies.

Teaming up with vitamin-rich sweet potatoes and jam-packed with protein from black beans, this is one nutritious dish.

With a symphony of spices, tender sweet potatoes, and beans, this is a tremendously comforting dish, perfect for a cozy night in.

Best Turkey Chili Recipes

5. Turkey Chili

Moving on to meaty wonders, we start with this divine turkey chili recipe.

Yes, beef is the staple ingredient in traditional chilies, but turkey provides a leaner and lighter alternative with a distinct flavor and reduced fat content.

This Martha Stewart version begins with a delicious ancho-tomato purée, made with canned fire-roasted tomatoes, imparting an incredibly deep flavor profile.

Boasting rich and complex flavors and textures, the addition of aromatic spices helps create a satisfying, hearty dish.

6. Turkey and White-Bean Chili

Next up is this speedy, family-friendly turkey and white bean chili recipe.

Loaded with ground turkey, ground cumin, jalapeño peppers, and tomato paste, this chili recipe is slow-simmered in quick time to release all the bold flavors of each ingredient.

You will fall in love with the combination of aromatic species, well-seasoned ground turkey, and cannellini beans, leaving you with a wholesome, hearty dish.

For added freshness, you can add vibrant garnishes like cilantro, sour cream, or radishes.

And feel free to substitute the turkey for another meat or meat-free alternative if you like. 

7. Turkey Chili in Tortilla Cups

Here’s something a little different – turkey chili served in crunchy, tasty corn tortilla cups.

This is a fun, low-calorie version of turkey chili, with a dollop of low-fat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream for added health benefits.

What stands out in this recipe, however, is the addition of beer, imparting a glorious rich depth of flavor.

A great twist on the classic dish, the blend of beans, spices, and creating serving options will surely win over any guests at your next gathering.

8. Hearty Turkey Chili

As the name suggests, this is one of the heartiest chili dishes you will ever have the joy of making.

Ideal for dinner any night of the week, this one-pot recipe is super easy and quick, taking under an hour to make from scratch.

All you need is dark meat turkey, kidney beans, chipotles in adobo, tomatoes (canned), and green bell pepper.

And, then, you can go wild with your garnishes with a mix of lime wedges, slices of avocado, grated cheese, diced red onion, and fresh cilantro to create a fresh, substantial meal that will fill the whole family. 

Best Beef Chili Recipes

9. Easy Beef Chili

Time to go down the traditional route with the tastiest beef chili recipes, and the best place to start is with this easy beef chili offering.

Using ground beef instead of beans, you cook the meat with aromatics before adding extra flavor with fire-roasted tomatoes, cocoa, and chili powder.

As you can tell from the name, this recipe excels in its simplicity, as well as its depth of flavor.

This is a versatile, filling recipe, too, as you can choose to use turkey or pork instead of beef and serve with sour cream to enhance its overall creaminess. 

10. Beef Chili

Need a dish to warm you up on cold winter nights? This is a perfect recipe with a multi-layered flavor profile.

It includes a magical combo of garlic, roasted chilies, and spice paste, contributing to its rich base.

The beef and beans are slow-simmered, giving the dish a heavy texture, ideal for colder evenings. The result? A chili with great depth, exceptional complexity, and a comforting, bold taste. 

11. 30-Minute Chili

Making up eight one-cup servings, this easy 30-minute chili recipe will come in handy when you need to make something quickly for unexpected guests or events.

Best of all, you can store it to eat throughout the week, cutting down cooking times and effort.

This dish has an outstanding combination of cinnamon, chipotle, and beer, adding complexity and uniqueness.

And its rapid simmering technique only enhances its overall texture, resulting in a hearty, rich dish with a superb balance of spices.

Best Chicken Chili Recipes

12. Chicken Chili With Hominy

A delicious chili, whether you eat it on the day you make it or the next day, the dark chicken meat gives this dish a tender texture, ideal for any occasion.

The chicken offers a leaner alternative to traditional beef, an excellent option for anyone looking for healthier substitutes.

The chicken is browned to perfection, while the aromatic blend of garlic, onion, and chili imparts a super strong yet exceptional flavor profile.

You will adore the addition of hominy, giving the chili a distinct twist. And the jalapeño sauce provides this well-balanced chicken chili with a spicy kick. 

13. White Bean Chicken Chili

Comforting and hearty, this white bean chicken chili has just the right amount of spice. It starts with skinless, boneless chicken thighs to give the dish a tender texture.

Once you sear the chicken, combine it with poblanos and chopped onions. 

The addition of spices, including cumin, chili powder, and coriander, as well as canned green chilies, results in a spicy, aromatic dish, wowing your taste buds with every bite.

To thicken the chili, add some cornmeal and stir in two cans of white beans. Then, it’s up to you to be creative and customize the chili how you like it.

We recommend enjoying it the next day, as the flavors are enhanced if left overnight. This truly is a Martha Stewart masterpiece!

Our All-Time Favorite Chili From Martha Stewart

14. Picadillo-Style Chili

It’s very hard to choose a favorite Martha Stewart chili recipe, but this Picadillo-style chili is right up there with the best we’ve had.

Spiced with ground cumin, ground cinnamon, and garlic, this Spanish-style beef chili is perfect for those who like a little spice but nothing too overwhelming.

It’s light on tomatoes but huge in flavor, and its serving with olives, almonds, and currants elevates it to a whole new level of exquisite taste. A must-try!  

Final Thoughts

From chicken to beef and turkey to vegetarian dishes, Martha Stewart has a chili recipe for everyone to enjoy.

Each one has unique flavors that can be customized to suit your and your family’s taste buds.

Let us know which of the 14 chili recipes you tried and loved the most.

14 Tasty Chili Recipes By Martha Stewart

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