What makes chili, chili? The difference between a stew and chili is the spice. Typically, it is made with chili peppers, meat, and often tomatoes and beans with spices such as garlic, onions, and cumin, but there are many variations of this one-pot meal. Geographic and personal tastes can determine what a chili is. For instance, vegetarian chili doesn't include meat; chili verde is a popular New Mexico dish using green chilis; and Cincinnati chili tends to have specific spices and no beans.
Try any or all of the chili recipes below to warm you and your family and friends up during the cool months.