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Warm up with these hearty chili recipes

Turkey Chili With Barley - Parents Canada

We can’t explain it, but as soon as there’s the slightest crispness in the air, it’s time for chili. A total workhorse, a good chili recipe is versatile, affordable, hearty and delicious. From veggie to ground turkey to chicken, add chili ingredients to your grocery list and get ready for cozy season. 

Turkey Chili with Barley 

Turkey chili with barley - parents canada

Does it get more comforting than a simmering pot of chili? This one swaps beef for leaner turkey and the addition of nubby barley for nice texture. Get the recipe: Turkey Chili with Barely 

Beef Chili 

Beef chili crop scaled - warm up with these hearty chili recipes

This hearty and robust beef chili recipe is a symphony of rich, tender beef, earthy cumin, and fiery chili, all harmonizing in a thick tomato base.

Slowcooker Chicken Chili 

Bowl of chili with sour cream, cheese and avocado
Slowcooker Chicken Chili

Let the slowcooker do the hard work for you with this hearty, comforting chili. Toasting the spices just before adding them helps boost their flavour, lending more dimension to the dish. Get the recipe: Slowcooker Chicken Chili

Very Veggie Chili with Butternut Squash 

Bowl of veggie chili with butternut squash in the background

It’s gourd season (yay!) and this veggie-heavy chili recipe is a perfect way to use the winter squash that are in season right now. Plus, we see it as a great opportunity to sneak some extra veggies into certain children who shall not be named… Get the recipe: Very Veggie Chili with Butternut Squash

And what goes best with chili… No-Knead Bread

Loaf of bread on a cutting board

Little effort is needed from you on this one. What this no-knead bread asks for is time. The finished product is crispy on the outside, soft and airy on the inside. Butter on a hot slice is non-negotiable. You won’t regret dunking this into your steamy bowl of chili. Get the recipe: No-Knead Bread

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