Comforting Chili Recipes for Fall

Cooking How-To, Dinner, Fall, Recipes, Seasonal Foods
on September 30, 2013
Mark Boughton/ styling: Teresa Blackburn

It’s easy to wax poetic on the merits of chili, especially in the fall. It’s hot, hearty and comforting, yes, but there’s more. Easily customized to suit any taste—spicy, mild, meaty, vegetarian—a big batch of chili is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, taken one step further when served with a choice of DIY garnishes (or “fixins,” as they’re affectionately known in the South).

The ultimate one-pot meal for the masses, chili is easily stored, transported and reheated—making it an excellent go-to for any occasion from tailgates and potlucks to after-school functions and impromptu family gatherings.

And so, in all our autumn-inspired zeal, we’ve busied ourselves collecting ten of our favorite chili recipes from the Relish recipe archives to see you through the season.

Just don’t forget the fixins, or the cornbread…

Skillet Cornbread

Skillet Buttermilk Cornbread
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
Brown Butter and Sour Cream Cornbread
Cheese and Black Pepper Cornbread