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Top Gluten-Free Chili Recipes

Best gluten-free chili recipes from About.com Food Experts


Chili is an ideal make-ahead fall dish -- it develops such flavor when made the day before serving. Here's a great list of chili recipes from About.com Food Guides.

Be sure to use gluten-free spices, beans and broth products as called for in these recipes. As always, read labels carefully when shopping for your ingredients.

1. Gluten-Free Vegetarian Chili

Bowl of Vegan Chili Soup with Cornbread
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This vegetarian and vegan chili recipe is really fast and easy to make. Canned black beans, tomatoes, onions, garlic, healthy olive oil and classic chili spices are all the ingredients you'll need for this great, every day chili recipe from Jolinda Hackett, About.com Guide to Vegetarian Food.

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2. Gluten-Free Spicy Buffalo Chili

According to John Mitzewich, About.com Guide to American Food, "Buffalo chili is lower in fat and calories than a beef chili since buffalo are a leaner animal." This spiced up recipe is layered with flavor. Be sure to use gluten-free beef broth and beans. Yes, canned beans sometimes are thickened with gluten, so read labels carefully.

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3. Mostly Meat Low-Carb Chili

Another unique chili recipe from John Mitzewich, this chili recipe is big on meat. The recipe calls for 5 pounds of ground beef and serves 12.

Recipe for Mostly Meat Low-Carb Chili

4. Spicy Four Alarm Vegetarian Chili

This zipped up vegetarian, vegan chili recipe is made with beans, tomatoes and lots of heat- hot salsa, red pepper flakes, cayenne and chili powder. Sounds like my kind of chili

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5. Spicy Freezer Chili

This classic chili recipe from Linda Larsen, About.com Guide to Busy Cooks freezes nicely. Make a double batch and you'll have delicious, homemade "fast food" chili. Thaw and reheat with a small amount of water and cornstarch.

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6. Chicken Chili

Made with lean cubed chicken breast, Chicken Chili is brightened with corn, lime juice and garnished with sour cream, chopped red onion and fresh cilantro. This delicious recipe comes from Diana Rattray, About.com Guide to Southern Food.

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7. Black Bean Vegetarian Chili

Sweet potatoes, carrots, red bell peppers and black beans add healthy antioxidant power to this vegetarian / vegan chili recipe from Jolinda.

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8. Kid-Friendly Chili Con Carne

Kids tend to love chili and this kid-friendly recipe from Stephanie Gallagher, About.com Guide to Cooking for Kids is made with mild chili powder, toned down for little palates.

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9. Easy Low Fat Crockpot Chicken Chili

Here's an economical, easy low fat chili recipe from Fiona Haynes, About.com Guide to Low Fat Cooking. Use chicken thighs and prepared salsa in this convenient crockpot recipe.

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