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58 Chili-Inspired Dishes

Warm Up on National Chili Day with These Delicious Meal and Snack Ideas

— February 25, 2016 — Lifestyle
In honor of National Chili Day, celebrate with one of these creative dishes that use chili in classic and non-traditional ways. For example, a rise in vegan and vegetarian lifestyles has lead to the popularity of meat-free chili options.

Other dishes simply make use of chili butter, powder, chili cheese and chili sauce to enhance flavor. For example, the latest meal option from Burger King is a flame-grilled hot dog topped with chili cheese. Additionally, a new dish titled 'Voodoo Fries' from Red Robbin is spicy and topped with "bacon, queso, fried jalapenos and a dash of taste bud-tingling ghost chili sauce."

With so many ways to celebrate National Chili Day -- LiveStrong.com recently posted a 'Mexican Black Bean and Avocado Oatmeal' recipe, which gives a classic dish an exciting twist -- foodies can satisfy both savory and sweet cravings with these tasty meal ideas.
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Sweet Seasonal Chilis
Sweet Seasonal Chilis
This Sweet Potato and Apple Recipe Transforms a Turkey-Based Chili Dish
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Spicy Vegan-Friendly Dips
Spicy Vegan-Friendly Dips
This Green Chili Queso Uses Nutritional Yeast Instead of Cheese
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Meat-Free Pumpkin Chilis
Meat-Free Pumpkin Chilis
This Hearty Vegetarian Chili is Made from Seasonal Ingredients
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Mexican Eggnog Recipes
Mexican Eggnog Recipes
This Boozy Eggnog Recipe Includes a Tangy Tequila Ingredient
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Pumpkin Beer Biscuits
Pumpkin Beer Biscuits
This Spicy Chicken Chili Recipe Goes With Autumnally Appropriate Bread Rolls
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Spicy Orange Marshmallows
Spicy Orange Marshmallows
Sriracha Orange Marshmallows Bring a Little Heat to the Fluffy Treat
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Spicy Honey Cookies
Spicy Honey Cookies
These Flavored Cookies Pair Honey with Chili and Wasabi
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Korean Waffle Bowls
Korean Waffle Bowls
This Korean Waffle Bowl Serves Up a Hearty Morning Kick
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Vegan Yam Nachos
Vegan Yam Nachos
These Sweet Potato Fry Nachos Reinvent a Beloved Mexican Dish
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Autumnal Pumpkin Chilis
Autumnal Pumpkin Chilis
The Apple Cider and Squash Soup Recipe Makes a Hearty Meal in Cold Weather
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Fajita-Stuffed Potatoes
Fajita-Stuffed Potatoes
The Chipotle-Drizzled Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Contain Mexican Veggies
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White Cauliflower Chilis
White Cauliflower Chilis
This Vegan Chili Recipe is Made with Quinoa and Cashew Milk
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Thai-Inspired Chicken Salads
Thai-Inspired Chicken Salads
The Uncle Boons Chicken Salad Brings Thai Culture a Canadian Meal
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Autumnal Apple Soups
Autumnal Apple Soups
This Cream of Pumpkin and Apple Soup Recipe Will Be a Favorite for Fall
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Rosemary Mayonnaise Spreads
Rosemary Mayonnaise Spreads
Empire Mayo's Flavored Mayonnaise is Infused with Rosemary Salt
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Turkish Egg Breakfasts
Turkish Egg Breakfasts
London's Kopapa Serves Turkish Eggs with Creamy Yogurt and Spicy Butter
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Savory Pork-Infused Jams
Savory Pork-Infused Jams
These Bacon Jams are Ideal for Upping Your Charcuterie Board Game
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Healthy Chili Burgers
Healthy Chili Burgers
These Turkey Burgers are Topped with Green Chili and Lettuce Buns
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Middle Eastern Chilis
Middle Eastern Chilis
This Spiced Chick Pea and Turkey Chili Includes Labneh Cheese and Chermoula
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Vegan Quinoa Chilis
Vegan Quinoa Chilis
This Homemade Vegetarian Stew is Filled with Protein
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Mini Chili Cups
Mini Chili Cups
These Single-Serve Portions of Chicken Stew are Ideal for Parties
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Healthy Homemade Ramen Soups
Healthy Homemade Ramen Soups
This Miso Ramen Recipe Cuts Out Unnecessary Salt and Additives
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Dippable Dehydrated Vegetables
Dippable Dehydrated Vegetables
'Dipperz' are Made with Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots
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Grilled Cauliflower Sandwiches
Grilled Cauliflower Sandwiches
This Gluten-Free Sandwich Uses a Veggie in Place of Bread
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Spicy Thai-Inspired Sandwiches
Spicy Thai-Inspired Sandwiches
This Smoky Chicken Sandwich Features a Trio of Spicy Sauces
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Spicy Hot Chocolate Mixes
Spicy Hot Chocolate Mixes
This Gourmet Drink Mix Features a Hint of Cayenne
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Steak-Topped Nacho Dishes
Steak-Topped Nacho Dishes
The New 'BOSS Nachos' Feature Generous Portions of Marinated Steak
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Deep-Fried Kale Clusters
Deep-Fried Kale Clusters
This Deep-Fried Food Turns Kale into an Unhealthy Treat
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Dessert-Combining Pies
Dessert-Combining Pies
This Apple Crumble Recipe From Refinery29 is a Homemade Apple Pie Hybrid
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Ultra-Spicy French Fries
Ultra-Spicy French Fries
The New Voodoo Fries from Red Robin are Tossed in Blackened Seasoning
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Coconut-Based Jerky
Coconut-Based Jerky
Cocoburg's Dried Coconut Meat Snacks are Branded as Raw Vegan Jerky
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Gourmet Food Pantry Collections
Gourmet Food Pantry Collections
This Decadent Gourmet Gift Set is Sweet, Savory and Spicy
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Indian-Inspired Hot Chocolates
Indian-Inspired Hot Chocolates
This Indulgent Chocolate Drink is Infused with Cardamom
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Babylonian Egg Breakfasts
Babylonian Egg Breakfasts
Makhlama Lahm is an Iraqi Egg Dish Made with Lamb and Tomatoes
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Flame-Grilled Hot Dogs
Flame-Grilled Hot Dogs
The Latest Burger King Dish Helps Consumers Enjoy Barbecue in Winter
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Bunless Thai Burgers
Bunless Thai Burgers
These Paleo Pork Burgers are Infused with Sweet Chili Sauce
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Coffee-Flavored Jerky Snacks
Coffee-Flavored Jerky Snacks
This Spicy Jerky is Infused with Savory Coffee Flavor
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Pineapple Caramel Chocolates
Pineapple Caramel Chocolates
Marco Paolo Chocolates Embraces Unique Chocolate Flavor Combinations
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Autumnal Burrito Bowls
Autumnal Burrito Bowls
This Mexican-Inspired Dish is Transformed by Pulled Pork and Pumpkin
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Savory Mexican Oatmeals
Savory Mexican Oatmeals
This Unconventional Porridge Recipe is Prepared with Beans and Avocado
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Spicy Halloween Burgers
Spicy Halloween Burgers
This Hot Chili Burger Challenges Consumers to Take on the Heat
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Hot Sauce Pellets
Hot Sauce Pellets
David Ma Converted Liquid Sriracha Chili Sauce into Solid Caviar-Like Balls
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Vinegar-Based South African Sauces
Vinegar-Based South African Sauces
The Cape Town Peri Peri Sauce Two-Pack is a Premium Condiment
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Spicy Chocolate Granola Bars
Spicy Chocolate Granola Bars
This Drak Chocolate Snack Bar Features the Kick of Chili
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Customizable Steak Wraps
Customizable Steak Wraps
The New 'BOSS Wraps' Come with Two Portions of Marinated Steak
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Naturally Sweetened Mexican Juices
Naturally Sweetened Mexican Juices
These Fruit Juices are Inspired by a Popular Mexican Beverage
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Bagged Ballpark Nachos
Bagged Ballpark Nachos
This Bag of Cheetos Acts a Convenient Vessel for a Casual Snack
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Casual Seafood Eateries
Casual Seafood Eateries
NYC's 'Lobster Press' Sits in the Food Stall at Penn Station
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Smokey Homemade Potato Chips
Smokey Homemade Potato Chips
These Baked Vegetable Chips are Sprinkled with BBQ Seasoning
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Bacon-Flavored Kale Snacks
Bacon-Flavored Kale Snacks
This Vegan Rhythm Superfoods Snack Boasts the Taste of Smoky Bacon
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Hangover-Thwarting Jerky Snacks
Hangover-Thwarting Jerky Snacks
This Snack is the World's First Hangover-Preventing Meat
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Exotic Brussels Sprout Snacks
Exotic Brussels Sprout Snacks
Brussel Bytes' Vegetable Snacks are Seasoned Enticing Flavors
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Thai-Inspired Winter Soups
Thai-Inspired Winter Soups
This Restaurant Has Added a New Addition to Its Line of Broth Bowls
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Fruit-Based Meat Substitutes
Fruit-Based Meat Substitutes
Upton's Naturals Uses Jackfruit as a Plant-Based Alternative to Meat
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Prize-Winning Pork Snacks
Prize-Winning Pork Snacks
These Pork Crackling Snacks are Packaged in Bags with Gold Medal Labels
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Spicy Coffee Shop Sandwiches
Spicy Coffee Shop Sandwiches
This Shop Now Offers Two New Spicy Breakfast Sandwiches
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Spicy Bespoke Popcorn
Spicy Bespoke Popcorn
The Empire Bespoke Foods Brand Launches a Tabasco-Flavoured Popcorn
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Gourmet Sriracha Blends
Gourmet Sriracha Blends
The Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha Two-Pack is for Spice Lovers
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