Food Bloggers’ Favorite Chili Recipes

I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) which means I’m blogging every day of November, 2013!

In honor of “chili season” (that’s totally a “thing”, right?), I asked some of my blogging friends for their best chile recipes. I present these food bloggers’ favorite chili recipes to you here in all their glory! There is something for everyone here, I think: we’ve got vegetarian chilies, crockpot chilies, meaty chilies, beef-free (but not vegetarian) chilies, a chili or two that have no beans, and even a tomato-free chili. So rock on and make chili…have an excellent weekend!

Healthy Green Kitchen Chili Recipe Round Up

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Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs

With the lazy days of summer over and my kids’ school year very much back in full swing, I am reacquainting myself with things such as getting breakfast ready at 7 am and packing lunches in a flash. I am also trying to use my slow cooker more because it truly makes dinner preparation a snap.

My son plays football every day after school so by the time he gets home, waiting a while for me to make something just isn’t an option…he’s too hungry! I’m a hero if there’s something ready to eat in the crockpot when we walk in the door. I like being a hero.

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs | Healthy Green Kitchen

We love short ribs and they are really perfect for the crockpot. You want the meat to be fall-off-the-bone tender and that’s a certainly when you use a slow cooker to make them. This recipe could not be simpler and makes quite a bit: I had enough of these slow cooker Asian short ribs left over to send with my son for lunch two days after we had this for dinner.

I served the meat alongside rice (I used a red rice, but any kind that floats your boat is great: white, brown, black, etc.) and we put some of both in lettuce wraps. A sprinkling of cilantro and some homemade hot sauce is a delicious touch. (I’ve been harvesting tons of chili peppers from my garden and I’ve made a number of sauces with them: this one from Jenny is a new favorite.)

Boston lettuce works well if you, too, want to make lettuce wraps with this recipe. If not, you can serve with rice and lots of veggies on the side. Kimchi makes a terrific accompaniment.

Thanks to Smith Bites for the inspiration!

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake (Gluten-Free)

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned to the blog This Chick Cooks. Katie is a health-conscious eater who enjoys the occasional decadent treat, and the recipe I chose to make from her blog was this Molten Chocolate Lava Crockpot Cake. I loved Katie’s description of the cake, the recipe for which she … Read more