Whether you're craving a classic soul-warmer or a creative twist on a timeless stew, count on chili for a no-fuss meal. And since pairing chili with wine can be daunting, we've picked the perfect sip to enhance each dish.
Quick Three-Bean Chili with Beef
Exceptionally easy, this hearty version comes together quickly with the help of ground beef and three varieties of canned beans.
Pair it with: Malbec
This flavorful beef chili recipe calls for a rich, full-bodied wine—such as a malbec from Argentina. Ripe with hints of black fruits and violets and a hint of a savory quality, malbec is wonderful paired with beef-centric dishes.
Spicy White Chili
This version's creaminess comes from pureed white beans, and its heat from cayenne pepper and diced green chilies.
Pair it with: Riesling
Wines with a touch of sweetness tend to moderate a food's spicy heat, making them natural companions for spicy dishes. Try pairing this dish with a dry riesling.
Vegetarian Green Chili
This broth-based green chili abounds with veggies and is served over rice for an ultra-thick dish.
Pair it with: Pinot Grigio
The fresh green flavor of this dish calls for an equally fresh, citrusy wine. Try pairing it with a zesty pinot grigio. The lemony, herbal notes of the wine will complement the salsa verde, cilantro, and green pepper flavors.