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Try some of these Leftover Chili Recipes to turn chili into another tasty dish. 20 recipes using leftover chili.
We have so many fabulous ideas for leftover chili you will love. It is super easy to use chili for another dish. Chili is one of our favorite main dish recipe and these recipes to use up the leftovers.
Your family won’t even realize they are eating leftovers. I just love when I can turn something into a new dish without much work. Not only does this save me time but it saves us money too. Plus, we all get to eat lots of great food.
Table of Contents
- How to Store Leftover Chili
- How to Freeze Leftover Chili
- 1. Chili Dogs
- 2. Make Chili Mac
- 3. Make Breakfast Bowls
- 4. Chili Baked Potato
- 5. Make Nachos
- 6. Cincinnati Chili
- 7. Frito Chili Cheese
- 8. Cock pot Chili mac and Cheese
- 9. Chili Cheese Dip
- 10. Cowboy Pork Chops
- 11. Ground Beef Enchiladas
- 12. Beef and Bean Chimichangas
- 13. Easy Chili Cheese Dip
- 14. Chili Stuffed Peppers
- 15. Make Burritos
- 16. Make Tator Tot Casserole
- 17. Chili Nachos
- 18. Hamburger Casserole
- 19. Chili Sloppy joes
- 20. Taco Salad
- Try our Popular Chili Recipes
How to Store Leftover Chili
Place the chili inside an air tight container in the refrigerator. Make sure the container has a good lid.
It will keep up to 3 to 4 days.
How to Freeze Leftover Chili
Freezing chili is a great way to make it last longer. Allow it to cool completely and then place inside a freezer container.
The chili can be frozen up to 4 to 6 months. You can find even more tips on freezing chili.
You are going to love these simple but delicious recipes using leftover chili. These recipes are so good that your family will actually look forward to leftovers.
Go ahead and make a list of what you plan to try first. There are so many yummy ideas for using leftover chili.
1. Chili Dogs
This is probably one of our favorite ways to use leftover chili. You can make chili cheese dogs for another wonderful meal. Kids will love hot dogs served this way.
2. Make Chili Mac
This pasta dish is so hearty with the chili and can easily feed a crowd. It has lots of beef, beans and more.
3. Make Breakfast Bowls
Serve your chili on top of eggs and hashbrowns to make an amazing breakfast bowl.
4. Chili Baked Potato
Top any leftover chili on your favorite baked potato. Add cheese and sour cream and you have an easy complete dinner.
5. Make Nachos
Instead of using taco meat, spread leftover chili meat on tortilla chips to make oven nachos. Such an easy dinner idea! These nachos are loaded with black beans, melted shredded cheese, and topped with tomatoes.
6. Cincinnati Chili
Instead of making traditional spaghetti, mix in spaghetti noodles with your leftover chili. It is a delicious easy dinner idea with a fun twist on the classic spaghetti.
7. Frito Chili Cheese
Whether you need a Game Day meal or quick weeknight dinner, Frito Pie is always a good idea. Leftover chili served on Fritos Corn Chips and topped with cheese is sure to be a hit.
8. Cock pot Chili mac and Cheese
The slow cooker makes Chili Mac and Cheese even easier. Instead of adding beef, just add leftover chili to this tex mex recipe.
9. Chili Cheese Dip
Try this easy appetizer anytime you need a delicious snack. It is even easier with leftover chili. Each bite is so cheesy and tasty. This dip is delicious dipped with French Fries and tortilla chips.
10. Cowboy Pork Chops
Skip the canned chili and use leftover chili to make Cowboy Pork Chops. It is so easy in the crock pot.
11. Ground Beef Enchiladas
Use leftover chili for the stuffing of ground beef enchiladas in a casserole dish topped with enchilada sauce. This is such a nice time saver.
12. Beef and Bean Chimichangas
Leftover chili would be the perfect stuffing for Beef Chimichangas. The flavor is amazing and you will save a ton of time.
13. Easy Chili Cheese Dip
Leftover chili combined with cheese makes a great dip. Spice things up with jalapenos on top for a chili cheese bean dip.
14. Chili Stuffed Peppers
Instead of using ground beef, try using leftover chili in stuffed peppers. This is so easy and works great in the bell peppers.
15. Make Burritos
Use your leftover chili to make amazing beef burritos. This easy weeknight meal is even easier using leftovers.
16. Make Tator Tot Casserole
Add leftover chili to this recipe instead of ground beef. It is so flavorful in this casserole with tater tots.
17. Chili Nachos
Instead of adding ground beef to nachos, use chili. This recipe is so tasty and easy to make.
18. Hamburger Casserole
Chili is amazing in this easy hamburger casserole instead of the ground beef. This casserole is one of the best comfort foods. Just toss everything in a baking dish.
19. Chili Sloppy joes
Sloppy joes are a favorite. Reheat chili to make sloppy joes.
20. Taco Salad
Top each Taco Salad with with leftover chili for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Even better topped with cheddar cheese and green onions.