There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of warm, hearty chili. Sometimes you just want to skip all those steps and fill your belly with something delicious without putting in a lot of effort, so you can enjoy something delicious instead.
Chili canned in a can provides the solution. Canned foods often get a bad rap, but the best canned chili options are delicious, savory with a little kick, made with only natural ingredients, and minimally processed. Since it is difficult to sort through all the canned foods on the market, we narrowed it down to this list of canned chilis, each of which checks all the boxes.
Here are some of the best canned chilis you can buy.
Kettle & Fire Grass-Fed Beef Chili with Beans
Despite the fact that the Kettle & Fire Beef Chili with Beans is technically “boxed” and not “canned,” we would be doing you an enormous disservice if we omitted it from the list. While this chili is delicious, hearty, and loaded with protein from grass-fed beef, it’s also made with high-quality ingredients, like bone broth (which helps build collagen), organic tomatoes, organic kidney beans, and organic jalapeno peppers. Unlike other canned chilis, this one is sweetened only with organic honey, not refined sugar.
Amy’s Organic Medium Chili
Amy’s is known for being one of the first (and still one of the only) food manufacturers to offer premium frozen, canned, and convenience foods-and its Organic Medium Chili stays true to that mission. This vegetarian chili contains almost as much protein as meaty counterparts due to its combination of organic red beans and organic tofu. This soup has an organic ingredient list with no added sugar, it’s hearty and delicious, and it’s perfectly balanced-not too hot nor too sweet.
Wolf Brand Homestyle Chili with Beans
There’s a saying in Texas that everything is bigger, and the same is true for Wolf Brand Homestyle Chili with Beans-a meaty, thick chili made with large pinto beans, yellow bell peppers, dried chili peppers, and rolled oats. It is a bold, hearty chili that is made from a Texas recipe that was developed in 1895. Because it is homemade, it has an impressive ingredient list and tastes exactly like how the very first batch was made. Wolf Brand also makes a smoother regular chili with beans without the green bell peppers if you don’t like chunky Texas-style chili.
Campbell’s Chunky Hot & Spicy Beef & Bean Firehouse Chili
If you like your chili hot, then the Campbell’s Chunky Hot & Spicy Firehouse Chili is for you. This hearty beef and bean chili is often called “the best canned chili” because it has all the flavor of homemade chili without any of the work. Campbell’s Chili is seasoned with paprika, chipotle peppers, and various spices that create a mouth-watering, smoky chili that fills you up while leaving a welcome chili sting on your tongue. Campbell’s recommends serving this chili over homemade cornbread for a true comfort food treat.
Amy’s Organic Black Bean Chili
Amy’s canned chilis are all vegetarian and vegan-friendly, but her Organic Black Bean Chili stands out from the rest. In contrast to other chilis on this list that use kidney beans or pink beans, this version uses organic black beans along with organic bell peppers, organic green chiles, organic tomato puree, and a hint of lime to create a hearty chili with slightly Mexican overtones. You can eat it straight from the can or add sour cream to turn it into a black bean dip.
Stagg Classic Chili with Beans
Chili Lovers Chili, the Stagg Classic Chili with Beans blends kidney beans and pink beans with beef, pork, tomatoes, jalapenos, and dehydrated chile de arbol peppers for a thick, filling chili that makes an excellent topping for baked potatoes. The combination of chili peppers gives this canned chili a unique taste and just the right amount of heat without being overpowering. This means the two ingredients perfectly complement each other without one taking over the other. They come together without ever seeming overpowering. It is also 100 percent natural, free of artificial ingredients, and minimally processed.
We also have compiled a guide that will help you choose beans for chili, if you are looking for the best one.