It may not be as cold as it normally is in December—hey, I can’t say I hate everything about global warming—but it’s still below 50 degrees most days, and in my world, that’s an excuse to eat and drink all things hot and delicious. (See also: Healthy soups and one-pot meals.) It’s no coincidence that these foods are also easy as hell to make—a dream for lazy people like me who also happen to be flavor snobs. Sorry, but what’s the point of eating it if it doesn’t taste good?
That’s never the problem with chili, which happens to be one of the easier, healthier, and most incredibly flavor-packed winter foods. Whether you’re in the mood for creamy chicken, smoky BBQ, healthy vegan, or loaded cheesy chili, there’s something for everyone in this round-up of 13 excellent recipes. Pro tip: Make a huge batch, so that you can enjoy it all week (or even month, if you’re smart about how you portion it out).