Chili is a classic and hearty meal, and the canned versions can be superconvenient.
Chili is warm, comforting, and filling, but it requires a fair amount of chopping and simmering to build the complex flavors. So canned options offer a cheap and convenient way to enjoy the classic meal.
I taste tasted five kinds of canned chili — Hormel, Wolf Brand, Amy’s, Campbell’s Chunky, and the Campbell’s brand Well Yes — to find the best option.
I decided to compare versions with beans for consistency’s sake, and I heated up each chili in the microwave, following the instructions on the respective cans.
Read on to see how these canned chilis stacked up.