01/29/2015 12:54 EST | Updated 02/01/2015 05:59 EST

27 Super Bowl Chili Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us, and while sports fans everywhere can enjoy three-and-a-half hours of football and a halftime show, foodies are only worried about the bowl in front of them... the super bowl full of chili, that is.

Chili — like beer, nachos and wings — is a Super Bowl essential, and if you're still looking for hearty, meaty and cheesy (and even vegan) recipes for your party table, we're here to both excite your palette and offer you options.

We've gathered 27 of our favourite chili recipes from a tofu black bean creation to chili with chocolate to classic chili with ground beef and cheddar cheese.

Just make sure you have a super spoon handy as well!

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