chili con carne

noun
chili con car·​ne | \ ˌchi-lē-ˌkän-ˈkär-nē How to pronounce chili con carne (audio) , -kən- \

Definition of chili con carne

: a spiced stew of usually ground beef and minced chiles or chili powder often with beans

Examples of chili con carne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What is widely understood to be Mexican food is most often closer to Tex-Mex: burritos, nachos, and chili con carne, associated with the American West, and, in many cases, with stereotypes of cowboys and Indians. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021 One of the basic items is the chili con carne made with chili meat, which supposedly originated in San Antonio. Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Mar. 2021 There are also plenty of recipes to try out, ranging from West African dish, jollof rice, to chili con carne from Texas. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 20 May 2020 It is used in all kinds of Mexican dishes, such as burritos, chili con carne, tacos, soups, stews, many of which might have a tomato base. Katie Workman, NBC News, 4 May 2020 For novices, don’t expect Texas-style chili con carne in a bowl; the Cincinnati version is more akin to a thick sauce to top spaghetti or slather on a hot dog. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 1 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of chili con carne

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chili con carne

American Spanish chile con carne chili with meat

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“Chili con carne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chili%20con%20carne. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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