chili con carne

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 These menu items include the chili con carne, the enchiladas de Tejas and the generous Mexico City dinner plate, which includes a beef taco, a cheese enchilada, a bean tostada, a chili tamale, guacamole, chili con queso, rice and beans. Emma Balter, Chron, 23 June 2022 Add it to chili con carne, braise it in beer, or mix it into a ragù for a twist on spaghetti bolognese. Bon Appétit, 8 Apr. 2022 The medium-spicy chili con carne is packed full of flavor! cleveland, 24 Feb. 2022 As any Texan will likely tell you, there are no beans in traditional chili con carne -- the focus is on chile peppers and meat. Casey Barber, CNN, 23 Jan. 2022 Options include chicken pesto pasta or beanless chili con carne. Erica Sweeney, SELF, 9 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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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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The first known use of chili con carne was in 1857

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