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Definition: Chili is a popular dish of beef stewed with seasoning and chile peppers. Although chili -- or chili con carne -- probably originated in Texas, variations are cooked and enjoyed throughout United States. Some variations on the traditional Texas chili include chili with beans and other types of meat. The popular Cincinnati chili, an elaborate spaghetti topping with layers of chili made with Middle Eastern seasonings, chopped onions, beans and cheese, was created by Athanas Kiradjieff in 1922.

Pronunciation: CHIHL-ee • (noun)

Also Known As: Chili con carne, chili con carne with beans, bowl of red.

Related Resources:

Chili Recipes
A variety of chili recipes, from traditional no-beans to chicken with beans.

Crockpot Chili Recipes
Dozens of recipes for the slow cooker.

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