Originally posted on Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast:

No matter who you are cheering for in the Superbowl, there is one winner for everyone…

Chili!

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A little history about Chili

The full name is Chili con carne. In Spanish, the “chili” refers to a chile pepper and the “carne” means meat. American frontier settlers would make it with dried beef, suet (a fatty meat or mutton), dried chili peppers and salt. They would take this mixture and pound it together to form bricks and left to dry. When they were ready to use it, they would boil it in pots on the trail.

At the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the San Antonio Chili Stand would help people from other parts of the country taste and appreciate chili. Chili con carne, better known as just chili, would become the official dish of Texas in 1977.

San Antonio, a tourist destination, would play a big…

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4 Responses

  1. Love chili! Looks delicious :)

    • I love chili as well, I can make it simple with ground beef & ground lamb, or go old school gourmet and use lobster, filet mignon and Sicilian sausage, or do a vegan chili. Glad to see you again Ms. Judy, hope you’re enjoying a fun peaceful Thursday evening. 8O

      • I have never eaten chili with lobster. Sounds so different, yet good. I hope you are having a great evening too!

      • I am, I am pissing off twitter folks and enjoying the Cooking Channel. :lol:

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