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chili con carne

[chil-ee kon kahr-nee] /ˈtʃɪl i kɒn ˈkɑr ni/
noun
1.
a Mexican-style dish made with chilies or chili powder, ground or diced beef, chopped onion and pepper, and usually kidney beans and tomatoes.
Also called chile, chili, chilli.
Origin of chili con carne
From the Spanish word chile con carne chili with meat
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  • Texas Red Braised Beef Short Ribs by Matt and Ted Lee In Texas, “red” is archaic slang for chili con carne.

    The Perfect Braise Cookstr.com December 22, 2009
Historical Examples
  • Afterwards they ate bowls of chili con carne and drank coffee and condensed milk, then drove out of town to make camp.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn

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