chili con carne

[ chil-ee kon -kahr-ney ]
/ ˈtʃɪl i kɒn ˈkɑr neɪ /

noun

a Mexican-style dish made with chile peppers or chili powder, cubed or ground beef, chopped onion and pepper, and often kidney beans and tomatoes.

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Also chil·e con car·ne [Spanish chee-ley kawn -kahr-ney] /Spanish ˈtʃi leɪ kɔn ˈkɑr neɪ/ .
Also called chi·li, chil·e .

Origin of chili con carne

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; from Spanish chile “chile pepper” + con “with” + carne “meat”
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for chili con carne

  • Cakes of ground corn were frying there, and on the stove were enchiladas and tamales and chili-con-carne being kept warm.