from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The pungent fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum, used especially as a flavoring in cooking. Also called chili pepper.
- n. Chili con carne.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The pungent/spicy fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum peppers, used especially to add heat, or as a flavouring in cooking; associated with Mexican, Indian, and Tex-Mex cuisine.
- n. A dish made with this fruit and other ingredients, such as beans and beef.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of red pepper. See capsicum
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See chilli.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans
- n. very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
Putting beans in chili is a major faux pas in Texas.
People often ask if my chili is authentic Texas chili.
This chili is adapted from the Smithsonian Cookbook of Native American foods and recipes, Foods of the Americas, which I have out from the library at the moment.
In fact, most of the time my chili is all beans and no meat (although I do enjoy the meat kind), because I only buy free range beef and that too expensive for my everyday budget.
If you put beans in chili in Texas and call it chili, they’ll hang you.
If I were on death row my last meal would be a whole Chinese barbecue duck with green onion pancakes, Chinese broccoli (gai lan), ginger-steamed rice and hoisin chili sauce.
At Deer Valley Resort, the Royal Street Cafe at the Silver Lake Lodge offers an array of appetizers for $6-$16; a bowl of the resort's signature turkey chili is $8.50.
The dan dan noodles, and wontons in chili oil are excellent
Meaty bites plus black bean/soy protein chili over rice are a winning combo and worthy repeat meal.
I don't like beans in chili, so that's why it's Texas chili and not tradtional.