Chili con carne, meaning 'chili with meat', is a spicy stew containing chili peppers (sometimes in the form of chili powder), meat (usually beef), and often tomatoes, corn and beans. Other seasonings may include garlic, onions, and cumin. The dish originated in northern Mexico or southern Texas.
Geographic and personal tastes involve different types of meat and other ingredients. Chili con carne is a common dish for cook-offs, and may be used as a side, garnish, or ingredient in other dishes, such as soups or salsas.
chili con carne
served over angelhair pasta
I used the Bear Creek :darn good" chili. I do find it makes a quite enjoyable chili and it saves a lot of preparation time not having to presoak and parboil the beans or measure the ingredients.
I've always thought chili con carne is missing something. I don't much care for tortillas with my meal. I served it over pasta instead.