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chili con carne

(chĭl`ē kŏn kär`nē) [Span.,=hot peppers with meat], Mexican food popular in the United States and now manufactured and canned commercially. It consists mainly of beef, beans, chilies (see pepperpepper,
name for the fruits of several unrelated Old and New World plants used as spices or vegetables or in medicine. Old World (True) Peppers

Black pepper (Piper nigrum
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), garlic, and spices, although the ingredients may be varied.
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When it comes to chile con carne, one unlikely theory says the Aztecs made a chili-like stew out of the flesh of Spanish conquistadors.
Also known as: Chile con carne, chilli, soup of the devil, bowl of red.