Chili is known as great comfort food. Celebrate today and be comforted in the process.
Most people think chili originated in Mexico. Despite that popular belief, chili does not come from Mexico. Even though the recipe has been influenced by Mexican culture, it also incorporates elements from Native American and Spanish culinary traditions. Therefore, many historians believe chili originated in Texas where all three of these cultures intersected.
According to legend, Spanish priests called the first chili “the soup of the Devil” because they believed that chili peppers were an aphrodisiac.
Whether you prefer it Texas-style, Mexican-style, or vegetarian, chili served with a side of cornbread is a fabulous comfort food for the winter season.
What are the ingredients in chili?
Many cooks claim they make the best chili, and they use variations of the basic recipe. However, most of those cooks agree that a good chili recipe must have beans, beef, pork, and tomatoes. Spices include a lot of things depending on what is on hand including paprika for the smokiness.
There are many quick and easy recipes that you can choose from if you don't have one that has been handed down from family and friends.
To celebrate National Chili Day, eat a bowl of a delicious bowl of this historical spicy stew.