National Chili Month 2013.
October is here! The month we all look forward to each year
has finally arrived. Check out some of the plans for Famous
Chili Recipes during this year's celebration!
Famous Chili Recipes competed in its first chili cook-off in
October! Read about our
first chili cook-off in 2013.
Chili, Football, and Fall 2013
Planning a trip to
Charleston, SC soon? Check out our
Chili in Charleston to make sure
you know where to get your chili fix while in town.
I've seen a great many
chili recipes over the past few years. While some of them have
very different ingredients, there are a few spices and ingredients
that are similar from recipe to recipe. Check out more about
these particular ingredients in
Top Five Spices to Use In Chili.
It's a whole new world of spices...chili spices, that is!
Check out my new article on Penzeys Spices and their
world of spices, and you might be
off on a new chili adventure with different flavors that you have
never dreamed of before.
Taqueria del Sol, located in Atlanta, GA, hosed their 3rd annual
Hatch Chile Festival. Read more about a spicy date night with
Taqueria del Sol's Green Chile Festival 2012.
Looking for a new and interesting way to store your
favorite spices? Try a
masala dabba. You know you
Need an inspiration for a different kind of chili
tonight? Why not put this
Andouille Crockpot Chili Recipe on
your to do list! Put it on in the morning and come home to a
Ever wondered how
cooking without a recipe could fit
into your cooking style? Take a look at our guest post written
by Tina Engberg.
Looking for a new recipe to try? How about
Mexican chili recipe? This
dish is served over spaghetti noodles, or some other type of noodle,
and it's a spicy dish that's great to have on a cold winter night.
Let us know what you think about it!
Do you know what makes your chili hot? It's
capsaicin! Read more about
this fiery part of chili peppers that add a bit of zesty flavor to
your favorite chili recipe!
Why not try one of our new chili con carne recipe this
weekend? It's great alone or served over rice or pasta.
It's mighty tasty too! If you like more meat in your
recipe for chili con carne, we've
got you covered too!
About Chili . . .
Chili is one of America's favorite dishes, and we have searched
all over to find such famous chili recipes as
Hot and Spicy chili,
Vegetarian chili, as well as many other famous chili
recipes. There is a lot of
controversy surrounding the origins of chili as well as how to make
the dish. It all seems to come down to how you like to dress
up your favorite chili recipe. If you ask anyone for a chili
recipe these days, chances are that you will get a different recipe
from every person.
All chili recipes have changed over time with new
recipes being created on a daily basis. But where did it all
start? There are people that believe in the 1840's Texas
cowboys pounded beef fat and dried beef with chili peppers and salt
to make a sort of trail food for their treks to the gold fields.
They would boil this concoction to make a dish they called chili.
A variation on the cowboy origins of chili recipes says that cowboys
would plant oregano, chiles, and onions along their well travelled
trails in patches of mesquite to keep foraging cattle from eating
them. As they moved along the trails, they would harvest the spices,
onions, and chiles and combine them with
beef to create a chili recipe called
"Trail Drive Chili".
Yet another version of the origin of chili says that the first chili
made in the Texas prison systems because only the cheapest meats
were served in prison. To make the meats a little tastier and less
tough, they were cut into very small pieces that were boiled with chiles and spices.
Yet another theory is that Canary Islanders who were transplanted
into San Antonio as early as 1731 used peppers and onions combined
with various meats to make early chili dishes. This theory also
gives credit to Canary Islanders for first bringing cumin, an
essential chili recipe spice, to the United States.
One largely disregarded theory is that chili was founded by the
U.S. Army. The first Army chili recipe was published in 1896.
Garlic and beans were added by World War I and tomatoes by World War
The most plausible origin of chili came in 1828 when J.C. Clopper
observed the poor people in San Antonio cutting what little meat
they could afford into a has like consistency and stewing it
together with as many pieces of peppers as pieces of meat.
However chili was created, it is a dish enjoyed in many homes in
America today and in many different ways. The easy chili recipes within this
site are just a few of the ways to concoct your own chili specialty.
Take a look at each chili recipe and choose one that you might like.
Add your own twist to the recipe - this will surely keep the
evolution of every chili recipe moving. We hope you enjoy!!
By Danna Vach
Ever wonder what ingredients chefs use in award
winning chili? Some
chili secrets are revealed in our
newest article. Why not try your own secret ingredient in a
pot of chili this weekend?
Visiting Atlanta soon? Check out the
Top 3 Atlanta Chili Events.
Maybe you'll be in town for a weekend of chili fun.
New York Chili Eateries
Chili In Las Vegas
Chili in Washington, DC
So you think chili isn't a healthy
food? Read our articles on
Ten Healthy Reasons to Eat Chili and then check out one of our
healthy chili recipes for dinner
Want to find some
chili success? Read our chili article about finding
easy ways to cut down on your time in the kitchen when making your
Super Bowl Chili Ideas
Chili Spice Dump - What Is It?
Chili - A Has Bean?
Find out how to celebrate your favorite college football bowl
team with some of our favorite chili recipes. Read the entire
College Football Chili to
see what new ideas we have.
We have a
new chili recipe here at Famous Chili Recipes! Our
vegetarian chili is sure to please any chili lover.
Eating beans helps with weight loss? Studies about
beans and weight loss could cause
you to rethink your diet plans. You CAN have chili and eat it
Tips for Cooking Dried Beans
Great Chili in an Unexpected Place
keeps your warm on those cold winter days. Check out
our article on why chili is so great at warming your body when it's
chilly outside (pun intended).
October is National Chili Month!
Famous Chili Recipes always looks forward to October because of
the cooler weather and because it's National Chili Month! Read
our article to find tips on how to celebrate
National Chili Month.
Chili Recipe Reviews
review of Amy's Organic Chili - Spicy
is ready for your reading pleasure. We hope it gives
you some useful information.
We have tried and evaluated Tabasco Spicy Chili Recipe Mix. See
what I had to say in the
review of Tabasco Spicy Chili Recipe
Hormel Chili Pourovers