Chili – Nothing like a good bowl of chili on a cool or cold day. There are many types and toppings to make this stew dish. #Chili


I like both Red Beef and White Chicken. Plus, I do like to add cheese to mine. I will eat a bowl or a cup with crackers, oyster crackers, Tortilla chips or corn chips. I prefer oyster crackers or crushed up crackers. But, I don’t put them all in at once, I don’t like the crackers to get soggy.

Chili - Nothing like a good bowl of chili on a cool or cold day. There are many types and toppings to make this stew dish. #Chili

When I make some for myself, I have used Hot Spicy V8, instead of tomato sauce. Red Chili is often used with either, or pinto beans or kidney beans. Sometimes other red beans are used. White Chicken Chili, often used with Great Northern Beans.

The Start of this Great Stew Dish

Believed to originate in Northern Mexico or Southern Texas area. However, In writings from 1529, the Franciscan friar, Bernardino de Sahagún described chili pepper-seasoned stews being consumed in the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, now the location of Mexico City. But it was the San Antonio Chili Stand, in operation at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, helped popularize chili by giving many Americans their first taste of it. According to WikiPedia.

The Best Take Out Chili

  • Chili’s
  • Texas Road House

I like the fact that both Chili’s and Texas Road House will let me add red onions to my chili. Of course, they are raw and not cooked in it, but still good to add.

Items in Chili

These items are added to make hearty and filling. Plus added to your taste and liking. Some like it hot and some like it not.

  • Meats
    • Beef
    • Chicken
    • Pork
    • Lamb
  • Cheeses
  • Onions
    • Red Onions
    • Green Onions
    • Yellow Onions
    • Vivaldi Onions
  • Peppers
    • Habanero
    • Jalapeño
    • Green Peppers
    • Red Peppers
    • Yellow Peppers
    • Cayenne peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
    • Great Northern White Beans
    • Pinto Beans
    • Kidney Beans
    • Mixed Beans
    • Red Beans
    • White Beans
  • Seasoning
    • Garlic
    • Chili Powder
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Cayenne pepper
    • Crushed Red Pepper
    • Cumin
  • Crunchy Toppings
    • Saltine Crackers
    • Oyster Crackers
    • Corn Chips
    • Tortilla chip
    • Corn Bread
  • Sour Cream

Firehouse Subs and Wendy’s I think is just okay. Circle S in Morristown, TN was blah, I do not think I will eat it again.

In someways this is a great way to use leftovers and put it into a pot!

Today, this can be used with other dishes like topping a hot dog, hamburger, french fries, macaroni and cheese, and so much more dishes!

What do you like in yours?
Who do you like to eat yours from?

Feel free to share what you like in your chili and what take out place has your favorite to eat in the comments below. Even share how else you use this dish other than a stew.

About the Author

Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

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