Chili is a form of stew that consists primarily of beans, tomatoes, chili peppers, and meat. Chili calls Texas its home. It was developed in a time when America was still a vast, unexplored frontier of wonder. During this period, Texas was in a special place that offered new culinary influences from its neighbor (Mexico). Cowboys could be seen eating the new creation by campfire before they saddled their horse and rode into the great unknown, never to return. Today, the “chili cook–off” is a popular practice which holds a great sentiment for the spirit of independence and glory that cowboys regarded so highly.
Chili quite simply tastes like the “wild west”. It’s spicy, thick, and satisfying. Chili is best prepared by a father–figure, who may or may not add corn to the chili in order to “stretch it out”.
Chili became an official snack on June 17th 2012.