Chili Wars: 10 Chili Recipes from Every Region from Chili Wars: 10 Chili Recipes from Every Region

Chili Wars: 10 Chili Recipes from Every Region

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Chili Wars: 10 Chili Recipes from Every Region

Chili isn't Mexican, as you might have assumed. There's no dish that exactly corresponds to it in real Mexican cuisine. Chili con carne as we know it today made its debut in San Antonio in the early twentieth century.  Since then, it has spread around the country (and the world) taking on regional accents.

Cincinnati has its own version, made famous by the Skyline restaurant; St. Louis serves up a dish called slinger —eggs, hashbrowns, and a hamburger patty covered in chili; and then there are variations like green chili, red chili, and white chili.

Even how you serve your chili is defined by region. We find Frito pies across the South, chili mac in the Midwest, and coney dogs in Michigan.

If you are looking for a breakdown of regional chili styles, we have the history and the recipes you need to make your own educated decisions about which side of the chili wars you'd rather be on.