Chili is a hotly debated subject, with it's own body of myth and folklore. The only thing certain about the origins of chili is that it did not originate in Mexico.
It is generally thought, by most historians, that the earliest versions of chili were made by the very poorest people around San Antonio, Texas.
Ingredients for Tex Mex Chili
Directions for Tex Mex Chili
Makes 6 servings.
Sweet bell peppers are on the market all year in good supply, but they are somewhat more plentiful in the summer months.
Excellent source of vitamin C and good source of vitamin A and B.Evidence has shown that peppers may have some beneficial properties. Capsaicin in chili peppers, the predominant capsaicin, has been found to work as an anticoagulant, thus possibly helping prevent heart attacks or strokes caused by blood clot.
Small amounts of capsaicin can produce numbing of the skin and have an anti-inflammatory effect.