Chili con carne is one of the most famous dishes of the Mexican cuisine. It basically means "hot peppers (chili) with meat (carne)”. It is a quite spicy and aromatic food, will surely become one of your favorite recipes if you are a fan of spicy dishes. An early recipe of chili con carne dates back to 1850 and it was using dried meat and dried chili peppers. Chili con carne is nowadays the official dish of Texas, USA. The quantities of the hot spices used in this recipe can change depending on the preferences.