Texas Chili: "This chili recipe has been handed down in our Texas family for generations. Our best guess is it originated in the second half of the 1800s. It has been modified slightly, but is essentially true to the original. It has not fallen prey to fad ingredients or the desire for heat. It is a great, traditional bowl of Texas chili.The chili was a staple of our household growing up and is as nostalgic for me as any comfort food I know." Quote from contributor.