Chili con carne is spanish for Beans with MeatChili means beans.I don’t care what it’s been changed to by the Texas (and other places) Chili eaters/makers who claim that chili is meat.say it right! Beans! and sure, with spices to make them more palatable. More or less spice, to taste. I prefer chili with venison or beef; turkey and/or pork is ok; chicken … not so much.