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Five delicious ways to enjoy chilli con carne

Change up your chilli con carne! Five ways UK restaurants are reimagining this classic dish

You can't go wrong with a good chilli con carne being as versatile as it is. Maybe you like it in traditional style with refried beans and rice or wrapped up in a taco. Or what about getting it drizzled over a hot dog and served with a portion of fries? The Tex-Mex dish has been around for over a hundred years and was first made popular in the US when the San Antonio Chilli Stand took part in the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Now, of course, there's no end to the chilli con carne creations out there for you to try. Rest assured, whichever UK restaurant you opt for will be using a list of its own special ingredients to really set their house-made chilli apart from the others. Take a look at our suggestions for different ways to indulge in a chilli con carne tonight.

1. On a Burger

If you love a burger, but crave a little chilli con carne at the same time, then you can't beat the Amigo Burger at the Underground Burger Co in Harrogate. A brioche bun, a beef patty, homemade chilli, all covered in a layer of cheddar and topped a dollop of sour cream. You might have it on its own or get something on the side like Cheesy French Fries or Chorizo Coleslaw, but either way, this is chilli con carne heaven.

2. In a Hot Dog

It's not just burgers that benefit from a topping of chilli con carne. At Meat & Shake the Dirty Dog is a beef frankfurter sausage in a brioche sub. But that's not all – drizzled over the top is a helping of chilli, jalapenos and cheese, along with sour cream and mustard. You'll be needing napkins for this dog, and it sure is hot!

3. Stuffed in Tacos

The Tacos at Nibble 'n' Nosh can be served with a range of different fillings, but our pick has to be the Chilli Con Carne. Three tacos are stuffed with chilli, salad, salsa, guacamole and minted yoghurt, and we mean stuffed! Good job it comes with tortilla chips for mopping up any tasty escapee ingredients.

4. Loaded Nachos

A plate of nachos loaded with chilli and dips is a great way to start a meal – especially if you're looking for something to share with friends. Mendoza Square's teetering pile of Nachos with Chilli Con Carne also comes with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo in a Tex-Mex tower that's nothing if not the perfect chilli fix.

5. In a Jacket Potato

What could be more British than taking a Tex-Mex dish like chilli con carne and sticking it on a jacket potato? And that's just one of the ways you can eat chilli at Buffalo Taste Addiction in Manchester. As an alternative, you could order the 100% Chilli Beef Dog, a 9-inch dog with home-made chilli on the top. Whichever form you choose for your Chilli Con Carne, these guys will not disappoint.

However you choose to get your chilli con carne served up, Deliveroo can bring it to you. Take your pick from our favourite chilli providers and place your order now!

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