First mention of “Chili”

Just read in an academic paper that the first known mention of the word “chili” is from Mobile (then Louisiana) in the mid 1700’s. A meat and bean stew. Can anybody document any earlier?

BYW, no mention of peppers! doesn’t mean that they were not used.

http://chicago.academia.edu/ShannonLeeDawdy/Papers/1502207/_A_Wild_Taste_Food_and_Colonialism_in_Eighteenth-Century_Louisiana

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