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Chili: Beans or No Beans

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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    WITH beans unless I'm making it for a hot dog topping,then I still use BEANS! :laugh:
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Beans.
    Molly
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,594
    FINALLY!! We agree on something!! :laugh: Do you CHOP them beans? :)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Central Connecticut 

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    :woohoo: No,but I will try chopped beans if you recommend it. :laugh:
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,594
    nah, just pork. B)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    I cook mine with beans..but will eat either
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  • carlharpercarlharper Posts: 28
    No beans. From SE Pennsylvania, but married to a Texan.

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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I saw them in the 80's Frank. :laugh: :laugh: , great show!!! :P
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Definitely 100% sure no mistake about it. NO BEANS!!!!!!!!!!
  • Depends on "why" I'm eatin the chili ;)

    I mean, if it's on a hotdog, then no beans.

    But if it's a "meal-unto-itself" - then of course - BEANS (and meat, and "un-yuns" - and either bread & butter, orrrrrrr - cornbread). :ohmy:

    Oh, and I'm in The People's Republik of Kalifornia now :pinch: - but I grew up in Wild Wonderful West "By God" Virginia!!! :woohoo:
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  • Spoken like a true Texan ! :cheer:
  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,888
    Most chili competitions forbid beans, which is why I don't enter most chili competitions.
    Agreed, without beans is either a condiment, or needs to be spooned into a bowl of Fritos.
    Dammit, I'm hungry again! :angry:
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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Pepe Le Pew you smell nice :laugh: All the best buddy
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    :laugh:
    Pinto for you and I'll take care of the canned red kidney beans. I eat those with shredded extra sharp cheese, tabasco sauce and saltine crackers for dinner often, nothing else. Yum,Yum. :woohoo:

    Cheers,
    Bordello
  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    No Beans!. If it has beans it is not chili, it's a type of stew.
  • BBQ HippieBBQ Hippie Posts: 49
    If it has beans it ain't chili
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    My Texas award-winning chili team says "NO BEANS"!

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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Being that Egrets Cowlick chili is the finest in the land and it calls for beans, then beans must be in chili. ;)

    If the Texans had it all figured, we would only bbq beef :laugh:
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
     
    I guess because I have lived here and there I like it either way. As long as it's good I'll like it. :)

    Blair

     
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Hell's Bells,We're Back in Black! :laugh: B)
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    :laugh: :silly: :laugh: B) Perfect!!! :laugh: :whistle:
  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    Pepe Le Pew wrote:
    No beans.

    I usually will put a cup of pinto beans on the side in case one of the "great unwashed" want to include it. In that case, it's called "chili with beans", not chili.

    I haven't read all of the posts, but if it hasn't been said, an old Texas mantra is: "Anybody that puts beans in chili, don't know beans about chili"

    HILARIOUS my fellow skunk!

    As a Texas I am firmly in the no bean camp, but that's not to say I haven't had tasty chili with. One memorable one had a small quantity of black beans...it worked, but I still prefer it without.
  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    Ripnem wrote:

    If the Texans had it all figured, we would only bbq beef :laugh:

    SOOO not the case. This is a common error in thought from the KC, Memphis, Carolina cults. While brisket is indeed a primary player in Texas BBQ, sausage (many with pork) and pork loin/chops are well established in the history of Central Texas Cue. East Texans have been cooking pork ribs for centuries, and then of course the Mexican influenced areas of the state have all kinds of critter that have been part of their menus from the beginning.

    You have to remember, Texas, "it's a whole other country"
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,409
    chili pie wouldnt be right without beans :)

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    chili is good with CANNED brown bread :laugh:

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  • AngelaAngela Posts: 543
    depends


    on hot dogs no beans

    everything else beans

    best of all chili and corn bread

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  • A good friend once told me: "Beans are for poor people!" Our chili that year had none.

    Nowadays, there are often beans in the chili.....
  • ClavinClavin Posts: 91
    The Cow Lickin Recipe calls for 2 cans of beans.

    Living in Texas, home of the no bean chili, I compromised and only used one can and added some leftover brisket.

    It came out all kinds of awesome.

    So I am in the "some, but not a lot of beans" catagory.
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