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Chili: Beans or No Beans

MickeyMickey Posts: 18,734
edited 10:40AM in EggHead Forum
Vote if you eat chili with or w/o beans.
My vote is NO beans.
Please add where you are.
Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 



  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    None. -RP
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Beans. Not sure if I have ever had chili w/o beans.

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,988
    lol, without beans, it ain't chili, it's meat sauce... or gravy. :)

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


    Central Connecticut 

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,972
    the only newenglander that eats chili without beans is sundown :laugh: :laugh: his realmanchili recipe is awesome though/with beans ;) ill eat it with or without but i cant serve it here to anyone. cin chili is top notch if you can get it, the cinchili with beans is not sold here though
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,988
    hahaha - I guess Cindy can't sell it WITH beans in TX!! The bean version is 40% OFF!! :laugh: :laugh:

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


    Central Connecticut 

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,972
    both styles are 40 percent off, premade chili in a bag, that wouldnt sell anywhere, beans or no beans :laugh:
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,972
    i will agree with no beans if your talking canned bush beans, those things are terrible :sick:
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,988
    Missed that. You're right of course.

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


    Central Connecticut 

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,673
    No beans. And no chicken chili or vegetarian chile, either, for that matter. The original Chili Queens of San Antonio didn't use beans and that's good enough for me.

    Native Texan, born and bred and proud of it!

    Rowlett, Texas

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    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,935
    The rules for the Chili Appreciation Society International, Inc. cookoffs state:

    2. NO FILLERS IN CHILI - Beans, macaroni, rice, hominy, or other similar ingredients are not permitted.

    I'm inclined to agree.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,972
    i dont know, i like lots of kinds of chile, really like chile verde. white lobster chili with creme fraiche is darn good :)
    cant get too much in the bowl :laugh:

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,972
    would that include no fresh hot peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes
  • RaleighGuyRaleighGuy Posts: 207
    As a condiment: no beans

    As a meal: beans


    Raleigh, NC

  • MO MuleMO Mule Posts: 81
  • Austin EggerAustin Egger Posts: 256
    NO beans!
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,935
    I think the only other thing dis-allowed are pre-made "just add meat" seasoning packets. The winning recipes often have lots of dried spices and chilis, some herbs, but fresh are not discouraged. I think one winner used a small amount of pork get some rendered fat to sauté onions. I believe several recipes re-hydrated dried chiles, but just retained the pulp.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,034
    BEANS for sure! Illinois

    Hey, it's like every thing each his/her own.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Red Kidney beans are a must here but to each their own. :laugh:

    And make it Hot. :evil:

  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Beans! Maine and Florida :)
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
  • dubahdubah Posts: 60
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Chunks of beef--NO BEANS
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    That's it Julie, you tell em. :woohoo: Hope all is well with all the Hookers. :woohoo: :silly: :whistle:

  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,130
    Personal taste is yes, beans. But, please, no kidney beans! Just dried (not canned) pinto beans soaked overnight.

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • 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"
  • FSM-MeatballFSM-Meatball Posts: 215
    With beans.
  • LongrifleLongrifle Posts: 130
    I am a heretic, :ohmy: with beans and with out out. The folks here in Indiana put pasta in their :huh: chili. The freaked me out at first. I was born and raised in southwest VA and currently live in Indiana.
  • Double BogeyDouble Bogey Posts: 632
    If it goes into a bowl and is served with corn bread, as it should be, it must have beans.

    If it is used as a condiment on a hot dog or burger then no beans.

    From the great state of Virginia.
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,859
    +1 for musical fruit.

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,483
    RaleighGuy wrote:
    As a condiment: no beans

    As a meal: beans

    Same for me.

    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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