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  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    The "wimpy Texan judging" caused me to spit out my coffee I was laughing so hard...

    With Beans, and eaten with tortilla chips(those big "restaurant style" ones.
    context is important :)
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,903
    If you are willing to eat chili w/o beans than at the very least you should make the Plano Event.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Darian, you in? :laugh:
  • Chili has beans. Sadly, whenever I make chili, I've got to make two batches, as the wife doesn't like beans.

    Here's an oddity: when I grew up, we always ate chili over rice. Mom's chili was very tomato-y, rather thick, and we always served it over rice. Maybe it was the influence of the 4 years they spent in Japan. I've never asked where that tradition came from. I haven't met too many people who have ever even heard of eating chili with rice.

    Mom's chili always brings back tons of memories, but my own chili tends to be meatier, with fewer tomatoes. The only thing I can't stand is runny, soupy chili. We had a chili cookoff at church, and the winning "chili" was basically soup. A few tiny pieces of ground beef in a thin broth with spaghetti noodles in it. Won by a landslide. To this day, I still don't understand it.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,903
    lora and i will be there and we hope to bring others this year.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,523
    I have no problem calling chili with beans "chili". Until I learned about the purists turning up their noses at beans, I had no idea it wasn't supposed to have beans.

    Just like I had no idea Robert Johnson wrote "Crossroads". Since Cream's version was so familiar (like chili with beans), I thought it was the real deal.

    So I went out and bought a Robert Johnson compilation, and made me a big pot of chili with only meat, chilies, beef broth and spices. Well the chili was damn good, and tasted really nice listening to the raw sounds of the 1937 Crossroads. Ah, the real thing.

    Yet, a big bowl of chili with beans while listening to Cream's version of Crossroads.....maybe not pure, but awful good.....and I can still call it Chili and Crossroads.

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  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    I know I'm gonna get slapped for this one but, chili without beans belongs on a hot dog!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: Ok, now I'm gonna run like hell! :laugh: :laugh:
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,994
    either way but if its in a bowl it should have beans :)



    does chili need beef, thats my question, heres some lobstah

  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    I'm from Up North. What I was raised on, what I see in restaurants, what I make at home always has beans in the pot with mild to medium heat. In Wisconsin there can be just about anything thrown in,(venison, mushrooms, noodles for example) but that's home style. Good shredded cheese on top, crackers, diced onions or... a big dollop of sour cream! Real Texas hot spicy beef no bean chili I don't know what that is. :huh:
  • I take it with beans (much less fun without them), but I haven't met a chili I didn't like.

    Con carne, con frijoles, over macaroni, over rice, maybe cheese, maybe sour cream, mild, hot. Cold leftover chili is one of my great pleasures.
  • There used to be a place in Austin at 11th and Lavaca called "The Texas Chili Parlor" When one walked in, there was a sign on the wall that said: "No Dr. Pepper, No Catsup, and NO DAMN BEANS!"

    Godd eggin'
  • My mother learned to make chili from our Native American friends in Oklahoma. She put black beans in her red chili, white beans in her white (pork) chili, and a healthy pinch of cornmeal in both. I do the same. We'll have none of that Texas stuff at our house :-)

    (ducking for cover)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Chili with beans gets my vote. ;)
  • With beans, no brainer.....and if beans are a filler then so are the blueberrys in a pie.
  • It ain't a pot of chili without the beans. Now if you want a hot dog with mustard, onions and chili--no beans.
    Aiken, SC. and
    Fancy Gap, Va.
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    No beans, even in a bowl.
  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    Chili with beans all the way. I do like the sour creme on there with cheese too. Sometimes I put a bit of leftover pulled pork in it as well. Stuff I have in the freezer.
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Maybe it could be said that "purity is in the pot of the beholder"?

    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • BB - My wife's family had chili over rice as well but of course rice is pretty much on the table every meal in South Louisiana

    There were two versions in my in-laws house and they were actually called different names

    "Chili" (no beans) and "Chili Beans" both served over rice
  • I think my mom lived in New Orleans briefly as a know, that might be where she picked up the tradition of chili on rice. I never considered that, but it does make sense. I'll have to ask her.
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    The meaning of "filler" in Texas chili is "starch". No beans,rice, potatoes,flour,corn,etc. Put in all the blueberries you want. ;)
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,048
    not only beans but the rest of this too!
    Plus 10 oz of Hot V-8. Makes a wonderful chili!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • DenbbqDenbbq Posts: 84
    Beans with every type except Cincinatti.
  • I like beans in, always have for most of my 67 yrs.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    Ya man on the Robert Johnson. Dust my broom is a classic



    Caledon, ON


  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,048
    never had it over rice, but here's another oddity...a buddy of mine would always get about half a bowl of chili and then fill the rest of the bowl with milk! He said his whole family of six always had it that way!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • With beans.Makes better farts.
  • Best Chili for me is just a little beans. Does not need to dominate the chili.

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