Chili...with beans or without?

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  1. cowgirlone

    cowgirlone Well-Known Member

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    Do you put beans in your chili or leave them out? This question has been known to cause feuds in the south. :D
     
  2. Definitely beans! What else would I do with the leftover bean dinner?
     

  3. Explorer

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    If you MUST have beans, make them a side dish.
     
  4. westbrook

    westbrook In Remembrance

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    Beans are cheap, healthy and a meal extender.
     
  5. whiterock

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: If you want chili eat chili
    if you want beans eat beans :no: :no: :no:
     
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    Shagbarkmtcatle Hillybilly cattle slaves

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    I like it without beans. But dh was raised with beans so I fix it with beans and then complain. :) And he likes those nasty red kidney beans. :(
     
  7. RedneckWoman

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    Dh likes beans so I usually put them in. Personally I just like chili and it doesn't matter to me if there are beans in it or not just so long as I have a bowl, a spoon, and plenty of peppers to put in it.
     
  8. Pony

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    I like chili! I like beans!

    If they wind up together, okay, no biggy. Like RedneckWoman, just give me a bowl, spoon, and some peppers. :)
     
  9. Mike in Ohio

    Mike in Ohio Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes with and sometimes without. Depends on our mood. What's on the stovetop at the moment has beans...but not a lot. Been having it with rice.

    Mike
     
  10. SteveD(TX)

    SteveD(TX) Well-Known Member

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    Ditto.

    Chili is chili. Meaning meat.

    Beans are for another meal. :yeeha:
     
  11. pcdreams

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    With or without is fine as long as its 1:) Hot (as in spicy) 2) plenty of it 3) Hot (as in spicy)
     
  12. Shygal

    Shygal Unreality star Supporter

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    I thought chili was SUPPOSED to have beans in it? :confused:

    What exactly is real chili then?
     
  13. southerngurl

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    Oh, some silly people don't like the natural evolution towards the bettering of chili through tasty beans. :p

    Refried beans are good to add to your chili, it makes it thicker.
     
  14. diane

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    Shygal.......I think it must be a north/south thing? I have never seen chili without beans.....I just always thought that was what chili was. :confused:
     
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    I did too, Diane.
    And not refried beans, whole kidney beans :confused:

    Yet I have a friend from Chicago that makes chili with no beans, AND no meat....what is that? To me thats spaghetti sauce? :confused:
     
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    No beans and no meat = salsa to me :D And my family uses kidney beans also.
     
  17. moonwolf

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    I like chilli and beans mixed and cooked together in the crockpot. I like to use my home grown dried pinto or similar bean. It's delicious. It also goes good with cornbread on the side. For the meat portion, I generally like using beef chuck chunks.
     
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    Beans for sure! But...I spoon out every bean I can find and eat them first. I'm odd.
     
  19. Ruby

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    No beans in my chili, and Shygal here in Texas chili without beans definitely is NOT spaghetti sauce. There is a world of differance.
     
  20. Cyngbaeld

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    With pintos or anasazi beans. We like it made with chicken livers. Great way to use up extra livers.