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Old 08-15-2013, 05:39 AM   #31
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Ground beef, onions, garlic, stewed tomatoes, and ground chili. Cook a little, then pressure can it in mason jars. If you guys were in boy scouts or public school, this is the chili you had. Some of you are talking about Chili-mac, I think it's a Midwest thing.

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Old 08-15-2013, 05:53 AM   #32
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If there's beans in my chili there will likely be a pile of beans in the bottom of the bowl when I'm done.

Beans are for hummus and vegetarians.
Yeeep. I just started eating some of them. I usually make a nice little pile of them. I don't like the texture of them at all.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:30 AM   #33
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Without beans is only for chili dogs.
yep

but, to paraphrase myself; it's all chili, it's all good
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:46 AM   #34
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Mine has to have fresh stoplight peppers in it. Those are my 5 minute additions. They add some snap in the bowl and a little sweetness to the chili. Plus it looks pretty tasty.

As for beans, I can go either way. I like beans in my mega chili recipe, but in a green chili; that's not right.

The beans I use usually make all parties involved in consumption sound like ships at sea in the fog. BwaaaaaAaAaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhbbhhg ghghhhhhhhhh!

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:30 AM   #35
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I like beans and chunky tomatoes in my chili... and always use a few different kinds...

For the meat portion of my chili I start with a base of about a pound of ground beef sauteed first with a ton of onions and garlic then I start adding in the left over bbq from the freezer (there is always leftover que in my house... a byproduct of smoking huge chunks of meat).

The final recipe is always done by taste... I measure nothing going in. Spices include chili powder, cumin, lots of garlic, oregano, black pepper, chipolte powder, cocoa powder, onion powder, and anything else that is in my pantry that strikes my fancy. Left over coffee and a pint of dark beer also get tossed in.

When I start making chili I'm always looking for the line of people to eat it... because I make gallons of it at a time.

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Old 08-15-2013, 12:44 PM   #36
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Beans is Meat.

And I agree with Yooper. I have never had a Chili that was too hot.

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Old 08-15-2013, 01:27 PM   #37
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I always find it funny when I run into somebody who says they're a "chili purist" or whatever and don't put beans in their chili. I ask them what peppers they use and they say chili powder.

Now I know some people grow up without beans in their chili and that's ok. But, I'm willing to bet that a vast majority of people who vehemently insist that beans do not belong in chili either heard somebody say it on TV or read about it on the internet. They probably go back home during a family reunion and cook up a fresh batch of beanless chili for all their kin to impress them on their chili knowledge. Then mom and pop come out with their crockpot bean chili that everyone loves and all the knowledge in the world amounts to less than a hill of beans when it comes to taste.

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Old 08-15-2013, 01:38 PM   #38
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I always find it funny when I run into somebody who says they're a "chili purist" or whatever and don't put beans in their chili. I ask them what peppers they use and they say chili powder.

Now I know some people grow up without beans in their chili and that's ok. But, I'm willing to bet that a vast majority of people who vehemently insist that beans do not belong in chili either heard somebody say it on TV or read about it on the internet.
Actually, I just don't like beans.

Black beans are about the only bean I can stand, and only in a very small amount.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:05 PM   #39
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I like it with beans and in a frito pie presentation with sour cream let the flaming begin! Wife always tells me it's not supposed to have beans but I like what I like

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Old 08-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #40
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Beans.
But chili without beans is delicious too!

So many people put dark beer in their chili... I haven't found a stout or porter I can stomach... so I put a coca cola in my chili... it's awesome, and everyone so far has loved it.

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