all else from me in WAYS thread. Shortly too be a JimmyDean "breakfast bowl" for a slight change, adding sausage link & shred cheddar. That + k-cup cocoa & all to smoking room desk, eat & finish the papers
From a Kaliforniator that hates being stuck in Texas. NO BEANS IN CHILI!
Ford vs Chevy dogfights are as NOTHING like the bloodshed around chili. “No beans!” Well, chacun a son goutes but keep in mind that chili is/was a peasant food. NO beans? Ha! A likely story. Meat, any meat, is dear and beans are cheap. Do the math. Original, real-world chili will have whatever is available in it. Even corn, I contend, in its original venues. The elitism of modern, affluent chili-makers is very strange and totally foreign to the “originals.”
BTW, I should add something to my original “black chili” recipe, above. Skip the cumin, use Italian seasoning, and cut 1/3” pieces of Italian sausge for the meat and you have— Sicilian chili! (Quiet, Garribaldi— just shut up and eat it!)