I don't really understand the fanatical insistence that beans don't belong in Chili. Growing up in West LA and East TX, most Chili had beans in it. That's what I'm most comfortable with. Moving around and trying Chili in other parts of Texas, I grew to love both styles. As long as it tastes good, who cares?
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