The Great Debate-Chili-Beans or No Beans

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How do you like your chili?

Poll ended at Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:38 am

With Beans
8
29%
Without Beans
15
54%
I like it either way
5
18%
 
Total votes: 28
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Postby ChileFarmer » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:15 pm

[quote="nascarchuck"]Personally I think that is a silly debate. :shock: :lol:

Chuck, I can't believe you think this is a silly poll, Everybody knows you don't put beans in Chili. :P You either have a pot of beans or a pot of chili. When you cook beans do you put chili in it? :lol: CF :D
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Postby Stan41 » Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:47 pm

Beans!!! Somebody get a rope!!

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Postby BAR "G" BBQ » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:41 am

If I am making chili it's just chili and miller lite chasers; NO BEANS. Just my personnal preference; although I will sometmies make chili beans or cowboy beans as my son's refer to them.
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Postby txngent » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:38 am

OSD wrote:Well, I don't think beans or no beans is what makes a great chili. :D I think it's the right blend of spices and peppers that give it that perfect taste.


I agree, but also will state that adding beans to the equation will also differ your spice flavor. I will only add beans if my acidity is too high or if I made it a little too spicy.

I don't like beans in my chili but my wife does. I usually do like most to keep from a divorce and just cook the beans on the side. I usually make a big batch and use the leftovers in a lot of different recipes so the added beans cut down on some of my possibilities.
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Postby nascarchuck » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:07 am

ChileFarmer wrote:
nascarchuck wrote:Personally I think that is a silly debate. :shock: :lol:

Chuck, I can't believe you think this is a silly poll, Everybody knows you don't put beans in Chili. :P You either have a pot of beans or a pot of chili. When you cook beans do you put chili in it? :lol: CF :D


Of course I do... Doesnt everyone??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby ChileFarmer » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:44 pm

Chuck, you just too funny, but I am sure I would eat your chili. (with beans) :lol: CF
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Postby ruger686 » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:56 pm

Ya know, I voted no beans, and i stick by my vote. But honestly, I havent seen a picture of a pot of chili on this forum that I wouldnt dig into. Beans or no beans.
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Postby ChileFarmer » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:04 pm

Bob, that was my thoughts also, But I am still not going to put beans in my CHILI. CF :lol:
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Postby spiny norman » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:00 am

Iv'e had great chili with and without but I'm a traditionalist when it comes to making my own so no frijolis for me.
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Postby Willkat98 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:36 pm

I like it either, but prefer beans.

I usually add 3, black, kidney, and pinto

Sometuimes skip the meat altogether and add garbonzo's for texture.

One option is missing from the poll: Corn!
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Postby Papa Tom » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:06 pm

Willkat98 wrote:I like it either, but prefer beans.

I usually add 3, black, kidney, and pinto

Sometuimes skip the meat altogether and add garbonzo's for texture.

One option is missing from the poll: Corn!


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Postby mgwerks » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:54 pm

Corn? Beans? Are you guys making chili 'product'? LOL

To be honest there were times in the past when in some circles this was a 'come-to-blows' topic. I've mellowed a bit in my old age, I guess.

I have learned over time that as mentioned above a lot comes down to regional preference. Research into the dish has shown that 'chili', or 'chile con carne', which originated in Mexico was originally called "carne con chile", and was subsequently turned around once Texans got ahold of it. I have heard of many things added in there, possibly the strangest is spaghetti noodles in Cincinnati - where the spell it 'chilli'. Whatever.

I also used to do competition chili, and no matter what anyone says, that's no one's favorite eating chili! Maybe we ought to start a separate section under the "BBQ and Cooking Forums" section just for chili, and then perhaps we could all contribute a favorite chile recipe. I'd be willing to give up my best - how about you all?

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Postby DATsBBQ » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:46 am

mgwerks wrote:Corn? Beans? Are you guys making chili 'product'? LOL

I have learned over time that as mentioned above a lot comes down to regional preference. Research into the dish has shown that 'chili', or 'chile con carne', which originated in Mexico was originally called "carne con chile", and was subsequently turned around once Texans got ahold of it. I have heard of many things added in there, possibly the strangest is spaghetti noodles in Cincinnati - where the spell it 'chilli'. Whatever.


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Postby Stan41 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:21 am

Mark: I agree with you. I would like to have a forum just for chili here.
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Postby DATsBBQ » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:53 am

Stan41 wrote:Mark: I agree with you. I would like to have a forum just for chili here.
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No promises, but we'll look into it.

We already have the forums:
Any Grub othe than BBQ
Beef Recipes
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Plus this the Sponsor forums

Seems to me that chili is a subset of any/all above.

Would a chili forum benefit the Board? If so, how?

Keep in mind that this is a BBQ forum, and not a chili forum.

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