There are no beans in chili. Beans are a garnish that you can add when you serve up a bowl, but you don't cook them in the pot with the meat.
Why? Because you should be cooking that meat for hours. Days even. Beans would disintegrate.
And there are 3 types of Chili. Texas. Cincinnati (which has tomatoes and cinnamon), and the abomination known as 'Manhattan Style' (which has BELL peppers in it!) On this there can be no argument.
I'm glad I was able to finally settle the argument for everyone. Now our little community has one less thing to bicker over. We can get back to talking about how 1911s are superior in every way to them Glocks.
(I posted this now because the beans thing has infected my workplace!)
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