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Readers Respond: Do you like beans in your chili?

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Beans, beans, their good for the heart..

The more you eat the... I'll stop there. Mom never made chili without beans and neither do I. Beans complement the meat texture so well. Pinto and/or black. Not a fan of kidney beans.
—Guest Kabramo

I don't want meat soup

Beans give chili so much more depth in terms of flavor, texture, nutrients... people who despise chili with beans are just stubborn traditionalists, who can't admit they're wrong. I use dark red kidneys with ground chuck and ground sirloin. I also make a killer venison chili with corn to cut through the gaminess .
—Guest NJSquatsnMilk

The solution

Chili fanatics say no beans--I made my chili bean-free for the chili cookoff--but also made an additional pot of chili beans using the same recipe--that way if you insist you can add beans you can--should be a winner for all in my book.
—Guest Tex

Roberto354

Being Tuscan, I love beans. Chili is good with or without them but I pre
—Guest ro354obert

Do you like beans in your chili?

If you where going to ask me, Yes I really like beans with chili
—Guest http://www.cooks-recipe.com

Beans in chili

No, no beans in chili. In addition it should be thick enough for your fork to stand up as the fork slowly disolves.
—Guest Don

Chili isn't chili w/o beans!

In the last few years, we've used a variety of beans in the same batch. It makes it more appelaing to the eye, and more texture & taste variety, too. Like a party in a pot!
—Guest Carrie

With beans!

Love it with beans. One time I even had to eat my chile cold in class. it was still very delicious!!
—Guest Cecilia

Beans In Chilli?

Red Beans are my favorite in Chilli with hamburger meat.
—PAPIARIZONA

Beans!!!

My mom's chili has always been the best to me; spicy, pinto beans, and ground beef
—Guest Maribel

Beans or no beans

35 year vetern cooker from scratch here. I use beans, mostly pinto and white beans, along with lean hamburger or ground turkey. Kidney beans give some people bad gas, so I avoid them. I have put ground turkey in chili and friends and family didn't even know the difference. Beans are so good for your body, I couldn't imagine not using them.
—Guest Deb

Beans

I like to use a combo of chili beans and pinto beans in my chili.
—woodworker12

BEANS OR NO BEANS

I LIKE MORE BEANS THAN MEAT. I USE RED,BLACK,CHILI, CANELLNI,PORK AND BEANS IN MY CHILI AND ADD SOME CHIPOTLE SPICE FOR SOME KICK.
—Guest THERESA

Chili

I like dark red kidney beans in my chili along with ground Sirloin. To me chili ain't chili without the beans.
—Joicy

Beans n rice on side...

I NEVER put beans in the chili, but I will serve several different types of bean's on the side for the bean lover's, along with a big bowl of fluffy white rice, which I am partial to. I switch up the recipe with the spice's or veggie's regularly, depending on my guest's taste's, but I alway's...alway's use a shredded beef roast for my meat. Seriously, try you chili with a spoonful of the rice. You might be surprised!
—Guest Hollytrailfinder

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