|Beans, good and good for you|
Recently, a blog I follow, The Money Shot, had a post that evoked day long comments regarding the proper ingredients for chili. It broke down to beans vs. no beans. The no bean people were quick to point out that you can be shot in Texas for putting beans in chili. I'm sure we can get our regular commenter Bill to weigh in on Texas chili preferences. Texas notwithstanding, chili should always be made with beans, ideally red kidney beans, but other beans are acceptable.
Mrs. Grumpy makes the best chili ever. It's her secret recipe; all I know is that it simmers for hours in a crock pot and it takes 2 days of soaking and scrubbing to remove the residue from the pot. That's when you know you have good chili, when it stains everything it touches.
Weigh in on your preference: Beans or no beans. Recipes welcome.