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It’s That Chili Time Of The Year

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 9, 2008 by 30daysout


Those cool fronts are startin’ to roll in, and here in Texas that means chili.  According to legend, the spicy meat concoction may have been born in Mexico but the chili queens of 1880s-era San Antonio most likely came up with a prototype recipe that we still use and enhance to this day.   A righteous pot of chili ought to contain some sort of beef, chiles (or chili powder) and tomato sauce if you like that.

Now here in Texas there are disagreements about things every day.  But nothing can get quicker to the point of fistfights than the issue of Beans vs. No Beans in a pot of chili.  Most true chili aficionados agree that beans have no place in chili; folks up in the Northeast (we call ’em Yankees) like to load up with beans, sour cream and all kinds of alien stuff.  If you want to put beans in your chili, fine; just don’t put ’em in mine.  And open a window, would you?

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