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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 12:15 pm
There can be no beans...:)


If you happened to miss my ranting rave last night, the last 24 hours have been a bitch. Things are settling down..Certainly not settled, but now it's just working through the problem. That said, I figured I'd cook some of my Texas Chili today. Cooking, the smell of the chili, and of course eating a good bowl of chili always helps my soul.

We had a slight discussion among a few of us on here, about what goes in chili. Or more concisely, what doesn't. I consider myself a "purist" with a lot of stuff and chili is one of those things.

There is no such thing as a melon margarita. There is no such thing as an apple martini.I do like mixing chocolate liqueur with vodka...but it's not a chocolate martini. It just doesn't exist , in a purist way of thinking. LOL.

And yes, Chili, or more specifically Texas Chili has no beans. Sure you can make a chili with beans. My turncoat , likes beans in her chili. I still love her, though there are many comments made about turning her back on Texas. She's just obviously not as much of a Purist, as I am. That's ok. I've always said, I'd like them to be their own person, and always be better than me.

The chili is still cooking. Takes most of the day. My oldest is coming over in a bit with his wife and . He tends to be a purist as well, so I'm sure we'll be ganging up on the bean lover. I'll update this as the chili moves along.

Do you find yourself being a purist on certain things? Foods and drinks? Other things in life?

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 12:16 pm

I'm not sure if I can think of anything in a life situation I'm a purist about. Maybe some one else can come up with something...

Here's the Chili so far...

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HeartCollector 63F  

11/17/2018 12:28 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever had chili without beans. Chili without meat, chili with other kinds of meat...but never without beans. I’m probably the only person who eats chili with rice under it too. I grew up with that and didn’t learn til I was older that my dad just did that once because he didn’t have enough. We all liked it so I suppose it became a pretty cheap meal.

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Lrsu_God 37M

11/17/2018 12:42 pm

It is what it is for everyone beans or no beans, meat or no meat... or both


pagancountrygirl 62F
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11/17/2018 12:53 pm

I make some pretty good chili. It even took 3rd place in a chili cook-off being judged by Oklahoma City firefighters many years ago. There are NO beans in my chili. I just don't like them in there. I'll provide them if someone wants them, but I won't cook them in my chili. It's just wrong.
I also grew up eating spaghetti red. Still love it. In fact I have some chili in the fridge...and noodles. And cheese. Dinner anyone?

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Naughtypursuit 52F  
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11/17/2018 12:58 pm

I like my traditions...ie. traditional stuffing, beans in my chilli etc.. Funny I made cornbread today and was wishing I had some spicy chilly still in the freezer to defrost...


Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 12:59 pm

    Quoting HeartCollector:
    I don’t think I’ve ever had chili without beans. Chili without meat, chili with other kinds of meat...but never without beans. I’m probably the only person who eats chili with rice under it too. I grew up with that and didn’t learn til I was older that my dad just did that once because he didn’t have enough. We all liked it so I suppose it became a pretty cheap meal.
It's amazing what kind of recipes you can find if you look up chili. Hell, some of them don't even resemble chili in the least. LOL

I can't say I've ever heard of it served over rice, but that would be one way to "stretch" it.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 1:01 pm

    Quoting  :

It's a flatulence free chili. LOL For Flatulence, we make a big ole pot of pinto beans.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 1:02 pm

    Quoting Lrsu_God:
    It is what it is for everyone beans or no beans, meat or no meat... or both
So I take it you're not a purist then in the slightest. ?

Sure chili can have beans...just can't be Texas chili.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 1:03 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    I make some pretty good chili. It even took 3rd place in a chili cook-off being judged by Oklahoma City firefighters many years ago. There are NO beans in my chili. I just don't like them in there. I'll provide them if someone wants them, but I won't cook them in my chili. It's just wrong.
    I also grew up eating spaghetti red. Still love it. In fact I have some chili in the fridge...and noodles. And cheese. Dinner anyone?
Nice job on third place...Makes me want to come try your chili.

Lets eat!!!!

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 1:04 pm

    Quoting Naughtypursuit:
    I like my traditions...ie. traditional stuffing, beans in my chilli etc.. Funny I made cornbread today and was wishing I had some spicy chilly still in the freezer to defrost...
That's a good point that I missed. It has to be spicy. Cornbread goes pretty good with a bowl of chili.

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jajo696 65F
2223 posts
11/17/2018 1:11 pm

A purist is another word for rigid....in some instances rigidity is good. In other instances, it's all about flexibility.

Oh.....we re talking chilli huh ?

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sexysixties2 72F  
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11/17/2018 1:31 pm

I like my chilli with beans but if I cook it whilst mindng the grandkids I have to take a portion out for my granddaughter before I add the beans!!

I am a purist with one thing....I was born in Scotland and Scotch is to be drunk neat....nothing in it not even ice!


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Paulxx001 63M
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11/17/2018 1:42 pm

Purist? As in purist : a person who adheres strictly and often excessively to a tradition? Sort of... and then again, not really. I kinda go with the flow, until that moment, when someone puts salt on one of my meals without tasting it first... Or that other time someone told me that they preferred the 'colorized' version of 'It's A Wonderful Life'.. So - nope. I'm not a purist... until I am... I guess. 🤔


Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 1:47 pm

    Quoting sexysixties2:
    I like my chilli with beans but if I cook it whilst mindng the grandkids I have to take a portion out for my granddaughter before I add the beans!!

    I am a purist with one thing....I was born in Scotland and Scotch is to be drunk neat....nothing in it not even ice!

I used to be a scotch drinker..and would agree. Neat. Sorta like people drinking Cognac on the rocks..what's up with that. LOL

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 1:48 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Purist? As in purist : a person who adheres strictly and often excessively to a tradition? Sort of... and then again, not really. I kinda go with the flow, until that moment, when someone puts salt on one of my meals without tasting it first... Or that other time someone told me that they preferred the 'colorized' version of 'It's A Wonderful Life'.. So - nope. I'm not a purist... until I am... I guess. 🤔
LOL good answer.

And yeah, I cringe when people salt a dish I made without tasting it.

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redrockrascal 61M
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11/17/2018 2:16 pm

    Quoting Naughtypursuit:
    I like my traditions...ie. traditional stuffing, beans in my chilli etc.. Funny I made cornbread today and was wishing I had some spicy chilly still in the freezer to defrost...
One question that comes to mind is . . . Do you do everything traditionally?

To the fart-less Texan . . .
Flatulence and chili are like the Marx brothers without Groucho.
This is why Texas might not be missed if they secede from the US, the cow"boys" are another.

Do you find yourself being a purist on certain things?
Yes, but none of them are coming to mind right now.

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dabrown33 46M

11/17/2018 2:22 pm

i didn't even know there was such a thing as chili without beans until i was an adult. I was in my late 30s or even 40 when I found out about "purists" and the no-beans faction.

Upon reflection, I think I did see no-bean Chili long before I knew it, as I don't remember beans on the Chili Dogs we had in the school cafeteria.

Chili on rice was very common in that same cafeteria, or in the Military. Yes, it was used to stretch it.

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BiggLala 48F  
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11/17/2018 2:44 pm

Well...if you're going to be a purist--in the purest sense of the word--realize you're making chili con carne. Chili is, "a small hot-tasting pod of a variety of capsicum, used chopped (and often dried) in sauces, relishes, and spice powders." Of course, we Americans shorten everything, so we just call chili con carne, chili.

Just saying.
(was just in the mood to be annoying as some have claimed I am lately, lol )

Anyway...am I a purist about anything? Hmmm, probably but I can't think of anything specific at the moment. I try to be more flexible about things these days. For example, if someone offers me chili, I say 'mmmmm yes please', not 'no, not if it has beans!!!' 🤷🏽‍♀️

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oldbstrd55 63M
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11/17/2018 2:55 pm

Beans or no beans, it still gives me heartburn. The only way to get me to eat beans is to put them in chili, other wise you can throw them out. I'm strict on a few things, coffee black, whiskey straight, my beer cold and my steak rare. I won't season or add anything to something until I've tasted it


japaneseass 52F  
49458 posts
11/17/2018 3:13 pm

chili without beans??? never heard of...i know they sell in the cans...but hey...i thought that was a crap...lol...

i am not purist...not so much...i am very adaptive...and evolving constantly....i am not typical Japanese, but i am definitely not an American, even after almost 30 years in the states...

but i like to try something new...so i definitely like to try your chili!!! without beans and all...lol..


SeaGirlFL 56F
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11/17/2018 3:27 pm



Guess what I made today?? Chili. Cuz we talked about it earlier in the week, and I haven't made it in forever.

Mine is so far from "Texas" chili, you probably wouldn't even acknowledge it as chili...so, we'll just call it...SeaGirl's yummy spicy soup with beans.

Ground meat, chili beans, kidney beans, sliced black olives, beer, brown sugar, tabasco, onions, garlic, jalapeno...plus the tomato sauce and paste. (And this time around I added roasted corn, because I couldn't find the Mexican style chili beans, which have roasted corn).

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 3:30 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    One question that comes to mind is . . . Do you do everything traditionally?

    To the fart-less Texan . . .
    Flatulence and chili are like the Marx brothers without Groucho.
    This is why Texas might not be missed if they secede from the US, the cow"boys" are another.

    Do you find yourself being a purist on certain things?
    Yes, but none of them are coming to mind right now.
This is why Texas might not be missed if they secede from the US,

You're just saying that to try to make me feel better. I'd love to see Texas secede ....

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Platosgames replies on 11/17/2018 3:47 pm:
Oh...and if we're ever eating your chili in the same room, I'll be sure to grab a window seat.

Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 3:31 pm

    Quoting  :

Actually the original chile had nothing but meat water, and you're right. Chili peppers.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 3:33 pm

    Quoting dabrown33:
    i didn't even know there was such a thing as chili without beans until i was an adult. I was in my late 30s or even 40 when I found out about "purists" and the no-beans faction.

    Upon reflection, I think I did see no-bean Chili long before I knew it, as I don't remember beans on the Chili Dogs we had in the school cafeteria.

    Chili on rice was very common in that same cafeteria, or in the Military. Yes, it was used to stretch it.
I was just the opposite. I never knew of chili with beans till I met my ex wife. She also made it with hamburger meat. I make mine with Sirloin.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 3:36 pm

    Quoting BiggLala:
    Well...if you're going to be a purist--in the purest sense of the word--realize you're making chili con carne. Chili is, "a small hot-tasting pod of a variety of capsicum, used chopped (and often dried) in sauces, relishes, and spice powders." Of course, we Americans shorten everything, so we just call chili con carne, chili.

    Just saying.
    (was just in the mood to be annoying as some have claimed I am lately, lol )

    Anyway...am I a purist about anything? Hmmm, probably but I can't think of anything specific at the moment. I try to be more flexible about things these days. For example, if someone offers me chili, I say 'mmmmm yes please', not 'no, not if it has beans!!!' 🤷🏽‍♀️
People are claiming you're annoying? People from here?

I've eaten it with beans on occasion. But, nah..I'll usually pass if it's got beans in it.

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SeaGirlFL 56F
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11/17/2018 3:37 pm

Oh, and for being a purist...the only thing I can think of is clam chowder...it needs to be a creamy white chowder, not a tomato based chowder.

There might be other things, but I can't think of anything.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 3:38 pm

    Quoting oldbstrd55:
    Beans or no beans, it still gives me heartburn. The only way to get me to eat beans is to put them in chili, other wise you can throw them out. I'm strict on a few things, coffee black, whiskey straight, my beer cold and my steak rare. I won't season or add anything to something until I've tasted it
I don't dislike beans.. I like a big bowl of pinto beans. Love Red Beans and Rice. Just don't like beans in my chili. haha

I could see all the things you list as being a strict preference too.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 3:41 pm

    Quoting  :

That a boy..and Yes...I've read A Bowl of Red.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 3:42 pm

    Quoting  :

Yeah...you can't mess with moms stuffing. LOL That's like a sacrilege

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 3:44 pm

    Quoting japaneseass:
    chili without beans??? never heard of...i know they sell in the cans...but hey...i thought that was a crap...lol...

    i am not purist...not so much...i am very adaptive...and evolving constantly....i am not typical Japanese, but i am definitely not an American, even after almost 30 years in the states...

    but i like to try something new...so i definitely like to try your chili!!! without beans and all...lol..
You know...I would guess you're not a typical anything. Think you're more unique.

Come on over, there's still some left.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 3:46 pm

    Quoting SeaGirlFL:


    Guess what I made today?? Chili. Cuz we talked about it earlier in the week, and I haven't made it in forever.

    Mine is so far from "Texas" chili, you probably wouldn't even acknowledge it as chili...so, we'll just call it...SeaGirl's yummy spicy soup with beans.

    Ground meat, chili beans, kidney beans, sliced black olives, beer, brown sugar, tabasco, onions, garlic, jalapeno...plus the tomato sauce and paste. (And this time around I added roasted corn, because I couldn't find the Mexican style chili beans, which have roasted corn).

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Haha...I was wondering if any of the people that were talking about it, would be making chili today.

Your's looks good, and you don't say it's Texas Chili, so it can have anything you like in it. I'd try it. Think most have missed the point of...Chili can have beans...Texas Chili cannot.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 3:48 pm

    Quoting SeaGirlFL:
    Oh, and for being a purist...the only thing I can think of is clam chowder...it needs to be a creamy white chowder, not a tomato based chowder.

    There might be other things, but I can't think of anything.
I would agree with your assessment of Clam Chowder. That's how I like mine..But I would defer to the "experts" in the NE.

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Tmptrzz 57F
81912 posts
11/17/2018 4:50 pm

Sounds like Chili is a great comfort food for you I feel that way about home made soups and especially for me it's Meatloaf, I don't know why but when I am feeling blue that's what I make to help me feel better.

I hope you all enjoy your dinner tonight and enjoy some great family time tonight as it's sounds like you could use it..

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SeaGirlFL 56F
9218 posts
11/17/2018 4:53 pm

    Quoting Platosgames:
    I would agree with your assessment of Clam Chowder. That's how I like mine..But I would defer to the "experts" in the NE.
ah-em.

Those of us from the north WEST also know chowder.

And it's supposed to be white, lol.



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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 5:05 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Sounds like Chili is a great comfort food for you I feel that way about home made soups and especially for me it's Meatloaf, I don't know why but when I am feeling blue that's what I make to help me feel better.

    I hope you all enjoy your dinner tonight and enjoy some great family time tonight as it's sounds like you could use it..
It was undoubtedly a much more relaxing night than last night, but then again, the bar was set pretty low from last night's revelations. LOL.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/17/2018 5:06 pm

    Quoting SeaGirlFL:
    ah-em.

    Those of us from the north WEST also know chowder.

    And it's supposed to be white, lol.


Haha...I stand corrected. Pardon me for my lack of Chowder Geography.

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lonlyforlove2 77M
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11/17/2018 6:29 pm

Chili without beans, red and black, may you have a day without time!!!! got to have beans and make it as hot as you want plenty of chili pepper but do put some beans in it, now without beans it is good for topping off a nice hot dog with diced onions and mustard. Glad you are back on the straight and narrow, nothing wrong with being a traditionalist , but put beans in the chili ...

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pocogato12 68F  
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11/17/2018 6:54 pm

I love chili in all it's forms!! I even make 7 bean chili!!
I have to admit to not being a purist- I love to experiment with everything except SCOTCH

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/18/2018 5:17 am

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    Chili without beans, red and black, may you have a day without time!!!! got to have beans and make it as hot as you want plenty of chili pepper but do put some beans in it, now without beans it is good for topping off a nice hot dog with diced onions and mustard. Glad you are back on the straight and narrow, nothing wrong with being a traditionalist , but put beans in the chili ...
Haha...good point on the hot dogs. And my youngest would agree with you, she eats the Texas Chili, but she does like my ex's chili better. With those beans all swimming around in it.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/18/2018 5:20 am

    Quoting pocogato12:
    I love chili in all it's forms!! I even make 7 bean chili!!
    I have to admit to not being a purist- I love to experiment with everything except SCOTCH
I think experimenting is good, hell it's great. It's how I came up with half the recipes for things I cook. Some things though, I tend to follow the adage of , if it's not broke don't fix it.

Funny that's the second comment on the scotch. I can't say I know of any people in my circle that actually drink any of their stuff neat.

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author51 57F  
96447 posts
11/19/2018 3:37 am

Pure and simple is how I like things, but chili up here just automatically has lots of different varieties of beans in it. For me though, it is meatless, or since I do not eat red meat I make mine with ground pork or chicken...Chili is one of my warm me up, go to meals, along with stews and soups when it is cold out..

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author51 57F  
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11/19/2018 3:47 am

    Quoting SeaGirlFL:
    ah-em.

    Those of us from the north WEST also know chowder.

    And it's supposed to be white, lol.


Amen to the White Chowder too. On the West Coast of Canada it is the same and now here in my house when I make chowder in more of the east coast of Canada.....lol.

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Platosgames 98M  
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11/19/2018 5:45 am

    Quoting author51:
    Pure and simple is how I like things, but chili up here just automatically has lots of different varieties of beans in it. For me though, it is meatless, or since I do not eat red meat I make mine with ground pork or chicken...Chili is one of my warm me up, go to meals, along with stews and soups when it is cold out..
Oh trust me, there's a whole school of "beans in the chili" camp down here too. It's where all the ruckus comes from. LOL

I love a good bowl of chile. I love some good Clam Chowder. I tried it once in the red variety and yeah...think the white is the only way to go.

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