Can't have chili without the beans

United States
November 30, 2015 2:25pm CST
So, I kind of planned to make Cincinnati chili sometime this week. Made a list, went shopping. Forgot the unsweetened chocolate. See what good a shopping list does ya? Fortunately mom has some unsweetened chocolate on hand. I'll just borrow that. All set. right? Nope. Forgot the kidney beans too. Unfortunately mom doesn't have those either. For a minute I thought it might just be okay. This particular chili uses spaghetti noodles. But then it would just be spaghetti with a spicy, chocolaty meat sauce. Nope. I can't do it.
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@moffittjc (34360)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Nov 15
I sure do love a good bowl of chili, but later on it sure doesn't love me! Thank goodness for Bean-O and Gas-X! lol
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@moffittjc (34360)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Nov 15
@JakeOmatic Might need an entire hazmat suit when I get to tootin' later on! lol
@sallypup (20660)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Nov 15
@JakeOmatic Mole is pronounced mo- laye- its a Spanish chocolate, spicy sauce. I love your comments. You really live in Antarctica? What's that like?
• United States
30 Nov 15
@moffittjc You have to chew your beans properly then you won't have gas. No inhaling
@sallypup (20660)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Nov 15
You have me curious on your chili. (I'm making some today.) I have included chunks of cooked yam in chili and have left out the meat. I've put in black beans besides the kidney beans but chocolate and spaghetti noodles? Is the chocolate kind of like making a mole sauce??
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• United States
30 Nov 15
I've never had mole sauce before so not sure on that. Here is a link to the recipe if you want to have a look.
Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Cincinnati Chili recipe from Food Network Kitchen
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@sallypup (20660)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Nov 15
@cupkitties I think you are making mole sauce without knowing it.
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• United States
30 Nov 15
@sallypup What would you use mole sauce for? Other than Cincinnati chili of course.
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@Namelesss (1000)
• United States
30 Nov 15
Do you have any white beans or black beans? I've made chili with pork-n-beans before, I rinsed them off before adding to the pot. It was really good.
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• United States
30 Nov 15
Nope. sadly just some split peas and lentils. Probably not so good in a chili
@Namelesss (1000)
• United States
30 Nov 15
@cupkitties ick, I had chili once with split peas and I never want that again.
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@shellyjaneo (1095)
• United Kingdom
10 Dec 15
No it just won't be chilli without the beans :( I love Chilli x
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