Originally Posted by chave982
Surprisingly, this chili cook-off, along with most others (including the International Chili Cook-Off, does not allow beans in the chili.
That is because, traditionally, chilli has always been some type of sautÚd meat, simmered in a sauce, and if you want beans, you serve your chilli OVER a dish of beans. That's why I always scoff at vegetarian chilli. If chilli is sautÚd meat in a sauce, then vegetarian chilli would be... a pot full of sauce!