photo of two men in aprons cooking chicken behind a huge grill

Source: Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off,
Reno Tahoe, Flickr

A photograph of a ceramic bowl of chili.

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Some chili recipes add beans and some don’t. Texans insist that beans are not an essential ingredient in their spicy mainstay. “If you know beans about chili, you know chili ain't got no beans,” claims John Raven. “It is a near hanging offense to serve up chili with beans in it down here in the Lone Star State.”

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