Have I been eating chili wrong this whole time?!

We have had a lot of discussions recently on the Morning Show surrounding chili; specifically how much we all love that chili from Wendy's! It's probably one of the best fast food chili's out there!

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Of course, some did call in to say that other great El Paso restaurants, like Frisco Burger, have some pretty good chili, which I don't doubt! But then we found out that the Wendy's chili will soon be sold at stores and that was a game changer!

While trying to figure when I can expect to see these canned Wendy's chili in my stores, I came across something that I didn't even think about; apparently in Texas, you don't put beans in your chili! What?!

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Now, I grew up in a Mexican household, so chili wasn't exactly a staple in our house; the times we would eat chili it was either from Wendy's or a restaurant. Evidently, those places didn't get the memo that there shouldn't be beans in chili because I can assure you that they totally put beans in their chili!

Red chili in a white bowl, resting on a cutting board. Close up, with a piece of cornbread, top view.
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According to the Daily Meal there is a saying: "If you know beans about chili, you know chili ain't got no beans." Also, in Texas, which is where they say chili really originated from sans beans, you ask for a "bowl of red" and they know immediately that it means chili with no beans!

Okay, I didn't know that was a thing! I am aware that they sell cans of chili and you have the option of beans or no beans; but never did I think that in Texas you aren't supposed to eat it with beans!

I like beans in my chili, so I guess that makes me a little less than authentic Texan, but I also eat my chili with sour cream and aside of cornbread; now if you tell me not to add cornbread then we're going to have a problem.

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