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Default Chili sans-carne

On 6/6/2021 11:50 AM, cshenk wrote:
> John Lorbal wrote:
>> On Friday, June 4, 2021 at 8:30:07 PM UTC-4, cshenk wrote:
>>> John Lorbal wrote:
>>>> On Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11:39:06 AM UTC-4, Michael Trew wrote:
>>>>> On 6/3/2021 3:50 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
>>>>>> On Thu, 03 Jun 2021 08:15:39 -0600, US
>>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>>>> On Thu, 03 Jun 2021 01:03:27 -0400, Michael
>>>>> > >> wrote:
>>>>>>>> I made my typically chili con carne from my pre-war Better
>>>>> Homes/Gardens>>> cook book, but I decided to nix half of the
>>>>> cost of the dish and make it>>> without ground beef this time;
>>>>> vegetarian if you will. Substituted>>> butter/olive oil for
>>>>> the fat and started off frying garlic/onions, then>>> adding
>>>>> crushed tomatoes, green pepper and seasoning; finally lots of
>>>>>>>> kidney/pinto/black beans.>>>
>>>>>>>> Honestly, I didn't feel that it was missing much of
>>>>> anything without the>>> ground beef... it maybe halved the
>>>>> cost, which was a nice bonus. Other>>> than adding a lot of
>>>>> beans, does anyone have useful tips on "vegetarian>>> chili"?
>>>>>>> There are many, many recipes (of all kinds) for vegetarian
>>>>> chili on>> the Internet.
>>>>>> Ok, that's the end of RFC. It's all on the Internet already.
>>>>>> ou
>>>>> Agreed... I'd much rather read posts of people sharing ideas
>>>>> about FOOD, as opposed to more "they're here" or Kuthe garbage.
>>>>> Otherwise, why is anyone here?
>>>>> Then again, I suppose another purpose of Usenet is to harass
>>>>> others... lol
>>>> You could also try corn kernels in your veggie chili. I have a
>>>> zany idea. Why not just toss in some whole corn on the cobs?
>>>> That might be fun. When done, let them cool a bit, and then spoon
>>>> some chili on the bite you're going to take. Messy but different.
>>>> Corn is these days a tad too sweet for me though; peas? Same
>>>> thing. Carrots? Maybe.
>>> Why not add mushrooms and let it be what it is? The mushrooms will
>>> cook to a toothsome bit that the meat added.

>> My first reply to this thread, I recommended mushrooms. I'm just
>> throwing other ideas out there.

> I saw that later. Agree. Unless you live in Texas and think Chili can
> only be made 'one way', there's a lot of room.
> I sometimes make a 'white chili' with white beans, white pepper,
> Anaheim or Banana peppers, mushrooms, and if I can find them, crawfish
> tails.

Texans are too serious about their chili. I won't knock it, but it's
not chili to me without beans.

White chili sounds interesting, I think I'd like to try that at some
point. Maybe with shrimp.