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Default Chili sans-carne

On Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 4:32:31 PM UTC-10, Michael Trew wrote:
> 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.

Indeed, I witnessed some Texans ordering chili in Hawaii. It wasn't a pretty sight. It was a couple dressed like Roy and Dale in their cleanest, fanciest, duds. Beats me what the deal was with the outfits. Maybe the circus was in town or maybe the road cast of OKLAHOMA! was looking to get a bite after a performance. The dude put up a big fuss over that small bowl of chili. There was beans and hamburger in it! The worst part for a Texan would be that it's served with rice. Holy shit man! Call the posse! The poor waitress was there all alone trying to explain what the guy was seeing before him. That was like a guy trying to explain calculus to an anteater.
The joint was a coffee house that my wife and I would go to late Saturday nights. We'd order pancakes and a pineapple boat. My recommendation to Texans is they should never order chili in Hawaii - just stick with pancakes and pineapple boats.