The instructions on this say to add 2 lbs. of meat and an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce.
Even if you like to sautee onion, add diced tomatoes or beans, etc. you should try this at least once. Just do it, man. I really wonder how many of you bean guys have ever done this. You might find yourself changing teams.
It was fucking good. Sure, it's just a bowl of meat, but so are some ribs or grilled chicken. Serve it with some cold, sliced tomatoes from the garden and saltine crackers.
I don't think I'll ever add beans or tomatoes to chili again. I'll probably sweat an onion, though. The tiny can of tomato sauce was a nice addition, but I might try to subtract that too.
Next stop: buy dried chilies and make my own chili paste.
so eating stale salty crackers is better than beans? does anyone actually eat a bowl of meat sauce with nothing else or everybody who complains about beans eats it with crackers?
>so eating stale salty crackers is better than beans?
I'm sorry that in your time on this Earth that you've never had a saltine cracker that wasn't stale. You have my deepest condolences.
Seriously, saltine crackers are underrated.
>does anyone actually eat a bowl of meat sauce with nothing else
Sure. I've also had a dinner of hot wings and nothing else. It's not that unusual.
any bread, cracker, tortilla or anything similar that isn't just out of the oven or immediately frozen after coming out is stale.
>Sure. I've also had a dinner of hot wings and nothing else. It's not that unusual.
it kind of is, food tastes better when it's a balance of multiple things anyway.
>any bread, cracker, tortilla or anything similar that isn't just out of the oven or immediately frozen after coming out is stale
Sure, and any vegetable that isn't immediately consumed after being picked isn't fresh.
But that's not how we use words and ideas, I'm afraid. 'Fresh' can mean all kinds of things. And a cracker by many definitions is not necessarily 'stale'. 'Stale' being a characteristic where the cracker has lost some of its crispness.
>it kind of is, food tastes better when it's a balance of multiple things anyway.
Isn't chili a balance of flavors? You're implying the 'multiple things' have to be other dishes. Why?
I don't understand why you think beans are so bad when you eat your chili with saltine crackers, which are worse in every way. Even if you disagree about them tasting worse, why would you make a thread trying to convince people not to eat beans? You don't even have the "purity" argument going for you.
Fish don't fry in the kitchen, beans don't burn on the grill.
My mom buys and makes these, she always throws the cumin straight in the trash and I get full on autistic because literally everyone likes it better with the cumin, my mom doesn't even dislike it. I always dig it out and ask why she won't include the fucking cumin and she just says she doesn't even know what cumin is and has thrown it away her whole life. I'm pretty sure its because a long time ago shed never heard of it and saw "cum". She eats fucking cumin all the time though I cook with it.
I buy this shit all the time, it's easy and delicious. But I'm not a pussy like you, I load it up.
I like to use 1 pound of ground beef, 1 pound of pork chorizo and 1 pound of bacon, then add a can of Ranch Style Beans and a can of Rotel diced tomatoes/green chilies
And to top it all off, I chop up a habanero pepper or two and toss em in.
The fiery red poops are worth it.
You should try making it spicier. Add cayenne and jalapeno with that habanero and maybe a second can of the rotel with chilies. It won't burn your tongue but it'll help make you sweat a bit. Plus it'll make your cold beer taste better.