Should You Cook Chili with Beans?

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There have been many debates over the course of history, but none so contentious as to whether or not you should you put beans in a chili. 

To Bean or Not to Bean, That is the Question

True, whether or not you think beans go in chili depends on where you live. However, whether you like your chili with or without beans, we have a list of tantalizing chilis only made better with our fragrant, flavorful RawSpiceBar Chili Starter Blend to get you started: 

Best Bean-Based Chili Recipes

The best beans for chili are kidney, black or pinto beans, as they can hold their texture and shape in the heartiness of nearly any chili. Our favorite recipes include: 

  1. Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili
  2. Spicy Black Bean Chili
  3. Easy Mild Chili

Best Texas-Style Chili Recipes

Not a fan of the magical fruit or tangy tomatoes in your chili? Check out these three Texas-style chilis that will get your tastebuds watering:

  1. Classic Texas-Style Chili
  2. Vegan Texas-Style Chili
  3. Slow Cooker Texas Chili 

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