View Full Version : Beans, beans, the musical fruit...

10-25-2007, 09:37 PM
Every time I make chilli my husband gets so mad at me because I insist on putting at least 3 different types of beans in it. Tonight I made chilli with chilli (red), black, great northern, and light red kidney beans. What is chilli without beans.... flavored meat? Does anyone else share my passion for legumes and grains or am I all alone here? :pout:

10-25-2007, 09:46 PM
I looooove beans and lentils so much! They make me happy! I'm really not being facetious at all, either. I stick em in everything. You husband should thank you, you're doing his colon a favor!

10-25-2007, 10:10 PM
I also have to limit the beans I put into chili to 3. Usually kidney, black, and then something else...sometimes garbonzos, sometimes pintos. I don't put any meat in at all.

10-25-2007, 10:54 PM
Not me. I make meat chili and pots of beans. My family doesn't like the beans in the chili. Funny how different parts of the country do things, huh. I'm in Texas.

10-25-2007, 10:58 PM
I'm pretty sure its illegal in some states to make chilie without beans :teehee:

10-25-2007, 11:11 PM
There really are people like me! :hug: Sweetness!

10-26-2007, 12:04 AM
We always have Vegitarian chili. Which includes beans.

10-26-2007, 07:23 AM
I actually prefer vegetarian stuff over meat -- hence, I just love beans! Black beans and rice make me happy, happy, happy. And meatless chili...YUM! I found a great chili recipe in a Southern Living magazine in the doctor's office once. Thank goodness I had my PDA so I could easily jot it down!

10-26-2007, 09:16 AM
Count me in as a bean person too. I have been known to throw in a can of refrieds to thicken my chili up a bit too.

10-26-2007, 12:13 PM
You can make chili without at least 3 kinds of beans? But why? LOL I love beans. Chili wouldn't be comfort food without them!

10-26-2007, 03:21 PM
I'm a beaner too.

Hmmm. Refried beans--I'll have to try that stitchwitch-thanks.

10-26-2007, 03:24 PM
Chili wouldn't be chili without kidney beans IMHO, but I only use kidney beans in it. I use red beans or pinto beans in other recipes, but kiedny beans are my favorite. Love baby limas in succotash...especially with white corn.

10-26-2007, 04:06 PM
I prefer my chili meatless, with tons of beans. Black, pinto, kidney, great northern, I love them all :)

10-26-2007, 06:57 PM
Chili without beans. Oh my... I have to have beans in my chili. The more the merrier. :woot:

10-26-2007, 07:03 PM
In all fairness, although I am a beanie myself, I have had some wickedly good beanless chili. I know, I know, but I have to admit it was good and I didn't miss the beans *gasp:thud: :teehee:

10-26-2007, 08:18 PM
I have to admit, I have never had chili, because I don't like beans, except for green beans.... it sure does smell good though!

10-26-2007, 09:54 PM
Chili with all sorts of beans here...

but my hubby prefers it with JUST red kidney beans...

so perhaps that's your hubby's point?


Knitters... love cats and animals, and chili with loads a beans...

no wonder we're solitary people at times!

10-28-2007, 10:55 PM

10-28-2007, 11:05 PM
has anyone else found that if you include MORE beans in your diet, you have less of the........erm............fruity?.........side effects?

10-28-2007, 11:11 PM
Yeah, I notice that.

10-29-2007, 12:19 AM
Maybe it's not that there's less music, but that you're so used to the song that you don't really hear it anymore! Kind of like elevator music!


10-29-2007, 08:52 AM
has anyone else found that if you include MORE beans in your diet, you have less of the........erm............fruity?.........side effects?

It's because the average person doesn't eat enough fiber in their normal diet and when they eat something with fiber in it it's hard for the colon to adjust rapidly to the increase in fiber. If you eat alot of fiber all of the time beans, whole grains, etc. don't bother you because your system is accustomed to it.