Stebben84 wrote:Chorizo is like bacon and it makes everything better. I've never tried it in my chili, but now I'm gonna have to give it a whirl.
Although I love the chorizo idea, as it would blend seamlessly into the chili, what about just using bacon? Does bacon belong in chili? Even though the bacon grease would definitely make the flavor of the chili better, do you think judges would be critical if they found pieces of bacon in their chili?
Stebben84 wrote:Although I do make chili with beans sometimes, the best I've ever made was beanless.
Even though most of the premier chili competitions adhere to CASI rules, which doesn't allow beans, to me, chili without beans is just taco filling. There are often different categories at competitions, but the biggest prize usually goes to the winner of the CASI category, unfortunately.