Chili vs. Chilli

Ahhh, that chili is much better the second day around. Nice heat, not too salty… If I added an 8oz can of tomato sauce and some kidney beans, it would rate at least a 7.5. Note: I’m not a big fan of kidney beans, and prefer to use pintos or brown beans, if any… Besides, according to the official CASI rules, beans (or any obvious vegetable chunks) are not allowed in competitive chili cook-offs. Authentic Texas- style chili is supposed to contain two main ingredients: meat and chiles. Other spices are allowed, but almost everything is powdered or granulated — the chili should have no discernible bits in it other than the meat…
Of course, being a vegetarian makes Texas-style chili difficult at best. You’ve got to either fake it, or allow other vegetables, and you got to allow beans, at least.