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 Best types of beans for chili? 
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Post Best types of beans for chili?
Or are all beans created equal?? lol I normally use kidney beans in mine but thought I'd try some others. I've got canneloni, pinto, and Great Northern beans. I just don't want them getting too mushy, if you know what I mean.

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Post Re: Best types of beans for chili?
I've only ever used kidney. My quandry was light or dark, so I used both :lol:
I do like the look of chili with different beans in it.
But I haven't used beans in my chili in at least a couple years. I like the texture without.

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I don't really care for kidney beans in chili. I do like pinto beans, so I would go with those.

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I like a kidney and pinto combo in mine.

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Well I like kidney beans so I'll use those and the pinto.

I've used both light and dark kidneys and never noticed a taste difference if there is supposed to be one. :confusion-scratchheadyellow:

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I usually use kidney beans (color doesn't matter to me they are created equal in my eyes LOL). But the chili I made last night was a kit and the bag had several kinds but only said beans on the bag LOL They were all smal l- red, pink, white and speckled. All were great in the chili!! I wish I knew what kinds they were. I have another one of those kits so next time I will spread them out and take a pic and maybe someone can tell me what kinds they are. I also have another kit I got from Cracker Barrel called "Boot Scootin'" chili. Thats in a burlap bag so I have no clue yet whats in that bag. But it has a tiny bottle of Tabsco tied on.

I only made dry beans 2 times in the past and hated them because I cooked them (soaked first) and they took forever and were still hard. BUT the pressure cooker did them in 15 minutes perfect. So now I will be using dry beans.


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I make dry beans - lima and a 7-bean soup and split peas (I know it's not a bean. lol) I have always just cooked them in whatever I'm using them for, usually soup or chili...and never soaked them. They've always come out fine.

I'll be using canned beans for my chili.
I was just looking over my recipe for Wendy's chili and it calls for kidney and pinto beans. I haven't made it in awhile and had forgotten what beans I had used......

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I haven't had Wendy's chili in a long time, but I guess I didn't look close enough. I had no idea there were two different beans in it.

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I didn't either Fred until I started using the copycat recipe. Maybe the original doesn't........I haven't had it in awhile either and never paid attention. lol The recipe I use is very close to the original though at least in taste.

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They always did have nice chili.

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