An Old Timer once told me that "Beans in chili are just a cheap substitute for meat".
When I lived in Northern CA, "Chili Beans" were popular... No meat at all. ugh!
New Braunfels Hondo Offset
New Braunfels Bandera (Refurbished, Modified & Improved)
32 year old Char-Broil 450
1996 Blue Weber SS Performer
2003 Black Weber SS Performer
Weber 22.5 OTS converted to OTG with rotisserie & Smokenator
Weber SJS & modified stock pot Mini-WSM
STOK Island gasser