Although many Texans will argue that "chili don't have no beans!", many others don't care, and quite a few like it with beans as much as I do. This recipe is the result of a lot of trial and error to get it to taste just the way I like it. I usually double or triple the recipe an freeze it in 1 quart Ziploc bags, making perfect portions for two for a quick chili dinner or chili sizes. Prep time does not include time to soak beans.