Generally, if I’m going to put chili on a hot dog, I preper the chili to be beanless.
But chili can have beans in it, and still be chili.
There’s even a people’s choice catagory in chili competition where the chili MUST contain either beans or pasta.
This "it’s not chili if it has beans in it" is simply preposterous.
And shame on some of you who laud regional cooking, regional flare, and regional tastes, but condemn beans in chili. That’s purely hypocritical.