Qui n’avance pas, recule
This is all true.Me and plenty of other people, and it absolutely is chili. Beans are a filler, meant to stretch the amount.
I grew up on canned chili and only ate the "No beans" cans because I thought beans were gross.
Then I became an adult and tried making my own chili. What I realized is that I did not think beans were gross...I thought the kidney beans were gross. Now I make chili with black beans and it's awesome. Sorry for going traitor on you, but black beans make literally everything better.
At least we can all agree than subbing out beef for ground turkey is an affront to everything Holy and I was completely justified for throwing a drink in my wife's face for suggesting it that one time.