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down to chili and beans

Broke or destitute. It sounds like Betsy is down to chili and beans, so what makes you think she's going to loan you money?
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down to chili and beans

Rur. very poor; down to one's last penny. Mary and Tom aren't doing too well. They're down to chili and beans. Many's the time I was down to chili and beans, but I always pulled through.
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After deliberating, the judges picked Firefighter Valdivia's recipe as the first-place trophy winner for its authentic chili flavor and good balance of spices.
The wonderful thing about chili is it allows each chili cook to have their own signature style,'' by adding their own special ingredients, she said.
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As the winner, he will support the International Chili Society by attending chili cook-offs as a representative of the society, and in November will travel to New York to appear on ``The Caroline Rhea Show'' along with green chili world champion Kathy Stewart of Loma Linda.
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Tasters not only got a sample of Faylor's chili, spiced with 12 different peppers, but also his theory that Scandinavian sea rovers were making chili 400 years before Christopher Columbus went exploring.
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And city officials joined Koulax's heirs to celebrate the unchanged menu of chiliburgers, hot dogs, tamales and fries always accompanied by burning yellow chilis.
Chiliheads are remarkably dedicated, and will travel great lengths to compete in the World's Championship Chili Cookoff.
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And, now, the 35-year-old Fitchburg native is taking the food competition to his home state with the Boston Chili Takedown.
The prices have gone up considerably wherein one variety of the chili is being sold at rupees 1,000 to 1,600 and other at rupees 2,000 to 2500.
Take your chili experience to a whole new level by adding your favorite toppings such as, bacon, corn chips or croutons, queso fresco, diced tomatoes, lime wedges, sour cream or guacamole, red or green onions and fresh jalapenos.
Add remaining 1 teaspoon salt and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder to boiling water in a separate pan; slowly add cornmeal, stirring constantly.