Much like politics, chili can be a polarizing topic in America. Do beans belong in chili or not? Vegetarian or a carnivore’s culinary dream come true? What to serve it with? Cheese? Sour cream? Green onions? Hot sauce? Tortilla chips? Baked potato? Rice? Garlic bread? Fries? Spaghetti? The possibilities are endless! And because chili is a dish native to the land of the free, you are free to make it how you please just as long as you adhere to the basic chili principles: add lots of spice and slow cook it to perfection.