best type of beans for vegetarian chili - not kidney beans

I was hoping the food52 community could recommend their favorite chili beans for my vegetarian chili. My husband hates kidney beans so I can't use them. Thanks for any suggestions!

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ZombieCupcake
ZombieCupcake August 22, 2013

Personal preference has always been black beans

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SKK
SKK August 22, 2013

Any beans work in vc - cannelini beans, pinto beans, garbanzo beans...and they are wonderful together.

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SMSF
SMSF August 23, 2013

I would go with Great Northern, navy, and/or pinto beans. Great Northern hold their shape well, while pintos can be softer. I depends on the texture you want - or experiment with a combination.

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel August 23, 2013

Chickpeas can also be a nice, less traditional, addition!

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel August 23, 2013

Chickpeas can also be a nice, less traditional, addition!

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MTMitchell
MTMitchell August 23, 2013

I use whatever we have in the cabinet to use up (within reason) and mix them all up. Especially if I starting with dried beans. I always seem to have bags in the pantry with like 30 beans left in them and I hate to throw them out. Chili is a nice way to use them up.

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