We are going to the chili cook off contest this fall, as a head cook, I have never done it before. I hope I can learn from whoever been in it. I know we can not use any kind of beans, for filler. Just wondering if anybody knows any ingredients to replace it, I would welcome anybody for any magic stuffs to go with my chili recipe, beside, cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt& pepper. Which meats do you guys think is better to use, brisket or chuck? I apologize if I am asking to much, I know it's a secret recipe, promise I won't tell, lol. Thank you.