I'm from the Midwest in the U.S.; there are beans in our chili but not out in the Western states...they have only meat. Also, there's hot spice that goes with it. In Chicago, there's an abhorrence with putting ketchup on a dog, but I like hot dogs with nearly anything on them. Now if I'm eating a Chicago Style Hot Dog it would be criminal to have ketchup on it. Like a New Yorker claiming they have better pizza than Chicago. I like stuff, lots of stuff and lots of sauce on my pizza. New Yorkes want the easily torn chewy crust, with thin layer of cheese, a little sauce and dripping with grease. Maybe it's where we come from that makes us used to and prefer those food's? As for the noodles under the chili that's a Cincinnati thing, and regardless of a 1 or 4 way, it's an acquired taste...reminds me of Mexican Mole as a spaghetti sauce.