RE: Ground meat chili or chunk beef chili?
Mellow, fun to re read this thread! Celery has been a commonly used ingreadent for Chili for as long as I can remember. You would never be able to count the number of recipes posted on the net that contain some kind of celery seasonings. And dont forget Mr. Woods winning Terlingua chili recipe! You have just scratched tha serfice of the tip of tha iceburg concerning my mentions, for many years, of celery and chili around here. Back then hardly anyone even noticed. :~)
Now about those corn tortillas melted into chili... That's something you won't hear mentioned anywhere very often. Shhh, it's a Texas Chili secret!