Not sure what a "pearler" is but in my humble and educated opinion Chili is a man's game (oh shit, I really said that, hope there were no women listening in). Chili is as much a competition as whatever game you are watching is. A meal to be consumed, preferably while watching football or that other game called soccer (frankly I think we need more Rugby), if there's no soccer on, tennis will do, or even golf if you are truely desperate for some chili. If it doesn't make you sweat and swear it's not Chili. And, if you cannot finish your bowel you should at least enjoy the massive exhortations of your mates regarding your true gender. There's no celery, corn, or beans in it. It's beef (or something approximating beef, venison, elk, rabbit, possum, or racoon if you must, though that's a bit greasy) chili's, onions, chili's, garlic, oregano, chili's, some red and green pepper to tone it down a little, and more chili's, a few Jalapenos for flavor and some more chili's. Corn tortillas, or cornbread are an acceptable accompaniment, as is mass quantities of your favorite beer. If you don't remember it again the next morning, it wasn't chili. Of course that is just an opinion.