Wow! You learn something new each day. Can’t imagine chili without beans.
I always do chili over rice. Grew up with it that way.
I just like my chili in a bowl. And make it hot; I have a fairly high tolerance for heat but if my bowl of red exceeds that I can always throw in a dollop of sour cream. Otherwise, grated cheddar cheese makes a nice accompaniment.
Some cornbread on the side is nice, although saltine crackers or Fritos will work too.