No chuck-wagon cook, or myself, would or will ever measure cubed meat sizes, and once it falls apart 1/2" cubes are the perfect size for texture and chew - and veggies in Chili turns it into some Californian's Chile-con-carne soup (no offense to any SMF Californians), something that no proper Chili aficionado would ever allow in his or her realm...So wrong! 3/8 dice on the meat is clearly superior;) I use on sale steak vs chuck. Funny thing about chili, you can hide a bunch of veggies in it and the grands don’t know. Processed cauli, white shrooms or even Kale just get absorbed and don’t change the flavor profile. The wife asked me to try it one time, and I was like, this isn’t bad. Black beans are a side and I will only judge a little if you add them.
Or it sucks and a lifetime of coffee, allergies and hot sauce has fried the taste buds ;)
The “eat the bacon” absolutely priceless!