Beef and Bean Chili

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Nothing beats cooking up a warm bowl of chili with your family on a cold day—this version uses a secret ingredient to keep the beef tender and juicy.

SERVES 6

TIME 1¼ hours

WHAT KIDS ARE SAYING “It was amazing. My dad had four servings.” —Zoe, recipe tester, age 10

Beef and Bean Chili

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

The secret to keeping the beef in this chili tender? Baking soda. By mixing the ground beef with baking soda before cooking, you raise the meat’s pH. This helps its proteins attract more water and hold onto that water during cooking, giving...

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