Simple Beef Chili with Kidney Beans

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2003, America's Test Kitchen TV

Could we take supermarket staples and create a basic chili with great flavor?

SERVES8 to 10 (Makes about 3 quarts)

TIME2¾ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

With the goal of developing a no-fuss chili recipe that would taste far better than the sum of its common parts, we discovered that adding the spices to the pan with the aromatics boosted their potency. For our chili recipe, we added the be...

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