Chili Con Carne

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 1998, America's Test Kitchen TV

The secret is using large cubes of beef chuck and a mixture of fresh and oven-roasted chiles.

SERVES6

TIME3½ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For the best beanless Texas-style chili recipe, start with big chunks of chuck roast. We found that toasting and grinding fresh chiles gave us the best flavor. Flavor was also improved by adding bacon, which lent our chili recipe sweetness ...

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