Best Ground Beef Chili

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2015, America's Test Kitchen TV

Ground beef chili is convenient, but its texture is often dry and grainy. With this recipe, you don't have to sacrifice flavor for convenience.

SERVES8 to 10

TIME3¼ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our ground beef chili uses 85 percent lean ground beef for richness and flavor. We use only small amounts of pureed whole canned tomatoes and pinto beans to create a thick, rich dish that is best served over white rice and/or with tortilla ...

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