Easy Ground Beef Chili
Making chili doesn’t have to be an all-day affair: Our complex, savory ground-beef version is on the table in about an hour.
Why This Recipe Works
To create deeply flavorful chili, we started by building a hearty fond (browned bits of beef) on the bottom of the pot. Then we bloomed the dried spices in hot oil to bring out their lively personalities. We pureed half the beans with canned tomatoes to thicken the chili without having to simmer it all day, adding the remaining beans later on to give our chili heft and texture.