Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >
Jan 29, 2014 02:37 PM

How thick is your Chili

I've seen chili that was a thin soup, I've seen chili that was almost a solid. I tend to like/make mine about the constancy of a batch of fresh concrete (roughly like it comes out of a can.) How thick do you like your chili?

I know this is a matter of personal preference, not a right or wrong.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Pretty thick with just a little give

    1 Reply
    1. re: Cherylptw

      I agree, I like it as thick as possible. Without being solid of course

    2. Mine tends to be pretty brothy. I thicken it some with an arrowroot emulsion towards the end, but I'm sure it would never pass muster in a serious competition, no matter how great it tastes. And it does taste great.

      1. Mine? Fairly thick, I'd say just a little looser than from a can, slump-test wise. My wife's? Like soup. I've made plenty of helpful suggestions but she still gets it too soupy.

        1. Loose enough that you can not eat it with a Fork.