Things You'll Need
Pot of chili
Chili is a hearty meal that can be simple to prepare. Chili generally has a thicker sauce than soups. Although chili sauces may not start out thick, it is easy to thicken their consistency with only two ingredients and a few simple steps. Thickening chili will not change the flavor of the dish.
Mix 1 tbsp. cornstarch with 1 tbsp. cold water in a cup. Mix until cornstarch is dissolved.
Pour the cornstarch mixture directly into the hot pot of chili while the pot is still over a heat source.
Stir with a large wooden spoon to incorporate cornstarch mixture into the chili.
Allow the mixture to cook for a few minutes. This will give the starch time to thicken the sauce.
Continue to thicken using 1 tbsp. cornstarch at a time until you reach desired consistency.
You can substitute flour for the cornstarch if you wish. You will need to increase the measurement to 2 tbsp. of flour per every 1 tbsp. water.