Sometimes, even when you follow a recipe to the letter, your chilli comes out a bit runny -- more like soup than a hearty stew. A potato masher can thicken the chilli without adding ingredients.
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The Kitchn notes that potato mashers break up meat into smaller pieces, and if the chilli has beans and vegetables, mashing releases more starch. That starch thickens the recipe without adding any ingredients. Check out the link below for other ways to fix your chilli woes.
3 Easy Ways to Thicken Chilli [The Kitchn]