A bowl of chilli con carne with a red chilli and lime
Food - Drink
The Fridge Trick For Boosting The Flavor Of Chili Before It's Served
There are many ways to make chili more delicious, but one of the simplest is to make your chili before the day you plan to eat it and keep it in the fridge so the flavors can meld.
The time in the fridge will make the ingredients less individually pronounced, instead blending together, unifying, and transforming into a more cohesive dish.
Also, many ingredients in chili must go through different chemical reactions to release their full flavors, and when cooked, cooled, and reheated, these reactions can occur.
If the chili has ground meat, reheating it allows the sauce to soak into the meat, giving it more flavor. The meat also gives up some of its gelatin to thicken and enrich the stew.