The Secret Ingredient Your Chili Is Missing
Food - Drink
If you've never had good chili before, it might be because you're missing a key ingredient: oatmeal. According to PopSugar, oatmeal isn't just for breakfast, and it happens to complement the flavors and textures of chili exceptionally well.
When oatmeal is added to chili, the oats absorb the liquid as the chili cooks, trapping the flavors in the grain. Because you're using oatmeal, and not flour or cornmeal, the resulting chili is hearty without being too thick or gravy-like, and every spoonful of chili will have a concentrated flavor.
Registered dietitian Adena Neglia tells PopSugar that quick oats should be added at the same time as the other ingredients, while steel-cut oats should be added before. As for the amount, 50 to 100 grams of oats per six servings is a good benchmark.