Originally Posted by Uncle Bob
Miss Calli...Cornstarch is an excellent thickening agent. It is almost tasteless if allowed to cook for just a few minutes. However, if cooked too long it will breakdown and the thickening will reverse. Next time use some of your Masa Harina...It has a flavor like nothing else that is perfect in Chili!! Yum!
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Not a fan of Masa Harina in anything but tamales & tortillas. Not sure I'd want it in my chili.
The pot is too big for my sink. I just put it in the fridge, cranked the fridge up, and it was fine. I put it on for a bit longer this morning and I've been lucky that it hasn't broken down. It's perfect, flavorful but not hot just for hots sake. Could be hotter, but I think that would be for heat and not flavor, so what would be the point. Hopefully the corn starch won't break down.