So for chili, I take a can and add a can of rinsed black beans and a can of fire roasted tomatoes. Then I consult the chili can label to find the spices that were used so I can add some more of those. Right now I've got that deal going and I noticed it was a little thin. Next time I'll drain the tomatoes first. To fix it this time I almost used cornstarch, but I was smart! I read the box and noticed it says to bring it to a boil after you add your cornstarch/cold water mixture, and I didn't want to do that, so I went online looking for ideas, and found out I could use potato flakes instead. Perfect.
So yeah, I like to make food bigger and better for you. I feel like in this country, we're used to ridiculous portion sizes and that's a good way to deal.