Foodie Friday- Cincinnati Chili

This dish was surprisingly delish! My dad had this at a restaurant and liked it so much he made some and generously let me have some! I'll tell you know, it is not for everyone. My younger sister and my mom both hated it, but me, my dad, and my brother all loved it. I wouldn't recommend this for kids, but if you're looking for something new to add to your diet, this is it! Original recipe found here.

  • 1 quart cold water
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 cups crushed tomato
  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • cooked spaghetti or tots to serve chili over!

  1. Add beef and water to a 4-quart pot. Bring to a simmer while stirring until the ground beef is in very small pieces. Simmer for 30 minutes and add all the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Simmer on low, uncovered, for 3 hours. Add water as needed if the chili becomes to thick.
  3. Refrigerated the chili overnight, and the next day remove the layer of fat from top before reheating and serving.

 Mmmmm, this stuff is so good!  Even though the cinnamon and nutmeg might scare you, try it!!


Chris King said...

Outstanding chili! Loved it with cheese and sour cream over tots.

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Oooh... Will try this!


KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Oooh... Will try this!


The Loops said...

My hubs is from Cincinnati and he loves this stuff!

Julie said...

I grew up in Cinci...the original parlor is Skyline Chilli, and it is actually Greek. I grew up on it and I have 2 small daughters (16m and 3 years) who LOVE it! Our favorite is over spaghetti with beans and cheese (cheddar). Sorry, but when I read this post, I had to comment! We ARE talking about my hometown and the only food that will be in Heaven! ;)

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