Cincinnati Chili {Skyline CopyCat}

Happy Saturday!  Today is our most anticipated game of the year.  We geeked out last night (like we do every Friday night before this game) and watched “The Rivalry: Ohio State vs. Michigan”.  And I cried a little during the show, just like every time.  I have a slew of Buckeyes ready to take to our friend’s house, and everyone is in their colors.  So today I say unto you…O-H!

 

Mike’s whole family if from Cleveland, but he and his sisters were born in Arizona.  So to give him a little treat, and make up for the fact that I lived in Ohio for a bit and he’s never been, I made him some copycat Skyline Chili.  It’s almost spot on.  Mike was a little freaked out by the cocoa powder taste, but that’s how it is.  You’ve got to go big or go home with the traditional toppings on this recipe – just don’t forget the spaghetti!

 

Cincinnati Chili

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Cincinnati Chili
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 2 yellow onions diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
Add-Ons:
  • Cooked spaghetti
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Oyster crackers
Instructions
  1. Add beef and water to a large pot (4-quarts or more). Bring to a simmer, use a spoon to break the ground beef into little pieces. Continue cooking for 30 minutes. Add in remaining ingredients and mix well to combine.
  2. Cook uncovered on low heat for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Add water as needed if chili becomes too thick.
  3. Serve chili over cooked spaghetti and top with cheddar cheese and oyster crackers.

 

Comments

  1. Carolyn says

    This is a really good recipe. Please note that true Cincinnati chili can be served many ways: bowl-chili in a bowl; 2 way-chili and spaghetti; 3 way -chili, spaghetti, cheese; 4 way- chili, spaghetti, cheese and either onions or beans; 5 way- chili, spaghetti, cheese, onions, beans. My personal favorite is the 5 way with some oyster crackers.

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