Tuesday, November 18, 2008


If you are a Cincinnati Style Chili purist, leave now and do not come back until a couple days have passed and I have a new post up. If you are curious about different flavors in your chili that will "WOW" your tastebuds, then listen up. This here chili is yum, the flavor is a kin to chorizo. If you like chorizo then you will like this.

A few years ago I made this for my friend and her husband. Little did I know that my friend's DH was so traditional. He just kept saying, "it's different". To this day, this happened over a decade ago, he still teases me about the day I tried to serve him this chili. Having said that, don't be frightened away. It is so good. Be forewarned that your tastebuds will be dancing with a lot of flavors.

Cincinnatti Style Chili
Recipe based on Epicurious

2 onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds ground beef chuck
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon dried orégano, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1 bay leaf
1 cups water
a 16-ounce jar stewed tomatoes
1 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons cocoa
cooked spaghetti and grated Cheddar

Cook meat until the pink is gone. Add spices and cook for one minute. Place in large pot with tomatoes. Saute onions in olive oild until golden. Add garlic, saute one minute more and add to pot. Cook for a couple hours. The longer the better. Crock pot works very nicely as well.

Spoon over spaghetti and sprinkle with grated cheese.


Lucy said...

Looking over the ingredients this sounds sooooo good!! This is going on the list for sure!

kat said...

Wow, there are some good sounding flavors in that chili!

Tracy said...

I love chili on top of spaghetti and garnished with cheddar cheese ... also sour cream ... I know it's Cincinnati style but it reminds me of my college days in Milwaukee!

Grace said...

they eat this on spaghetti in cincinnati, right? yes please. :)

Lori said...

Lucy- you wont be sorry!

Kat- yup!

Tracy- Milwaukee does it this way too? Or was it a restaurant? Or was it you making it?

Grace- Yes, suppose to be very thin spaghetti but I put it on linguini because that is what I had on hand.

Shelly said...

Once I made Cincinatti chili I was hooked, hubby too. Yours looks a lot like mine, Yum!

Kevin said...

That chili looks good!

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