Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cincinnati Chili

Picture Updated 12/13/2013 

This one is slightly different from the Skyline Chili Copycat - this one is my mother-in-law's recipe for it :) I'd have to have my husband home to tell me which one is closer to Skyline.

What you need:
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 qt. water
  • 2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. all spice
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 2 3/4 tbsp. cocoa
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 drops tabasco
Combine ground beef, onion and water. Simmer for 30 minutes. 
(My ground beef did not want to crumble finely like it's supposed to)
TIP: I figured it out! To get your ground beef finely crumbled, as it should the ground beef in first and slowly pour in water, crumbling as you go. I like to do it about a cup at a time and work the water into the beef before adding more water. [added 8/12/15]

Add tomato sauce, spices, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and tabasco.

Simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours until thickened

Serve on spaghetti or hot dogs. 
Top with finely shredded cheddar cheese, onion and/or kidney beans. 
Serve with oyster crackers.
    Recipe from Francie Koehrsen 

    1 comment :

    Mimi said...

    I can't wait to try your recipe! I'm in North Carolina but had some Skyline chili in Ashland Kentucky with a friend from Cincinnati and loved it. We actually have a restaurant called Cincy's here and that is where I had my first taste. Can't wait to try this. Thank you so much for sharing at Sundae Scoop!