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.

TO MAKE IN THE CROCKPOT: Place ground beef, diced onion, and 2 cups water (1 quart is too much water for the crockpot) into the crockpot. Crumble beef until no large pieces are left. Add the remainder of the ingredients. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Serve over top of cooked spaghetti with shredded cheese and diced onion.

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!