Friday, December 4, 2015


Cincinnati Chili ... so different from traditional chili, but oh so good. So what is so different? You eat it on spaghetti with a fork. Huh? Seriously. Anyone who has had Cincinnati Chili has a favorite way of ordering it. You can choose from the following:
  • two-way: spaghetti and chili
  • three-way: spaghetti, chili, and shredded cheese
  • four-way: spaghetti, chili, shredded cheese, and diced onions
  • four-way bean: spaghetti, chili, shredded cheese, and beans
  • five-way: spaghetti, chili, shredded cheese, diced onions, beans and oyster crackers
You can also order:
  • cheese coney: hot dog topped with chili, shredded cheese, diced onions, and mustard
  • chili cheese fries: French fries topped with chili and shredded cheese
So what's not to love? This stuff is so darn good and the mix of spices makes it perfect! I was a doubter, but they do and this is excellent!


1 lb ground beef
4 cups water
2 tsp, minced garlic
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1½ tbls. cider vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbls. chili powder
2 tbls. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper (reduce if you don't like spicy foods)
1/2 tsp. pepper flakes
1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large sauce pan brown ground beef until cooked through; drain grease. Add all other remaining ingredients and let simmer 45 minutes - 1 hour to thicken slightly. Serve while hot over spaghetti, or hot dogs!


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