Carrie’s Cincinnati Chili
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
Makes6 servings (1-1/2 quarts)
This is not Cincinnati style chili in no way shape or form. Just because you add a few spices that aren't in most chili recipes does not make it so. The most glaring mistake is that you do not ever brown the ground beef, the beef is added to the liquid and spices as it's heating up to a boil in the pot and you stir it briskly to break it apart with a fork so that it's all uniform leaving no clumps of beef. In addition, there are no chunks of any kind of anything in Cincinnati style chili everything is finely minced or pureed including onions and tomatoes. Beans can be added, but here in Cincinnati folks usually eat the chili ladled over a bed of spaghetti called a 2-way, adding cheese on top makes it a 3-way, the addition of chopped onions or beans make it a 4-way or 4-way bean and if you add both onions and beans it's a 5-way. We also like our chili ladled onto a hotdog in a bun with a line of mustard, and topped with finely shredded cheddar cheese and onions if you like them. We call them coneys. I'm sure your chili tastes fine to you and many others, but it is not Cincinnati Chili.
I live in the Cincinnati area, and love Cincinnati chili. But sometimes, it is simply too spicy for me. This recipe provides all the taste, and none of the stomach upset.
That is NOT Cincinnati style. She got it wrong at step 1 ...and made it worse with every single step there after.
patsoh, I agree there are no tomatoes in Skyline Chili. My guess is that you could find some version of Cincinnati Chili that include tomatoes since there are dozens of recipes out there for CC. To be on the safe side, I would never include tomatoes in any chili recipe coming out of SW Ohio or N. KY.
Cincinnati Chili does not have tomatoes in it. Check out Gold Star or Skyline. No tomatoes.
I'm sure this is great, but as a Cincinnati native, I have a few suggestions. In the recipe I've used in the past for a Goldstar Chili clone, the hamburger was put into the pan with all of the other ingredients (not browned in a pan) and cooked several hours until it was fully done and of a crumbly, not chunky, texture). This gives it the true Skyline look. Also, I understand that a bit of cocoa or chocolate is added to give it a unique flavor. Quantity, however, is a closely-held secret.
doesn't have the chocolate
I had Cincinnati Chili for the first time at Skyline Chili while on a road trip to North Carolina. I loved it so much, I made it when I got home! Thanks for the recipe.