How is Cincinnati Chili different?
Cincinnati chili is very runny – and not chunky. This homemade version is a bit more meaty than what you’ll find in the restaurant – but the flavor is the same. Cincinnati chili has a LOT of spices – really it’s much more a sauce than something you would eat a bowl of. It’s a Greek recipe from folks that moved to Cincinnati and started various chili parlors.
Just trust me – the first time you try it – put the word “chili” out of your mind – just take a few bites and enjoy!
How do you eat Cincinnati Chili?
Is Cincinnati Chili good?
How do you make Cincinnati Chili from scratch?
There are lots of ways to make Cincinnati Chili. You can buy a Cincinnati Chili Mix in the store, you can buy Skyline Chili or Gold Star Chili at Walmart online – but below you can find my recipe for Cincinnati Chili from scratch.
Does Cincinnati Chili have chocolate? Does Cincinnati Chili have cinnamon?
What goes with Cincinnati Chili?
How do you make Vegetarian Cincinnati Chili?
The best way to make a Vegetarian Cincinnati Chili would be to do what Gold Star Chili does for their vegetarian chili – use a product like Beyond Meat. It’s got the texture of ground beef but is made from a pea protein.
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- 3.5 cups water
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 onion minced
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 3 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp allspice
- 3 oz tomato paste
- 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
- 2 bay leaves
- Crumble raw ( do not brown ) hamburger into water, add all ingredients.3.5 cups water, 1 lb lean ground beef
- Add all remaining ingredients.1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 onion, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp minced garlic, 3 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp allspice, 3 oz tomato paste, 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp liquid smoke, 2 bay leaves
- Bring to boil
- Simmer for 2 hours, stirring and mashing with potato masher every 30 min.
- Remove bay leaves.
- For a three-way, serve over spaghetti and top with shredded mild cheddar cheese.
- For a four-way, add drained kidney beans or diced onions – for a five-way add both!
- Also can be served over hot dogs and buns for a Cincinnati Coney!