Cincinnati "Skyline" Chili

Penny Hall


skyline chili


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20 Min
4 Hr


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    •1 quart cold water
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    •2 lbs ground beef
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    •2 cups crushed tomato
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    •2 yellow onions, diced
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    •4 garlic cloves, minced
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    •1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
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    •1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
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    •1/4 cup chili powder
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    •1 tsp cayenne
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    •1 tsp ground cumin
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    •2 tbsp cider vinegar
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    •1 whole bay leaf
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    •1/4 tsp ground cloves
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    •1 tsp cinnamon
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    •1 1/2 tsp salt
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    •cooked spaghetti to serve chili over, optional

How to Make Cincinnati "Skyline" Chili


  1. 1.Add beef and water to a 4-quart pot. Bring to a simmer while stirring until the ground beef is in very small pieces. Simmer for 30 minutes and add all the rest of the ingredients.

    2.Simmer on low, uncovered, for 3 hours. Add water as needed if the chili becomes to thick.

    3.Refrigerated the chili overnight, and the next day remove the layer of fat from top before reheating and serving.
    The Cincinnati "Skyline" Chili Ordering Code

    1-way: just the chili

    2-way: chili served over spaghetti

    3-way: chili, spaghetti, and grated Cheddar cheese

    4-way: chili, spaghetti, cheese, and onions

    5-way: chili, spaghetti, cheese, onions, and beans

    All "ways" are served with oyster crackers.

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About Cincinnati "Skyline" Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Soups

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