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Cincinnati Chili Secret

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Serves | Prep Time 5 | Cook Time 240

Why I Love This Recipe

k, so I kinda cook off of taste, smell and "feel" so Im kinda winging the actual amounts, thanks. Ive heard of these chilies having near 100 ingredients, this one isnt my simplest but it is fairly easy and very good.

Ingredients You'll Need

* 1 quart beef broth (I actually think chicken broth adds a better depth of flavor but I didnt do it that way this time)
* 2 lbs ground beef
* 27 oz can whole tomato lightly drained (cut lightly)
* 1 can tomato sauce
* 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
* 4 garlic cloves, minced
* 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
* 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa, or chocolate powder (I used sweetened ground chocolate in this batch...LOVED IT)
* up to 1/4 cup chili powder (some like it with more, i did less)
* 1 tsp cayenne (throw in some red pepper for a kick if yould like-I didnt do it this time)
* 1/4 tsp white pepper (if you dont have it dont put in black pepper as a substitute-it isnt the same...though black pepper wouldnt be all bad id go light with it on any case)
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 1/4 tsp curry powder
* 2 tbsp cider vinegar
* 1 whole bay leaf ( I used an extra half, so 1 1/2)
* 1/4 tsp ground cloves
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 2 tbls dark molasses
* 1 1/2 tsp salt (I actually had to add about another tsp to mine)

* cooked spaghetti to serve chili over, optional (if you are able to make home made noodles-its to die for)
* 2 yellow onions, diced
* Cheese
* oyster crackers
* Dark kidney beans



1. Bring broth to a boil then Add beef to broth to a 4-quart pot. simmer while stirring until the ground beef is in very small pieces. Simmer for 30 minutes to a couple hours and add all the rest of the ingredients. ( I let it simmer down in the beef broth for about an hour and a half then added another four cups of beef broth and let it simmer down slightly before adding all the rest of the ingredients

2. Simmer on low, uncovered, for 1 hours. Add broth as needed if the chili becomes to thick. Use a mixer to blend the mix for a minute...mostly to get the tomatoes down and everything uniform.

3. Refrigerated the chili overnight, and the next day remove the layer of fat from top before reheating and serving. This time i actually didnt have fat, partially because I let it simmer down initially...I still made it the day before though.

The Cincinnati 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 kidney beans

All "ways" are served with oyster crackers.

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