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Cincinnati Chili

March/April 2012

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Cincinnati has a unique spin on chili—they serve it over spaghetti. Typically the chili is just made with meat, no beans, but we couldn’t resist adding beans to add fiber and nutrients. Serve with sliced cucumber and red onion with lemon juice and olive oil.


Cincinnati Chili Recipe

9 Reviews for Cincinnati Chili

03/09/2012
Anonymous
Fantastic Take on Cincinnati Style Chili

Being from Ohio and now a resident of New Mexico I, of course, had to make a few tweaks to this recipe.

1 Since we don't eat beef I used ground turkey breast instead. I happened to have some homemade turkey broth in the freezer so I used that in place of the beef broth. To up the umami I added a touch of soy sauce to the mixture after the tomatoes and broth went in.

2. I used dry kidney beans rather than canned. Soaked overnight and slow cooked in the Crockpot for 18 hours. Easy peasy since the Crockpot does all the work and WAY more flavor than canned.

3. I ground up 4 New Mexico chilies in the blender and used that in place of the chili powder.

4. Finally, having spent a fair amount of time in Cincinnati... I just couldn't see this without a little cheese. So I added a little grated extra-sharp cheddar.

And ya know what? The girl from Ohio and the guy from New Mexico (who swears chili doesn't have beans in it) both loved this dish!

Fresh, easy to prepare
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03/09/2012
Anonymous
Fantastic Take on Cincinnati Style Chili

Being from Ohio and now a resident of New Mexico I, of course, had to make a few tweaks to this recipe.

1 Since we don't eat beef I used ground turkey breast instead. I happened to have some homemade turkey broth in the freezer so I used that in place of the beef broth. To up the umami I added a touch of soy sauce to the mixture after the tomatoes and broth went in.

2. I used dry kidney beans rather than canned. Soaked overnight and slow cooked in the Crockpot for 18 hours. Easy peasy since the Crockpot does all the work and WAY more flavor than canned.

3. I ground up 4 New Mexico chilies in the blender and used that in place of the chili powder.

4. Finally, having spent a fair amount of time in Cincinnati... I just couldn't see this without a little cheese. So I added a little grated extra-sharp cheddar.

And ya know what? The girl from Ohio and the guy from New Mexico (who swears chili doesn't have beans in it) both loved this dish!

Fresh, easy to prepare
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03/08/2012
Anonymous
not the real thing

Cincinnati style chili is NOT just any kind of chili over spaghetti. the chili itself has its own blend of unique spices - and cilantro definitely isn't it. Cincinnati style chili includes cocoa, cloves, cinnamon, and vinegar, amongst other things. It has a unique flavor to it unlike what everyone expects chili to taste like. All this recipe is is some kind of regular chili.

i am sure it's delicious.
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 3 weeks ago

So you didn't actually cook

So you didn't actually cook or even try this recipe?

03/03/2012
Anonymous
Not truely Cincinnati Chili

Well, really I ahve anot tried it yet but there are two major differences in your recipie. You include clinatro and do not ahve any chocolate (cocoa) in the recipe. As a native of the area there are seveal ways to have chili:
chili over spagetti,
chili, spagetti and cheese
chili, spagetti cheese and (beans or onion)
chili, spagetti,cheese, beans and onion

When I make this don't think I'll add the cliantro.

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