Hi friends! I can’t wait to share with you one of my favorites,
Today I’m sharing my all time favorite chili with you, Cincinnati Chili. I grew up on this chili and this recipe for me was pretty darn close to the real stuff.
I was born in Cincinnati and grew up just outside of the city. Every time I go back to visit my family I still get myself a chili dog or 3-way at Skyline. I’m not going to calm this to be the same recipe they use at the restaurants this is just my version and from a Cincy girl raised on this stuff I think it was pretty darn close in taste.
The secret to really great Cincinnati Chili is cinnamon and cocoa. You also gotta make your chili and meat extra ground up and thin. You don’t need a special type of beef just work it well with a spatula until your beef is really broken down. My dad likes to call Cincinnati style chili meat soup because it’s a lot thinner then a regular chili.
There are a few different ways you can eat this chili. In a bowl of course alone but the Cincinnati way is on top of hot dogs or spaghetti and topped with diced onions and lots and lots of cheese.
Ready to try this sweet and savory chili!
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