Monday, October 15, 2007

Cincinnati Chili


This weekend was finally fall-like in weather, so I wanted to make an appropriate dinner for the cooler weather. My friend and co-worker shared with me her father's recipe for Cincinnati Chili. Her dad's job is flavor chemist and he developed this recipe to include all his favorite chili flavors. I've never had this type of chili before - it was more like a meat sauce than the chili I'm used to. It has a ton of spices in it so it's very flavorful, but not spicy. Definitely a perfect meal for fall!


Cincinnati Chili

2.5 lbs ground beef
1 tsp olive oil
4 cups water
12 oz tomato paste
1 ¾ tsp onion powder
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp mild paprika
½ tsp hot or Hungarian paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cumin
1tsp all spice
¾ tsp celery seed
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp oregano
½ tsp crushed red pepper
½ tsp ground clove
1 oz unsweetened chocolate

Directions:
Brown ground beef in olive oil, then add water, spices and tomato paste. Simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally and replacing water as needed. Add chocolate and continue simmering for 1 hour, stirring occasionally and replacing water as needed. Serve over pasta or rice.

4 comments:

MrsPresley said...

yum! this looks so good

Tiff said...

I tried this last night! It was a hearty meal with unexpected flavors for chili. Delish :)

Bridget said...

Mmmm...this looks really yummy!

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