Friday, July 2, 2010

Cincinnati Chili

Add the following to crock-pot and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours:

1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 cup chicken stock
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 cans kidney beans, drained
1 1/2 tsp. vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 Tbs. chili powder
1 Tbs. cumin
1 Tbs. cocoa
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cayenne
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 bay leaves

You will also need:

1 pkg. thin spaghetti
1 pkg. oyster crackers
cheddar cheese

Cook spaghetti in salted water until al dente. Ladle chili over spaghetti. Top with cheddar cheese and oyster crackers. Enjoy!


karen said...

This looks a bit different from my Cincinnati chili recipe. It's missing the cinnamon and allspice (distinctive to that Cincinnati flavor), and it looks like you're including the kidney beans in with the meat? Usually the beans are ladled on top of the meat and spaghetti (and then topped with cheese and onion, etc.) Do you create your own recipes, or are they given to you?

Can't wait to try your lentil soup recipe! The burritos look great too!

Ginger said...

It does have cinnamon and allspice in the recipe. :) And yes, I put the kidney beans in with the meat and I also throw the onion in the crock-pot instead of on top b/c I simplify everything I possibly can. :D
This recipe was converted for the crock-pot from an recipe. I get my recipes from every possible source- online, cookbooks, friends.. .

karen said...

Okay, I see the cinnamon and allspice now! Don't how I missed it the first time (maybe I didn't have my contacts in that day??). Sorry about that. :-p

Anyway, I see how it certainly simplifies things to put it all in the crockpot together. :) Leaving it separate in my household is crucial though--it keeps the tradition AND satisfies my bean-hating hubby! :)