What’s for Dinner? Cincinnati Style Chili recipe

Filed in Gather Food Essential by on August 28, 2009 0 Comments

While researching this recipe, I came across several different versions. A few things that seem clear is this must be served over pasta (usually spaghetti, but I used cavatelli), topped with cheese and garnished with onion. I did see some recipes that called for a bean garnish; I took that option as I love beans with chili. Many also call for oyster crackers, but I didn’t have any on hand.

Measurements are approximate.

1 lb lean ground beef

1 cup beef broth

1 t garlic powder

1 large (28 oz) can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped

1 1/2 T unsweetened cocoa powder

1 T Worcestershire sauce

1 T chili powder

1 t ground cumin

1 t red wine or cider vinegar

1/2 t ground allspice

1/2 t ground cinnamon

1/2 t cayenne pepper

salt to taste

hot cooked pasta

grated or shredded cheddar cheese

diced onion

cooked beans (I used kidney)http://media-files.gather.com/images/d370/d918/d745/d224/d96/f3/full.jpg

In a Dutch oven combine beef, broth and garlic powder. Cover and simmer over medium low heat 30 minutes or til most of liquid is absorbed; stir occasionally.

Stir in tomatoes, spices and seasonings and simmer another hour or so; stir occasionally. Taste and adjust as desired.http://media-files.gather.com/images/d371/d918/d745/d224/d96/f3/full.jpg

Serve chili over pasta garnished with cheese, onion and beans.http://media-files.gather.com/images/d369/d918/d745/d224/d96/f3/full.jpg

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