|Plain chili- mine has the optional black soybeans|
OK, this is Skyline Chili, or Cincinnati chili. This is NOT Tex-Mex or authentic southwestern chili or anything like that. This is authentic in its own way. If you didn't grow up in or around southwest Ohio, this may all seem very strange to you. Chocolate in chili? Cinnamon? Allspice? Yup, all of that and more! I made the version with beans, though Skyline chili doesn't have beans in it, you ask for them and you get them as a topping.
Skyline Chili is ordered by ways:
- Chili spaghetti is a plate of spaghetti, topped with chili
- A 3-way is chili spaghetti, topped with a huge pile of shredded cheddar cheese
- A 4-way is a 3-way with either onions or beans
- A 5-way is a 3-way with onions and beans
They all have oyster crackers on the side.
|This would be a 3-way if there was pasta involved!|
3 pounds lean ground beef
2 quarts water
2 large onions -- chopped
29 ounces tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 Tablespoons chili powder -- or more if desired
2 Tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate square
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 drops Tabasco sauce
In an 8 quart kettle combine hamburger, water and onions; simmer for 30 minutes.
Then add remaining ingredients.
Simmer for 2 or 3 hours, uncovered.
|This is how I eat it- with a half ounce of cheese, |
a Tablespoon of sour cream and a slice of jalapeno.
Makes 12 (1-cup) servings:
Per Serving: 344 Calories; 25g Fat (64.5% calories from fat); 22g Protein;
9g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 85mg Cholesterol; 799mg Sodium
Can add 2 (15-ounce) cans black soybeans, drained and rinsed, if desired.
This will make 14 (1-cup) servings:
Per Serving: 351 Calories; 24g Fat (60.6% calories from fat); 24g Protein;
11g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 73mg Cholesterol; 698mg Sodium