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Cincinnati Chili
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Posted on 10/05/2010 9:05:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono

"Outside of the state of Texas, Cincinnati, Ohio, is the most chili-crazed city in the United States. Cincinnati prides itself on being a true chili capital, with more than 180 chili parlors. Cincinnati-style chili is quite different from its more familiar Texas cousin, and it has developed a cult-like popularity.

What makes it different is the way the meat is cooked. The chili has a thinner consistency and is prepared with an unusual blend of spices that includes cinnamon, chocolate or cocoa, allspice, and Worcestershire. this is truly the unofficial grub of Cincinnati.

The people of Cincinnati enjoy their chili spooned over freshly made pasta and topped with a combination of chopped onions, shredded Cheddar cheese, refried beans or kidney beans, and crushed oyster crackers. If you choose "the works," you are eating what they call Five-Way Chili. Make sure to pile on the toppings - that's what sets it apart from any other chili dish."


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Chili purists have at it.


1 posted on 10/05/2010 9:05:23 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

mmmmmm... and almost lunch time too. The real question is Goldstar or Skyline?


2 posted on 10/05/2010 9:10:01 AM PDT by delapaz
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To: JoeProBono
TRY IT FREEPERS!!! It is DELICIOUS!!

You can buy Cincinnati Chili dry mix or get Skyline Chile Frozen at the grocery store.....ALERT.....It's addicting!!

3 posted on 10/05/2010 9:10:08 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JoeProBono
I make a chili that has lots of ground beef, green bell peppers, onions, kidney beans and chili powder. Everyone seems to like it, but I once entered a chili competition at work and the consensus seemed to be that, while good, it was very unusual.
4 posted on 10/05/2010 9:10:20 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: JoeProBono

It’s Skyline Time!!!!!!


5 posted on 10/05/2010 9:10:26 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: JoeProBono

There was a restaurant here that served chili Cincinnati style. It closed up for lack of interest.

Me? I don’t care how anyone eats their chili. I do prefer a much thicker sauce with diced fresh or canned tomatoes, lots of peppers and onions. But to each his own.

Oddly, the chocolate/cocoa does work. I don’t use it myself, but I’ve had it. It’s good.


6 posted on 10/05/2010 9:11:29 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: JoeProBono

That’s not chili, that’s spaghetti sauce........where are the hot peppers......


7 posted on 10/05/2010 9:12:08 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Exactly how I make mine. Then I serve it up with a little grated cheddar, sour cream and tortilla chips.


8 posted on 10/05/2010 9:13:08 AM PDT by riri
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To: JoeProBono

Had some just last week. Great stuff. My wife is from Ohio, and she makes it fresh from her own recipe (better than Skyline, IMHO).


9 posted on 10/05/2010 9:13:08 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: JoeProBono
I am not a fan of Cinci Chili but I know a lot people that love it.....I have never understood pasta and chili together....
10 posted on 10/05/2010 9:13:14 AM PDT by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: delapaz

Skyline...no contest.


11 posted on 10/05/2010 9:13:57 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JoeProBono

Been there done that. Lived there for 2 years. Never understood the draw for the chili. In my opinion it is not as good as southern chili. One day I brought homemade spaghetti to work, one of the guys said hey that smells and looks like chili. The only chili I liked when I lived there was Dixie Chili


12 posted on 10/05/2010 9:15:32 AM PDT by justlittleoleme
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Chili was first invented by the Spanish Canary Islanders,
in the city of San Antonio, Texas, which they founded.
The recipe consisted of dried beef, suet, dried chili peppers, and salt.

... PASTA?!?


13 posted on 10/05/2010 9:15:32 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: JoeProBono

This is not chili. This is semi-liquid meatloaf.


14 posted on 10/05/2010 9:15:56 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: JoeProBono

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM..Hormel!!


15 posted on 10/05/2010 9:17:37 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

16 posted on 10/05/2010 9:18:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: riri; Mr Ramsbotham

that’s exactly how i make mine too, just made some this past weekend because my daughter was home from college and i made enough for her to take some back with her. YUM.


17 posted on 10/05/2010 9:19:54 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: delapaz
mmmmmm... and almost lunch time too. The real question is Goldstar or Skyline?

I like Skyline better, with Gold Star a close second. Unfortunately I live in Illinois now and the only place I can find Skyline Chili is the cans sold in the local Kroger stores.
18 posted on 10/05/2010 9:20:55 AM PDT by saluki_in_ohio (I support statehood for Central and Southern Illinois. Let Cook County play with itself...)
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To: delapaz
mmmmmm... and almost lunch time too. The real question is Goldstar or Skyline?

I like Skyline better, with Gold Star a close second. Unfortunately I live in Illinois now and the only place I can find Skyline Chili is the cans sold in the local Kroger stores.
19 posted on 10/05/2010 9:21:11 AM PDT by saluki_in_ohio (I support statehood for Central and Southern Illinois. Let Cook County play with itself...)
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To: chicagolady

20 posted on 10/05/2010 9:23:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Skyline Chili/Cincinnati Reds Playoff Promotion
21 posted on 10/05/2010 9:24:07 AM PDT by sjm_888
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To: JoeProBono

That isn’t chili. It is a sloppy joe on noodles...


22 posted on 10/05/2010 9:25:32 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (When the ass brays, don't reply...)
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To: Kimmers

23 posted on 10/05/2010 9:26:07 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Mr Rogers

24 posted on 10/05/2010 9:29:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
I am blessed to live close enough to Cincinnati to enjoy this wonderful tradition!

25 posted on 10/05/2010 9:29:33 AM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: JoeProBono

GROSS!

It’s crap like that, that give humans rot gut.


26 posted on 10/05/2010 9:31:22 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

27 posted on 10/05/2010 9:32:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

BARBARIANS!!!! CHILI DOES NOT HAVE SPAGETTI IN IT! PIZZA DOES NOT HAVE FURIT TOPPINGS! ;-)


28 posted on 10/05/2010 9:34:11 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kimmers

My sister lives in Cinci and a lot of her friends adore the style of chili that is made out there.

Frankly, neither of us can stand the stuff (way too sweet) - but we try not to say so in front of her friends LOL.

LQ


29 posted on 10/05/2010 9:35:14 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: TSgt

30 posted on 10/05/2010 9:35:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Blue Ash chili is the best.


31 posted on 10/05/2010 9:35:49 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I just converted my home cooked pinto/kidney bean soup into home made chilli last night.

Yummy.
So easy to make a pot of beans even with time constraints.

I just don’t get how people now a days can eat prepared food from the grocery store.

Home made is really quite simple and tasty.


32 posted on 10/05/2010 9:37:27 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Kartographer

33 posted on 10/05/2010 9:38:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: sniper63; All

Requirements for Great Chili:
It can be made in many ways(most are wrong) but are required to have the following results. Taste GREAT, bring tears to the eyes, clear sinus for a week, melt the wax out of your ears, burn the lint from your naval, cure a bad case of athlete ‘s foot and cause one to use ICE cubes for toilet paper.
It may also cause Liberals to become very Conservative!


34 posted on 10/05/2010 9:38:18 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: JoeProBono
Food porn...
35 posted on 10/05/2010 9:39:50 AM PDT by MissTed (Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.)
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To: GOYAKLA

I concur, if your nose ain’t dripping and eyes ain’t tearing from 5 feet away it just ain’t good chili........needs to make you sphincter pucker just smelling it.


36 posted on 10/05/2010 9:40:45 AM PDT by sniper63 (I am the leader of the TEA Party, I, myself am the leader of me, myself for I am the TEA Party!)
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To: JoeProBono

If you’re not going to make it from scratch, at least get some Wick Fowler’s!


37 posted on 10/05/2010 9:40:57 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: Nepeta

The is the way a fully-dressed Coney (hot dog) is presented at Blue Ash: in a small bowl, buried underneath chili and cheese, not to mention onions and mustard. We dare anyone to eat this with their hands. A fork is required


38 posted on 10/05/2010 9:41:33 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Your wiener is overcooked and shriveled.
39 posted on 10/05/2010 9:42:06 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: JoeProBono

I made a pot of recently for football Sunday and tried a new twist. I ground oatmeal to a course flour in my food processor and used it to thicken the chili.

In addition to adding good flavor and texture, I got at least a 10% improvement in volume and aroma during the second half.. :)


40 posted on 10/05/2010 9:42:22 AM PDT by IamConservative (Gentleman, we have no money. We must now use our brains.)
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To: MissTed

41 posted on 10/05/2010 9:44:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

I thought this was a chili thread.

My wife is from Ohio. I derisively call that Ohio gravy.


42 posted on 10/05/2010 9:47:41 AM PDT by doodad
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To: IamConservative
Good idea!


43 posted on 10/05/2010 9:47:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: delapaz

It’s Skyline time, baby!!!!


44 posted on 10/05/2010 9:48:05 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: Kimmers
I have never understood pasta and chili

Ditto that. Crackers, or tortilla chips to give a little body to it, maybe. But pasta? I don't get it.

Really good chili - competition type stuff - is just meat and sauce. Made by someone who knows what they're doing, there ain't nothin' better.

45 posted on 10/05/2010 9:48:51 AM PDT by wbill
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To: delapaz

No...the real question is Beans or No Beans.


46 posted on 10/05/2010 9:52:51 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (There's a strange odor coming from the White House. Smells like BO.)
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To: sniper63

By the way Cincinnati Chili looks to me like a FUBAR Taco/Pasta!
One HELL of a mixed marriage.


47 posted on 10/05/2010 9:55:14 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: Blogger

damn you freepers...now I’m leaving the office in search of the nearest Skyline in Cleveland....my afternoon is shot! I know a long nap will follow.


48 posted on 10/05/2010 10:00:06 AM PDT by oust the louse (When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.)
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To: GOYAKLA

49 posted on 10/05/2010 10:02:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

What is with the oyster crackers?


50 posted on 10/05/2010 10:04:17 AM PDT by La Lydia
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