|Cincinnati's Spaghetti Red Chili|
Cincinnati chili is ordered by saying “one way”, (basic bowl of chili) “two way”, etc... with “six way” including chili, pasta, sauce, cheese, onions and garlic; but may include, beans, and jalapeños.
The 3 way means: chili, cheese, and noodles.
The 4 way means: 3 way + onions or beans
The 5 way means 3 way +onions and +beans
|I'm not big on beans, but you can always add them.|
While I'd never claim this is a Skyline chili recipe, as it leaves out the nut-meg, cinnamon, and cloves common among the sweeter "Greek" version, (but feel free to add it) this recipe is exactly how I like my Cincinnati chili-mac when I make it at home:
2 pounds of ground beef.
2 cups of crushed tomatoes
2 cups of water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
½ fresh diced onion
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon of cumin
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
¼ teaspoon of onion powder.
¼ teaspoon of cayenne powder (optional)
2 Tablespoon of all-purpose flour.
1 Tablespoon of corn starch
pinch black pepper
Also, don't forget the noodles (typical spaghetti noodles).
1. Brown ground beef
2. Add all ingredients for the chili.
3. Simmer on medium-low heat for approximately 10 minutes.
4. Boil spaghetti noodles per manufacturer's instructions
5. Plate spaghetti, top with chili.
6 Garnish with cheese and other toppings. - serves 5-10 people.