Thursday, August 6, 2009

Foodie Friday ~ Cincinnati Chili

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Here's the packet of ingredients. I found this at the Kroger food store. My Mom comes from Cincinnati and has raved about this chili for a long time. Mom and Dad both enjoy this dish. I can't believe this was my first time ever trying it.

Combine the content of the package above with one 6-ounce can of tomato paste and 6 cups of water.

Add 1 to 1/2 pounds of lean ground beef. Do not brown.

shhhhhh.....Secret ingredient........add 1 tablespoon Hershey's Coco Powder:)

Beat mixture with a fork and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer (slow boil) uncovered, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness, approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours.

Boil spaghetti.

Grated cheddar cheese and chopped Vidalia onion.

Put spaghetti in bowl.

Add Cincinnati chili mixture.

Add onions.

Top with cheese.
After dinner read "Julie & Julia" before the movie comes out:)

11 comments:

Terry said...

I have had chili with cocoa in it before, and you would never know it was in there. It gives it a nice flavor and color.

Tammy518 said...

I can't believe you posted this! Hubby and I are from the Cincinnati area, but live in Virginia now. We LOVE Cincinnati chili and it's always one of our stops when we're "back home." I'll have to look for the Skyline mix in Kroger. Another Cincinnati chili restaurant is Dixie Chili and my parents usually bring us a case of cans of that when they visit.

Haden News said...

Judy,
Mom and Dad will be so glad to see this post :)
Wish you were here and we could go see "Julie & Julia" tomorrow!!! I hope to see it this weekend :-)

Lori E said...

I have heard of adding chilies to chocolate and chocolate to sauces but have never tried either. Sounds good though.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

My eldest grandson was just telling me yesterdy that the only kind of spaghetti he likes is chili spaghetti..can't wait to try thsi on him. Happy Foodie Friday!

Jeanne said...

I love this chili and have eaten it while traveling through Cinti. If I could find the chili mix I would love to try and make it. I wonder if we can buy it on the computer. I seriously do not think it would ever be sold in my small NC town. I will be looking for it though.

Hugs...Jeanne

Shauna said...

I have heard so much about this chili. I need to give it a try. Love your blog!

Sharing with Sherri said...

We are big chili lovers in my household! This is very interesting... I have never heard of chili served over pasta or adding cocoa!

We don't have a Kroger's supermarket in my area but I'll be checking to see if that recipe is available where I shop!

I will definately be trying the cocoa in my own chili recipe too!

Thanks for sharing!
Sherri:)

susan said...

I'll have to wait until it gets a little cooler to try this, but we love chili in the fall and winter. Thanks so much for the award. I really appreciate the honor and your visiting my blog. p.s--I saw Julie and Julia--loved it!

Amy said...

Yum...yum...yum..I am definitely going to try this. It sounds super yummy!

Thank you also soooo much for your kind blog award. You are just the sweetest to think of me. I appreciate it more than you can know. Amy :)

honeysuckle said...

This sounds delicious. ( Wish I could eat pasta but it doesn't agree with me), Enjoy!