Cincinnati Chili

The city of Cincinnati has a particular variety of chili that is unlike any found outside that area.  Chili restaurant chains, notably Gold Star Chili and Skyline Chili, exist throughout the area.


2 pounds of Hamburger
2 Yellow Cooking Onions, chopped finely
4 Cups Water
1/2 tsp. Allspice
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
6 Tbsp. Chili Powder
3 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp. Cloves
1 tsp. Accent (MSG, optional)
2 tsp. Paprika
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 beef Bouillon Cubes
1/2 oz. Unsweetened Chocolate
1 bay leaf, crumbled finely
6 drops Tabasco Sauce
Two 8 oz. cans Tomato Sauce
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce


Put all of the above into a large pan and simmer for 2-3 hours until it's cooked. (Yes, even the hamburger.)

Serve over cooked spaghetti

Top with finely shredded Cheddar Cheese. and any other "Ways" you wish. Beans, Onions etc.

This recipe freezes very well!

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