Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cincinnati Chili

No picture, because it honestly looks like throw up. If that doesn't dissuade you from making this, I don't know what will! haha Ok, it's actually really delicious, but not ideal to photograph. There are a lot of spices, so make sure you've got all of them! I find it very delicious. See for yourself.

Cincinnati Chili
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 t minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 small can or ½ Cup tomato sauce
  • 1 can red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • Beef broth, as needed

Accompaniments

  • Spaghetti
  • Grated cheese
  • Chopped onions

Directions:

Brown the meat. Sweat the onions and garlic. Add all the spices and cook until the spices are fragrant. Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and kidney beans then bring to simmer for an hour or so, if possible. It should be thick and chunky, not saucy. If it needs more moisture, add some beef broth.

When you’re ready to serve, remove the bay leaves and serve over spaghetti and top with lots of shredded cheese and onions.