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Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« on: October 24, 2012, 08:44:56 PM »
Ingredients
2 lbs of Beef
1/2 cup of chopped onions
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1/2 pound of spaghetti noodles
1/4 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 bay leaf
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
10 ounce beef broth (Stores usually only carry 15oz which is ok to add it all in.)
15 ounce plain tomato sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (If you don't want it too spicy you can do 1/8 teaspoon. You'll get a tingle but you'll still get the flavor.)
cheddar cheese to top

1. Heat oil in a large sauce pan, cook onions for 6 minutes to translucent

2. Add beef and cook until brown, drain grease

3. Add everything else in and stir until everything is smooth and not chunky. (I like to add my mixes into like a bowl mix them altogether so its even when I pour it in.)

4. Simmer for hour and a half and then remove the bay leaf before serving.

5. After about an hour of simmering begin boiling water in a separate pot for your spaghetti so it is ready for the chili. (I like to break my noodle in half before putting them in. Makes it easier to serve.)

Serving Options

Chili 1 way: Chili by itself

Chili 2 way: Chili with cheese or noodles

Chili 3 way: Chili with cheese and noodles

Chili 4 way: Chili with cheese, noodles and raw onions on it

Chili 5 way: Chili with cheese noodles, raw onions and red beans. (I haven't done it with beans yet, but it is good either way.)


Made this for my Dad last time I visited and promised him I'd post it here. Made it for all my college friends last week and everyone loved it, the pastor and music director had some as well and they liked it.

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 08:45:36 PM »
Oops didn't see recipes up top. Someone mind moving it for me? Thank you.

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 12:11:03 PM »
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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 12:17:26 PM »
Uh oh. A chili thread.


This'll be on its way to Fight Club by the time it's over.

Also, What are your thoughts on the Civil War?

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 12:20:40 PM »
Uh oh. A chili thread.


This'll be on its way to Fight Club by the time it's over.

Also, What are your thoughts on the Civil War?

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No problem whatsoever with that recipe.  It doesn't have beans.   O-)  Wonder if he likes pie?
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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 12:41:44 PM »
Ingredients
2 lbs of Beef
1/2 cup of chopped onions
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1/2 pound of spaghetti noodles
1/4 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 bay leaf
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
10 ounce beef broth (Stores usually only carry 15oz which is ok to add it all in.)
15 ounce plain tomato sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (If you don't want it too spicy you can do 1/8 teaspoon. You'll get a tingle but you'll still get the flavor.)
cheddar cheese to top

1. Heat oil in a large sauce pan, cook onions for 6 minutes to translucent

2. Add beef and cook until brown, drain grease

3. Add everything else in and stir until everything is smooth and not chunky. (I like to add my mixes into like a bowl mix them altogether so its even when I pour it in.)

4. Simmer for hour and a half and then remove the bay leaf before serving.

5. After about an hour of simmering begin boiling water in a separate pot for your spaghetti so it is ready for the chili. (I like to break my noodle in half before putting them in. Makes it easier to serve.)

Serving Options

Chili 1 way: Chili by itself

Chili 2 way: Chili with cheese or noodles

Chili 3 way: Chili with cheese and noodles

Chili 4 way: Chili with cheese, noodles and raw onions on it

Chili 5 way: Chili with cheese noodles, raw onions and red beans. (I haven't done it with beans yet, but it is good either way.)


Made this for my Dad last time I visited and promised him I'd post it here. Made it for all my college friends last week and everyone loved it, the pastor and music director had some as well and they liked it.

Darn that sounds like a lot of work for a one time hour meal.    All those spices that one may never use in another 6 months,

Perhaps after Divinity College you could head for Chiefs school, seems like you could combine the preaching and cooking all together.     You seem to have multi talents that can be brought together, may in the future get a TV program as  " Food for the sole"   you never know where the love of God Will take you.  

You have to remember that spices are very expensive , and used seldom in day to day cooking.    Jump in there and find recipies that for food that the people you minister have on hand , salt and pepper.    You can do it, when you get to the Latino areas, now is the fun to figure out how to cook beans, rice and hot peppers with other meats that will feed the people for little price.

As a minister to others and a teacher of how to feed themselves, what more can a worker of God do ?????

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012, 12:47:23 PM »
I despise skyline 'chili'. Chili shouldn't include the same seasoning as a pumpkin pie:p

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012, 01:08:44 PM »
No problem whatsoever with that recipe.  It doesn't have beans.   O-)  Wonder if he likes pie?

Love pie.

Also the civil war was a travesty to American life. Brother against Brother, 500,000+ men died. Union was fighting for freedom and the confederate was fighting to protect their own prosperity and gain through the use of slaves.

Also Vesta, what?

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2012, 01:36:19 PM »
Nasty, horrible DISGUSTING stuff!!!  Why the hell is this recipe even allowed on this board?!  The OP needs to be banned.

Skyline "chili" indeed.

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2012, 01:43:39 PM »
Don't they serve this at Waffle House?
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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2012, 01:45:01 PM »
I went to college near Cincinnati . . . Skyline chili had a franchise in my college town.  I remember walking in to see what they had, turning green and running out!  I may be from NJ but even I know THIS AIN'T CHILI!!   :panic:
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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2012, 01:48:47 PM »
Darn that sounds like a lot of work for a one time hour meal.    All those spices that one may never use in another 6 months,

You have to remember that spices are very expensive , and used seldom in day to day cooking.    

Um, Vesta? The spices mentioned are pretty common. I have all of them in my spice cabinet and they are replaced when used up. All of them - except the allspice - can be purchased at Dollar Tree or Big Lots.

There is so little allspice in this recipe that it could be deleted and increase the cinnamon and clove a wee bit. Won't be exactly identical but not changed enough to notice - especially if one has never had Skyline Chili.

If you don't have unsweetened chocolate in your cabinet ( I think there are probably 4 or 5 BOXES of it in mine  :-)  ) you could use some cocoa powder (not hot chocolate mix) and a tablespoon of butter, or for that matter use an ounce of a dark chocolate Hershey bar and eat the rest of it (not something I would EVER consider  :lmao:  ).

Most recipes can be adapted to more "affordable" or "accessible" ingredients. Might not get the same flavors, but doesn't mean it can't be quite tasty.

Cooking is chemistry. You mix stuff up and see what happens. Sometimes it's awesome. Sometimes it's tolerable. Sometimes it flat out sucks. But oh what fun it is to experiment!  :yahoo:


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I like Skyline Chili - especially on all beef hot dogs with cheese and onions! :drool: I buy it canned at the grocery and keep it in the cabinet when my "Cincy born and lived there 45 yrs" Other Half needs a Skyline "fix"! It's not as good as the made from scratch fresh, but it's more than acceptable. The frozen is better for on pasta or by itself in a bowl(my least favorite way to eat it).

The thing to remember when eating Skyline Chili is to not think of it as "chili". Think of it as more a hot dog/pasta sauce.

Just hand over the chocolate...back away slowly...far away....and you won't get hurt....

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2012, 01:49:29 PM »
I went to college near Cincinnati . . . Skyline chili had a franchise in my college town.  I remember walking in to see what they had, turning green and running out!  I may be from NJ but even I know THIS AIN'T CHILI!!   :panic:

We were doing a job in .... Indiana if I remember correctly, and I walked into a Skyline 'chili' restaurant.  They asked me what I wanted and I said chili.  Little did I know what I would be receiving!

They handed me a bowl of this ..... filthy, vile, disgusting, horrible stuff that had noodles in it!  I said WHAT is this??  She told me it was chili .... If I weren't such a gentleman I would have beat her down on the spot.

I told them all I wanted was some chili.  They didn't HAVE any!

I left.  Immediately.

cinnamon?  spaghetti?  Really??

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2012, 01:51:51 PM »
Don't they serve this at Waffle House?

They serve something like this at Steak n Shake. Though compared to real Skyline chili its not as good.

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2012, 01:53:50 PM »
I just read the list of ingredients.

I think I'll pass.
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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2012, 01:58:30 PM »
They serve something like this at Steak n Shake. Though compared to real Skyline chili its not as good.

Jesus Christ!  You mean there's stuff out there WORSE than Skyline 'chili'??

Lord have mercy.

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2012, 01:59:14 PM »
:rofl:
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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2012, 02:05:33 PM »
Jesus Christ!  You mean there's stuff out there WORSE than Skyline 'chili'??

Lord have mercy.

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And they charge for it . . . how is that even possible??  :panic:
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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2012, 02:17:03 PM »
Aha!  The truth:

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Skyline Chili is unique in that it is not chili con carne, the meat dish that originated in (and is the state dish of) Texas. Instead, Cincinnati-style chili is a sauce usually used over spaghetti or hot dogs, containing a unique spice blend that gives it a very distinct taste. Officially, the recipe for Skyline Chili is a well-kept family secret among Lambrinides' surviving children. However, many Skyline patrons as well as Matt Hoye believe that the unique taste of Skyline Chili comes from chocolate and cinnamon, spices common in Greek cuisine's meat dishes.
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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2012, 02:19:35 PM »
And they charge for it . . . how is that even possible??  :panic:

I know, right?

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2012, 02:20:52 PM »
Aha!  The truth:
Wikipedia

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It ain't right.  I'm still horrified by what I saw in that store.  I think I have PTSD from that experience.

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Re: Cincinatti "Skyline" Chili
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2012, 02:24:28 PM »
:bawl:

It ain't right.  I'm still horrified by what I saw in that store.  I think I have PTSD from that experience.

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Quick - get that man a bottle of Lone Star Beer!

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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2012, 02:26:02 PM »
Quick - get that man a bottle of Lone Star Beer!

 :-)

LOL.  Shiner will do nicely sir!

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