Cincinnati Chili

  • caradr Posted: 09/19/09
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    fantastic. the hint of cinnamon was just right. husband loved it also. followed recipe exactly

  • 120261 Posted: 11/17/09
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    Made it for my husband and I the other night and it was delicious. It will become one of my steady chili recipes. Made no changes to the recipe.

  • griebus Posted: 12/16/09
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    We tried this chili recipe thinking that the unusual spice combination might be a refreshing change from the usual chili. Unfortunately, we didn't like the flavor combination, particularly the cinnamon.

  • Sisterchic Posted: 02/28/10
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    The spice combination makes this noticeably different from other chillis I've made. I reduced the cinnamon to 1/4 tsp. and really like the mix of flavors. I topped off my serving with light sour cream and cilantro. Yum.

  • Sumilicious Posted: 02/14/11
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    One of the few disappointing recipes I've tried from CL. Maybe I just don't get the whole "Cincinnati Chili" thing. But this simply tasted weird. I added a bit of brown sugar and more salt to improve taste. Didn't bother with garnish since it sounded stupid (raw onion over dish? Yuck. Onion breath.) Maybe flavours will improve with age, like many chilis?

  • harchickgirl1 Posted: 09/01/12
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    Tired of my usual Tex-Mex chili recipe, I had wanted to find a different recipe for a cold day, so I searched for and found this recipe. I really like Indian spices and cook with them a lot. I already had everything in the pantry and freezer, which was a bonus. I had never heard of Cincinnati chili before, but I decided to try it. I didn't change anything in the recipe. It was really good. My family raved about it, so I'll be making it again.

  • MeghanNC Posted: 06/27/14
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    I love the spice and flavor in this recipe, but it's not overly sweet, like some Cincinatti Chili recipes can be. The garam masala really gives it an earthiness and zest. Also, tip for the wise - don't go to your basic grocery supermarket for garam masala, where it will be dreadfully expensive. Spend the extra few minutes to find an international market and get yourself a big bag of it for almost nothing. Super G Mart here in Charlotte is where I found mine. Oh, and my only substitution was avoiding the raw onion as garnish - not everyone likes raw onions and I just used them cooked in the chili itself instead.


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