This tastes great & is not too far from the traditional Cincinnati style chili. Ours ended up a little dry, so we added some liquid at the end of the cooking process. Frank's Red Hot Sauce finished the dish off well.
Cincinnati Five-Way Chili
jnjhill Posted: 06/16/09
CherylR1954 Posted: 11/23/09
Loved it, and friends of mine from Ohio have said that this is the closest to home (I've tried all of the recipes on CL). It's great on pasta (I'm a convert) or if you make it alone and pair w/bread. Excellent in terms of heat (I used Penzy Spices Chili 3000) and flavors.
AMP3232 Posted: 11/23/08
This is a very flavorful chili. More sweet and spicy than hot. A good change of pace.
finepaws Posted: 01/03/09
I liked everything, but it was a little too sweet. I think I'll cut out the brown sugar next time.
Kate09 Posted: 04/13/10
This was my first experience with Cincinnati chili and I loved it! I made it with "Fake" meat crumbles since my husband is a vegetarian and it was delicious.
AlohaCara Posted: 11/13/09
While this isn't quite like Skyline, it does have some of the same unique flavors. It's really good and easy to make. It's so good, I won a chili cook-off with it. I followed the directions and wouldn't change a thing! A double batch of it is currently on my stove for a potluck dinner tomorrow night... smells delicious!
smd1212 Posted: 10/26/10
Very tasty, and seemed pretty accurate flavor-wise compared to our local Cincinnati chili place. Increased garlic and all spices by about 1/4 tsp. and subbed Heinz 57 for BBQ sauce (didn't have); cocoa powder for unsweetened chocolate, and red wine vinegar for white vinegar. I also added 1/2 tsp. chipotle chili powder since we love the smoky flavor. Yum, definitely a make-again hit!
crusnock Posted: 12/16/09
My husband and I love this chili! We've made it at least half a dozen times, and can't get enough of it. I serve it on whole wheat angel hair, and sometimes just cook all the onions and beans, rather than saving some as toppings.
JimMarltonNJ Posted: 05/02/11
Uniquely different taste than our "normal" chili. This has just moved into my top 3 favorite chilis.
HudnallsHuddle Posted: 03/24/13
I spent 15 years in the Ohio valley and got hooked on the Skyline. I've come back to the east and went looking to make it this weekend during the NCAA trouney as my reminder of my time in the valley. This was good, but definitely not the Skyline taste and it wasn't the lightened version of turkey versus beef. The seasoning is way off, but it is still a tasty recipe, just not Skyline or a Cinicinnati style of chili.
mandofan Posted: 04/28/14
Awesome chili! The one suggestion I'd make might is to combine the meat first, then start browning in batches. It can take doing it as a thirds for adequate browning depending on the size of your pan. (2-14-09)