Thursday, November 8, 2012

It looks like an early snow!

I don't know about you, but when a day is cold and raw like this one, I get in the mood to cook. I picked a recipe from Killer Recipes. It's  a recipe Judy Nichols submitted for the book. It has chocolate in it! Here it is:

Intense Cincinnati-Style Chili

(as featured in Caviar Dreams)



2 lbs lean ground beef
2 tsps crushed red pepper
4 small onions, chopped
1 qt water
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tbs vinegar
4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground allspice
6 oz tomato paste
5 medium bay leaves
1 block unsweetened chocolate (yes, people in Cincinnati like chocolate in their chili)
4 tsp cumin

Add ground beef to water in a large pot and stir until beef separates to a fine texture. Add all other ingredients. Stir to blend. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer uncovered for about 3 hours. May cover for the last hour if desired consistency has been reached. For the classic Three Way, serve on spaghetti with shredded cheese. For a Four Way, add onions. If you're really brave for a Five Way, add the beans. And don't forget the hot sauce and oyster crackers.

Judy Nichols, author of Caviar Dreams

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Stay warm!

1 comment:

Patricia Gligor said...

Cincinnati Style Chili - right up my alley. Literally, since I live in Cincinnati! You might also want to try Skyline Chili, my personal favorite!