HE SAID: Not exactly the same as Skyline, but pretty close. Enjoyed it!
SHE SAID: Like it! Will make again!
The female part of this couple was born and raised in Hawaii...in Hawaii, Chili is always served with rice...actually most dishes were served with rice, but with the variety of restaurants in this State, the changing demographics and health conscious diners, most restaurants here now offer a variety of starches or veggie substitutes.
Cincinnati Chili is ordered several ways (none with rice). The male part of this couple said he always had it three-way: chili on top of spaghetti topped with cheddar cheese. The chili is a bit spicy, so if you're not into spicy, cut back on the chili powder. This recipe was just right for us, although the male part of this couple said it's pretty close to Skyline, but not quite the same. Next time I'm trying the boiling of the ground beef.
The photo to the right was borrowed from Allrecipes.com. Our chili looked similar minus the onions and with more cheese.
We used our 4-quart crock pot for this. The pot fed two of for dinner (generous servings), the male part of this couple had one serving of leftovers and we stored away two containers (each would feed both of us) in the freezer. We wouldn't cut down the recipe to feed two people just one meal...save time..make the whole crock pot! The female part loves this chili...no beans. We made some whole wheat spaghetti for the chili. Next time we may try the chili on soy dogs for chili dogs!
We actually took from a couple recipes...here's what we tried.
Seves 6, used a 4-quart crock pot
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 4-6 hours on low
1 quart cold water
2 lbs lean ground beef
2 c crushed tomatoes
1 red onion, diced (you can use two, we prefer less onions)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T unsweetened cocoa
1/4 c chili powder
1 t cayenne
1 tsp ground cumin
2 T cider vinegar
1 whole bay leaf
1/4 t ground cloves
1 t cinnamon
1 1/2 t kosher salt
cooked whole wheat spaghetti
shredded cheddar cheese (as much as you like)
In a frying pan, fry ground beef with onions and garlic. Drain fat. Pour beef mixture into crock pot, add the rest of the ingredients (except for the pasta and cheese), cook on low for 4-6 hours. Pour chili over spaghetti and top with cheese to serve this dish "three-way".