Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Good Day for Some Cincinnati Chili

Well this is one meal Vanilla Bean better not touch.  Too many spices for her, but if you have a cupboard full of spices you haven't used in a while this one's for you.

A favorite of mine and the youth loved it after a fun afternoon of hunting and cutting down a Christmas tree and decorating it for me.

Ready to dig in.
An old recipe of my mom's from a magazine clipping:

1 lb ground round
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 clove garlic, minced
1 cup bbq sauce
1 cup water
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, grated
1/2 tsp each of ground cumin, turmeric, allspice, cinnamon
1/4 tsp each of ground cloves, ground coriander, ground cardamom
1 tsp salt
tomato juice, as needed
9 ox. spaghetti, cooked
16 oz can of small red beans
2 onions, chopped
1 lb. cheddar cheese, shredded

Brown hamburger with onion and garlic.  Drain fat, add bbq sauce and water.  Bring to a boil and add spices.  Simmer for 30 minutes.  Serve over spaghetti, topped with onions, red beans, and cheese for  five way Cincinnati chili.