CINCINNATI STYLE CHILI MAC

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I first learned about this unique way of preparing and serving this style of chili while traveling across the state of Ohio.  There is a chain out there called Steak and Shake.  Their featured entree is called Chili Mac or Skyline Chile, and it is served 5 different ways.

1 way:  just the chili
2 way chili, served over spaghetti
3 way:  chili , spaghetti and shredded cheese
4 way:  chili, spaghetti, shredded cheese and chopped onions
5 way:  chili, shaghetti, shredded cheese, chopped onions, and beans
 
What makes this style of chili so unique is the ingredients.  This style of chili is nothing like my signature chili or any other standard recipe.  It’s unique ingredients and spices make it a different yet awesome combination which is outstanding.  The secret to getting the texture right on this dish is to get the ground beef as fine as possible.  This is done by soaking the ground beef in water before starting the cooking process. 
 
1 package of spaghetti noodles
2 lbs of ground beef
1 clove of garlic minced
1 cup of root beer
1 medium onion diced
1 green pepper diced
1 large can of crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup of chili powder
1 teaspoon of cayenne powder
1 teaspoon of allspice
1 teaspoon of cinnamaon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cumin
1/2 teaspoon of coriander
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
1 teaspoon of redwine vinegar
2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
 
For the toppings:
Shredded Cheese
Chopped Onions
1 can of beans
 
In seperate pot or mixing bowl soak the ground beef in water for 10 to 20 minutes.  In large pot or dutch oven, heat some oil and add the chopped onions, green pepper, and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add the ground beef after you strained it.  The meat should be now very fine in texture.  Add unsweetened cocoa,  chili powder, cayenne pepper, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, and ground cloves.   Let this combination simmer about 5 minutes.  Add crushed tomatoes, root beer, redwine vinegar and worcestershire sauce and cook until its thickened yet still soupy, about 20 minutes.  In seperate pot, boil the spaghetti noodles, strain and serve on seperate plates.  Top with the chili and add the desired toppings you wish to make it any of the 5 ways you like.  In a salute to the city of Cincinnati …… CHEERS !!!!
 
 
 

 

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