Monday, January 2, 2017

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili

I enjoyed my very first bowl of Cincinnati Chili at Skyline Chili in Cincinnati many years ago. I had only known a couple of different kinds of Chili at that point, a Texas Orginal Chili and New Mexico Chili, so the introduction of this Chili that could be enjoyed 1 to 5 different ways was very interesting to me. I really fell in love with Cincinnati Chili and have continued to make it through the years, I even have a recipe for it in my cookbook, Miz Helen's Kitchen Table. This recipe today is one that has evolved through the years and one that is a favorite. We call this Cincinnati Chili Nana's Way.


Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


The Way System
Three Way: Spaghetti, Chili and Cheese
Four Way: Chili, Cheese, Spaghetti, Onions or Beans
Five Way: Spaghetti, Chili, Cheese, Onions, Beans and or Oyster Crackers
Nana's Way
The Beans Are In The Recipe

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We Start With The Spaghetti

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Next Comes The Chili and Beans

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Finish With Onions, Cheese and Crackers

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
2 pounds ground chuck, browned
1 large yellow onion, medium dice
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups beef broth
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup tomato paste
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 (15 ounce) cans Chili Beans
Directions
In a large hot skillet, brown the ground chuck, add the onions and garlic.  Cook until the onions are clear.
Add the meat mixture to the pre-heated slow cooker.
In a large mixing pitcher, mix the beef broth, tomato sauce, tomato paste, vinegar, cumin, chili powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, salt and pepper, mix together until completely blended.
Pour the liquid mixture over the meat mixture and mix well.  
Stir in the Chili Beans and mix well.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
For Serving
Cooked Spaghetti for the bottom of each bowl.
Optional Garnish:
Green Onions, Chopped, Sharp Cheddar Shredded, Oyster Crackers
Enjoy!
Print Recipe

This Chili Is Very Thick and Rich

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


The Longer This Chili Sits, The Better It Gets
I Will Sometimes Let It Set Overnight In The Refrigerator and Heat It Up For Serving The Next Day.

Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Chili is delicious and is a great dish to be served for a family night or a group of friends. I sure hope you enjoy this chili and am so happy that you could stop by and spend some time in the kitchen with me today. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen


5 comments:

  1. Yes! Mix Helen you know anything with chocolate is good, love this recipe, I will be eating this soon. Happy New Year.

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  2. I love Cincinnati style chili, Miz Helen, and have made it myself. However, I'd love to try your version! I'm craving it right now. Also, your carrot salad looks tasty and healthy, too.

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  3. Oooh cocoa powder! I bet this is so good! A must try x #TickleMyTastebudsTuesday www.hijackedbytwins.com

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