This recipe is copycat Skyline Chili recipe. I think this is a really good copycat version of the traditional Skyline Chili. What is great about this recipe is that you can make it fresh and unprocessed which I love! If you are from the Cincinnati, Ohio area you most likely grew up eating Skyline Chili. If you move away once you get "hooked" on this style of chili and can't find the canned version in the store then this is the recipe for you! It is easy to prepare and really satisfies your craving!
- 1 quart cold water
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 cups crushed tomato
- 2 yellow onions diced
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp cider vinegar
- 1 whole bay leaf
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- cooked spaghetti to serve chili over optional
- shredded cheese optional
- Add beef and water to a 4-quart pot.
- Bring to a simmer while stirring until the ground beef is in very small pieces.
- Simmer for 30 minutes and add all the rest of the ingredients.
- Simmer on low, uncovered, for 3 hours.
- Add water as needed if the chili becomes to thick.
- Refrigerated the chili overnight, and the next day remove the layer of fat from top before reheating and serving.
- Serve with spaghetti and cheese.
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