[Sca-cooks] Cincinnati chile (was Pepper in chocolate)

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 08:35:13 PDT 2007

Sure, no problem.

Cincinnati Chili

Recipe By :Cooks' Illustrated, pub 2/1/2005

2 teaspoons table salt or more to taste
1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium onions -- chopped fine (about 2 cups)
2 medium cloves garlic -- minced or pressed through a garlic press (about 2
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
2 cups tomato sauce
hot pepper sauce
1 pound spaghetti -- cooked, drained, and tossed with 2 tablespoons of
unsalted butter
12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese -- shredded
1 can red kidney beans (15-ounce) -- drained, rinsed, and warmed
1 medium white onion -- chopped fine (about 1 cup)


Bring 2 quarts of water and 1 teaspoon of the salt to a boil in a large

Add the ground chuck, stirring vigorously to separate the meat into
individual strands.

As soon as the foam from the meat rises to the top (this takes about 30
seconds) and before the water returns to a boil, drain the meat into a
strainer and set it aside.

Rinse and dry the empty saucepan. Set the pan over medium heat and add the
oil. When the oil is warm, add the onions and cook, stirring frequently,
until the onions are soft and browned around the edges, about 8 minutes.

Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Stir in the chili powder, oregano, cocoa, cinnamon, cayenne, allspice, black
pepper, and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt.

Cook, stirring constantly, until the spices are fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Stir in the broth, water, vinegar, sugar, and tomato sauce, scraping the pan
bottom to remove any browned bits.

Add the blanched ground beef and increase the heat to high.

As soon as the liquid boils, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer,
stirring occasionally, until the chili is deep red and has thickened
slightly, about 1 hour.

Adjust the seasonings, adding salt and hot pepper sauce to taste. (The chili
can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Bring to a
simmer over medium-low heat before serving.)

TO SERVE: Divide the buttered spaghetti among individual bowls. Spoon the
chili over the spaghetti and top with the cheese, beans, and onion. Serve

NOTES : Choose a relatively plain tomato sauce-nothing too spicy or
herbaceous. To warm the kidney beans, simmer them in water to cover for
several minutes and then drain.

On 8/28/07, Cennet Bahcesi <cennet.bahcesi.coffeehouse at gmail.com> wrote:

> And may I please have the recipe Kiri?
> Jibril/Brad

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